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You Never Know…

I recently met a man who was asking if he could take pictures during our worship service. He wanted something to remember the church by.

A few years ago his son moved to Southern California and got a job working for one of our church members. The boss invited him to attend Cornerstone and it changed his life. Later that year when his parents came out to visit, he encouraged them to attend church with him and the family was intrigued. When the parents returned home they found a local church by the same name and decided to give it a try. The family, unfamiliar with the church experience, had been living quietly in their community for more than ten years without friends and the ability to make a difference.

It’s been six years now and the parents are visiting again, but this time to help their son and his family move back to South Carolina. Dad now serves weekly on the parking team and as a photographer; mom helps in the nursery. They cannot imagine life without Cornerstone Church in Orangeburg, SC. Today they are growing Christians with friends, an extended family and a place they call Home.

It doesn’t really take much to ask someone to join you for a weekend service, but the impact that one invitation can make, may change eternity for a whole family!

Who do you know who needs Jesus?

The Family Life of the Church

It’s said that you don’t become a “real adult” until you lose both of your parents. At 55 years of age, I’ve become a real adult, and I’m just beginning to understand the depth of that statement. It doesn’t matter that I’ve lived away from home for … [Continue reading]


Sometimes it keeps me from doing the things I dream about most. Why—because as long as the thing is a dream, it’s a possibility for me. It’s a part of myself that I believe I am capable of. But the moment I decide to put effort toward that … [Continue reading]

5 Key Ingredients To A Successful Children’s Program

Children will be walking through your doors again this weekend. They will have parents in tow that are counting on you to keep them safe, happy and busy. In addition, it is their hope that you will move their child toward Christ; that your church … [Continue reading]

Caught In A Squeeze Play!

Ever felt like you were in a Squeeze Play? Someone bunted at the plate and you needed to do your part and run home, but you weren't quite sure if you would make it? And if you didn't, you knew you'd find yourself in a Pickle—caught between two bases … [Continue reading]

Don’t Leave Volunteers Out In The Cold!

It was a wintery 52º yesterday morning and this sissy-la-la Southern Californian couldn’t handle the heater blowing only cold air inside the offices at work. My mind wouldn’t settle and my fingers wouldn’t function. It didn’t take long for me to pack … [Continue reading]

10 Things We Need To Remember About Volunteers…

Sometimes as leaders we become so desperate to fill ministry holes that we begin to look at volunteers as simply warm bodies or names on a list. We forget that they are individuals, each on their own spiritual journey with God, worthy of … [Continue reading]

Need Volunteers?

Most people volunteer because… Their child is a participant. They believe in the cause. They feel good about doing something. They find it’s a great place to make friends. They feel coerced by others.   Wouldn’t it be great if … [Continue reading]

Capture the Boys!

It’s almost impossible to capture and hold the attention of a room full of children whose ages span the grades and whose energy levels and behaviors are as unpredictable as cats! But every weekend that is exactly what YOU are asked to do. In … [Continue reading]

3 Things You Need To Know Before Saying, “Yes!”

(part 3 of 3) Let’s assume that by now... You are familiar with the organizational chart and all initial efforts of your pre-hire discovery have been successful. You have thought through the impact of this job upon your personal life (i.e.: … [Continue reading]