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AFFINITY GROUPS AT CORNERSTONE ARE GROUPS THAT GATHER AROUND A SHARED LIFE STAGE, SHARED INTEREST, OR SHARED LIFE EXPERIENCE. THESE GROUPS EXIST FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH, EMOTIONAL SUPPORT, AND TO FOSTER COMMUNITY. AFFINITY GROUPS ARE OPEN TO ANYONE BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE CHURCH; WE JUST ASK THAT YOU SHARE THE INTEREST OR LIFE EXPERIENCE OF THE GROUP.

FALL 2019 BIBLE STUDIES

The New Testament You Never Knew

An 8 week video series by NT Wright that takes you on a tour of the story behind the explosive story of the New Testament. You will discover things you never knew about Jesus’ baptism and journey into the wilderness, the meaning behind his parables and miracles, the significance of his death and resurrection, the incredible expansion of the early church into the Greco-Roman world, and how the transforming mission of Jesus can still turn the world upside down today.

  • Wednesdays at 7:30 PM starting on September 11th.

  • Study guides are $10 and can be purchased the first week of class or online.

When God Doesn’t Fix It:

Learning to Walk in God’s Plan Instead of Your Own

Can blessings arise from broken dreams? This 5 week video study by Laura Story tackles common myths about God and hardship, examines what happens when life doesn't turn out as we expect---and offers assurance that although our situation may never get better, we can grow because of it.

  • Mondays at 7 PM starting on September 23rd.

  • Books are $6 each and can be purchased the first week of class or online.

God of Justice

Christians are called to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those who are vulnerable and oppressed. This study will explore Scripture as we seek to understand God's call to engage in bringing about His justice on earth. While coming to a deeper knowledge and understanding of biblical justice, we will draw personal application for the pursuit of justice ministry in our individual lives and the wider church. Six week study for the fall semester.

  • Sundays at 11:15 AM starting on Sunday, September 22nd.

  • Study guides are $14 and can be purchased the first week of class or online.

Life’s Healing Choices

We’ve all been hurt by other people, we’ve hurt ourselves, and we’ve hurt others. As a result, each of us ends up with a hurt, habit, or hang up that prevents us from becoming all God wants us to be. The question is where do we go from here? The good new is that Jesus gave us a way to recover from these hurts, habits, and hang ups. Join us for an 8 week study based on John Baker’s book Life’s Healing Choices.

  • Sundays at 10:30 AM starting on Sunday, September 29th.

  • Cost for book and workbook TDB.

FALL 2019 GROUPS

Adoption/Foster Families Group

A monthly Affinity Group for adoptive and foster families (including those taking care of grandchildren or other kinship care.) 

  • Meets the 4th Wednesday of the month at 6 pm. Starts on Weds, Sept 25.

  • Questions? Contact Pastor Liz Brainard at liz.brainard@cfcmadison.org

Celebrate Recovery

A Christ-centered recovery program based on the Beatitudes.  CR is for anyone who struggles with any kind of hurt, habit, or hang up such as anxiety, worry, codependency, family hurts, and any form of addiction.  Additionally, once a month we share a meal together.

  • Every Wednesday at 7 pm in the Teen Center.

  • Questions? Contact Lindsay Hopkins at 440.417.3233 or Brian Gilson at 440.728.8628.

Divorce Study for Women

This 12 week study based on Rebecca Mitchell’s From Broken Vows to Healed Hearts will be open to women any place in their divorce journey.  This book uses scripture, journaling and support of other women in prayer and discussion sharing our experiences to help provide heal.ing A journal will be provided.

  • Cost for workbook is $10 on Amazon.com.

  • Sundays at 9:15 AM. Starts on Sunday, August 25th in Room 200.

  • Questions? Contact Pat Gerred at patsperennials@gmail.com or 440.428.4967.

Divorce Care for Men

A 13 week video study for men going through divorce.

  • Cost for workbook is $20.

  • Sundays at 11:00 AM. Starts on Sunday, August 25th in Room 200.

  • Questions? Contact church office or Brian Gilson at 440.728.8628.

Empty Nesters

Empty Nesters is an Affinity Group for those who no longer have children at home.  We meet once a month September through May for fellowship and fun.  Bring a dish to share each month and our group is open to all women and men in this stage of life who want to socialize and make new friends!

  • Next event coming up in September. Details coming soon!

  • Questions? Contact Joyce Burk at hoddergirl1@gmail.com or 440.655.5975

Friendship Ministry

Friendship Ministry is an Affinity Group for adults with special needs where God’s love is shared and meetings are centered on Bible stories that enable them to be part of God’s family.

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Women’s Ministry

An Affinity Group that Connects Girls, Ladies and Older Women through Christ, learning together how to ignite, grow and glow our flame. Open to girls and women of all ages.  GLOW meets for monthly breakfasts the second Saturday of the month at 10 am in the café at Cornerstone and other events throughout the year.

Ignite Teen Ministry

Ignite is a community of teens (6th – 12th grade) defined by love, support, encouragement, and hope! We believe there is more to this life than just what you see, hear, and experience. We believe each of us has been uniquely created, gifted, and called to live a life full of hope and purpose.

  • Sundays 9:15 – 10:45 am. Starts on Sunday, August 25th in the Teen Center.

  • Questions? Contact Pastor Nick Mayer at nick.mayer@cfcmadison.org.

Little Things with Great Love

(Service Minded Group)

An Affinity Group focused on service that will be performing small acts of kindness monthly in the community to reach the unchurched. We are planning to kick off with a kindness cupboard at the Township Park in September. More details in the coming weeks.

Loss of a Child Support Group

A monthly Affinity Group for parents and family members that have experienced the loss of a child.

  • The last Thursday of the month at 6 pm. Next meeting is Thurs, August 29th in Room 209.

  • Questions? Contact Melissa Zirkle at 440.344.8099.