Formation in Cornerstone
Welcome to the journey. Formation is the journey we take as followers of Jesus to becoming the person we are created to be. In Cornerstone, most formation takes place in our communities.
“Formation” is also a term we use for the specific journey to becoming a core member of a Cornerstone community: someone who continues to embody the life and mission of Cornerstone Community. People on this journey may be called “people in formation”, “apprentices”, or “interns”.
Our aim is “Life deep formation for a lifetime of mission”
Formation involves orientation to Cornerstone’s values (of dependence on God, all of life discipleship, missional community, simplicity & authenticity), opportunity to imbibe Cornerstone’s culture, and discernment of the vocation of the person in formation. It takes willingness and commitment to practice this journey and to take others on it.
Jesus devoted time to the crowds in teaching and ministry, but imbedded in this was a systematic training of his disciples to continue his mission. This kind of practice-reflection discipleship is also a priority in missional communities like ours – in order to sustain and renew our mission.
STAGE 3 is “owning it longer term”. By the end of stage 2, the person in formation essentially shows the maturity, responsibility, initiative and commitment of a core member of a Cornerstone community. They are ‘doing it’, and have fully lived this life for at least 2 years.
Want to find out more about becoming a member of Cornerstone?
Contact: Martin Watson
0427 723 150
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