This is a discernment exercise that comes from an EFCA Church in Auburn, California. Cornerstone Community Church has a shepherding program it appears. This is the distinctives for shepherds. Study this and ask, do you want to get involved in this church?
“Intelligence is something we are born with. Thinking is a skill that must be learned.”
Edward De Bono
“To live is to think.”
That very night the believers sent Paul and Silas to Berea. When they arrived there, they went to the Jewish synagogue. 11 And the people of Berea were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, and they listened eagerly to Paul’s message. They searched the Scriptures day after day to see if Paul and Silas were teaching the truth. 12 As a result, many Jews believed, as did many of the prominent Greek women and men.
Acts 17: 10-12 NLT
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This is another discernment exercise that comes from Auburn, California. This is Cornerstone Community Church which is led by Mike Ernst. Mike came from Cool Community Church in Cool, California where he served previously. I wrote about Cool in, “Cool Community Church on What a “Healthy Member” is in a Neo-Calvinist Church; However Drew Buell Forgot One Aspect as “Sound Doctrine” Means Teaching an Individual Why Rape and Sexual Assault is a Problem in the Military.”
In this post you have the qualifications and reading list for shepherds at Cornerstone Community Church. What is your assessment of what is being said? Do you approve of the books being recommend? Would you want to be shepherded here? Is this program show a healthy church? Or would you avoid this church and move on? Be generous in the comments as this post will tag the website for Cornerstone Community Church. You could educate someone in how to think or you could help keep someone away from Mike Ernst’s church. This is the Shepherd Distinctives.