For people who may or may not live near an existing Branch, consider starting a Branch… but first, try out The Cornerstone.
Trying Out The Cornerstone
Ask others to join you in meeting regularly as a group and praying about your call to The Cornerstone. Seek the Holy Spirit’s guidance in this journey.
When you are ready, experience a six-week trial study. Your trial study includes:
printed weekly lessons
recorded talks that support the lessons
training podcasts and other printed materials that will help your group meet, study and pray like existing Cornerstone Branches
Your group will be assigned a Cornerstone Mentor who may attend some of your meetings and will answer any questions your group has.
Note:At this stage it’s important to experience The Cornerstone and pray for guidance.
Please know that during your 6-week trial (also known as the discerning process) many Cornerstone members will be lifting your group up in prayer. At the end of the six weeks, your group may be ready to take the next steps in forming a Branch.
Steps in Starting a Branch
READY: Visit an existing Branch (if possible), and/or talk with your Cornerstone Mentor.
SET: Determine who the organizers will be and divide up responsibilities, such as finding a meeting place, etc.
GO: Meet, study and pray The Cornerstone! Note: Your new group will continue to receive recorded talks until you are ready to prepare your own.
Jesus said, “Blessed are those who hear the Word of God and keep it!” Luke 11:28