Downtown Cornerstone Blog
Jun 23
2022

Being a Salty, Bright, Faithful Presence in Seattle (Serve the City on Saturday, July 9th)

Event, Serve the City, Service | by Pastor Justin Keogh

Downtown Cornerstone,

In just over two weeks, on Saturday, July 9th, from 9 am – 1 pm, we'll gather at Myrtle Edwards Park as a body to serve and bless our neighbors through our 8th annual Serve the City event!

Being a Faithful Presence

As we've been studying Daniel, one of the themes that have stood out to me is being a faithful presence. Daniel remained faithful to God and served where he was—even serving the King of Babylon, who took him and his people into exile. Daniel didn't withdraw in light of the exile or the promise of future return. Instead, he stewarded his time and energies for the good of those around him while trusting in God's work above and through it (Dan. 1:17-21; 6:3; 6:22; 8:27).

We see this same theme throughout the Bible. Abraham, and later Israel, is meant to be a blessing to the nations (Gen. 12:3). Israel, while in exile, was instructed to seek their city's welfare (Jer. 29:7). And we see Jesus himself embody and fulfill this purpose of doing good to those around him through his life, miracles, and ultimately, his death and resurrection—securing forgiveness and salvation for his people (2 Cor. 2:20-22)!

Being Salt & Light

In Matthew 5:13-16, in the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus instructs his disciples (and thereby, us, his church) to be salt (a preserving force) and light (a guiding force) to those around them. How are we do to this? He says: Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Of course, we understand that these good works come from hearts that have been transformed by the grace of God (Titus 2:11-14), in accordance with God's commandments to know and love him and love our neighbor (Matt. 22:34-39; John 6:28-29), and to give glory to God, and not to ourselves (Matt. 6:1-4).

Serving the City

One of the many ways our DCC family has sought to be salt & light is through our annual Serve the City event. We look forward to serving our city in this way each summer as we work together to make an impact in a short time while making meaningful connections with others. It's a time of joyful labor and fellowship as we live out our calling to be a faithful presence in the city God has placed us. And this year, we're able to resume our large-scale service while partnering with our neighbors in Belltown to serve in our backyard at Myrtle Edwards Park.

Whether you've been at all seven prior Serve the City events or have not yet had the chance to serve with us in these ways, July 9th is a great time to jump in. Our Serve the City event is a simple, tangible, fun, family-friendly way to serve—and it never disappoints! No specific skills or training are required; simply register, bring friends and family, and show up to help on the 9th.

Register Today!

So we can plan accordingly, please register to let us know you're coming. Please indicate any interest in being a team leader when you register. Bring your communities and friends!

Register

For the glory of our King and the good of many,
Pastor Justin

P. S. For a little taste of Serve the City, check out this video from prior years.

May 5
2022

An Invitation to Men’s Training Day (Saturday, May 21st)

Discipleship, Event | by Pastor Justin Keogh

Men of DCC,

In just over two weeks—Saturday, May 21st—will be our next Men’s Training Day (the first since 2019)!

Join us for a time of equipping, encouragement, and fellowship as we dive into 1 Timothy 6:12, which calls us to “Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called…”

We’ve taken all the essential components of our discipleship—teaching, reflection, discussion, prayer, and application—and put them into a well-paced six hours that will help you take steps forward in the good fight for your faith. You won’t regret spending this time together with brothers from our body pursuing our King and His everlasting kingdom!

Those who remember our previous training days and retreats will recall the clear preaching of God’s word, the fellowship among friends, opportunities to meet others, and the practical tools given and used for your discipleship. But for anyone who has yet to experience a training day, let me briefly answer as many questions and objections as I can:

WHAT WILL WE DO?

You'll hear from our pastors on the what, the why, and the how of fighting the good fight of faith. We'll engage the Word of God and sing in worship. There will be times for meeting others and table discussion, and time for prayer and reflection. You'll take away a personal discipleship plan, a practical devotional book, and renewed relationships to help you fight the good fight.

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND?

For the sake of your spiritual health and the good of your brothers at DCC. “Train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.” (1 Tim. 4:7-8)

I ALREADY HAVE PLANS

Consider changing them! This is our first chance to meet in this format in almost three years—and we won’t host another event until next year, so now is the opportune time! These events are catalysts for spiritual growth, like shots of Red Bull for our discipleship (in the best ways).

ISN'T THIS THE SAME AS A SUNDAY WORSHIP GATHERING?

In short, no. There are common elements, but this day is designed specifically to help us engage with God’s word together as brothers and apply it practically to our lives. You will walk away informed, encouraged, and equipped with a plan to help you grow in your faith in the months to follow.

I'VE BEEN TO EVENTS LIKE THIS BEFORE. WHY ANOTHER ONE?

Indeed, you may have gone to many retreats and events in your life. But, you’ve probably also eaten many meals—and continue to do so! Similarly, exercise and training do not happen as a one-time event but as a lifestyle of healthy habits. This is an opportunity to take stock of your discipleship, be encouraged, and consider your next steps. No one goes into battle unarmed, and neither should we! So let’s arm ourselves with the shield of faith and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, so that we may be able to stand firm (see Eph. 6:10-20).

WHAT IF I'M NEW?

This is a perfect opportunity to meet others and get further plugged into the life of our body!

CAN I INVITE OTHERS?

Yes! Invite your brother/neighbor/coworker/unbelieving friend. The content for the day will be centered around the gospel, calling all of us to respond in faith and then in faith-filled obedience to fight the good fight.

WHAT ARE THE COVID PRECAUTIONS?

We will follow the current guidelines, which permit us to gather without requiring masks or checking vaccinations. We will have masks available, and you are welcome to wear a mask if you would feel more comfortable doing so.

CAN I ATTEND ONLINE?

Now that we can gather in person again, we will not be providing an online option. Being together allows us many opportunities to connect with others that don’t happen virtually.

WHY IS THERE A COST?

The $25 registration cost includes a light breakfast, coffee throughout the day, lunch, materials for the day, parking, and a book giveaway. If this presents a financial hardship—just let us know in the registration form, as scholarships are available!

WILL CORNERSTONE KIDS BE PROVIDED?

Unfortunately, no. While we understand that this can be a sacrifice for your family, we encourage you to consider this time as an investment in your spiritual health, which will undoubtedly pay dividends in your spiritual leadership and service to your family.

OKAY, I'M IN! WHAT ARE ALL THE DETAILS?

When: Saturday, May 21st
Where: DCC Building – 2333 Western Ave, 98121
Time: 9 am to 3 pm. Doors open at 8 am for registration and light breakfast.
Lunch: Lunch is included with registration.
Parking: Free parking is available in both lots next to the building.

Click here to register
If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at .

In Christ,
Justin Keogh
Pastor of Communities & Mercy Ministries

Mar 3
2022

An Invitation to Women’s Discipleship Day (Saturday, March 19th)

Discipleship, Event | by Deacon Jen Keogh

Dear Ladies of DCC,

On Saturday, March 19th, we will finally be able to gather for our first Women’s Discipleship Day in over two years! How my soul has longed to gather with my sisters. At last, it is safe and possible to do so! I urge you to take advantage of this one-day event to worship our great and sovereign Lord, receive teachings by fellow sisters in DCC, and point one another to the God of peace. Our time will be anchored in Philippians 4:2-13 in which we’ll consider the contentment found in Christ alone.

Why participate in women’s discipleship day?

Over the past two years, we have experienced countless circumstances to tempt us to despair and anxiety—above and beyond those that everyday life, work, and relationships bring. This year, not only do we get to gather in a way we have been prohibited from, but we will also be diving into a text abounding in the remedy for our modern anxiety. Women’s Discipleship Day is meant to be a time for us to slow down and learn and grow together in putting off anxiety and finding ourselves wholly surrounded by the peace of God.

What can I expect from this day?

We’ll have homegrown teachers expositing Philippians 4:2-13. You will hear testimonies from other women on how they cultivated contentment in their lives. We’ll praise our God together in musical worship and prayer, as well as spend time in personal reflection and table discussions. Our hope for the day is that each of us grows in intimacy with one another and with the God who gives us His peace in our minds, our circumstances, and our relationships.

What if I have plans?

Consider changing your plans to prioritize this opportunity as it is the first time in over two years that we can gather like this. This rich time spent in scripture, prayer, and fellowship with one another is of great worth to your soul.

What if I don’t know anyone?

Don’t worry – you’re not the only one! This event is a great opportunity to meet other women in DCC and build or strengthen relationships here. Consider inviting a friend; you don’t have to be a member to participate. In fact, invite the woman sitting next to you at our next gathering. One of our prayers for this day is that each woman will find the beginnings of a deep, discipling relationship with others in our body.

What does the $25 registration fee include?

The cost includes a light breakfast, coffee throughout the day, lunch, materials for the day, parking, and a book giveaway. If this presents a financial hardship – just let us know in the registration form, as there are scholarships available!

Will Cornerstone Kids be provided?

Cornerstone Kids will not be provided as we’d love for this time to be focused and fruitful for the ladies. We encourage husbands, family, or friends to help care for children during this time.

Event Details

When: Saturday, March 19th
Where: DCC Building – 2333 Western Ave, 98121
Time: 9 am to 4 pm. Doors open at 8 am for registration and light breakfast.
Lunch: Lunch included with registration.
Parking: Free parking is available in both lots next to the building.

Click here to register
If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to email .

In Christ,
Jen Keogh
Deacon of Women’s Discipleship

Aug 26
2021

An Invite To Our 10th Annual Summer Picnic

Event, News | by Pastor Adam Sinnett

Downtown Cornerstone,

This Saturday, August 28th, we will be hosting our tenth Summer picnic at Myrtle Edwards Park, from 11am–2pm, on the Seattle waterfront—and you’re invited. (For those of you counting, this would be our eleventh apart from Covid.)

This is always a unique annual event in the life of our church where we gather to enjoy God’s common grace through a summer picnic and, usually, God’s saving grace through baptism. However, we’re holding off on baptisms, which we’ll celebrate in September, so that we can invest in building relationships.

This is a great opportunity to:

  • Connect outside of our Sunday gathering rhythm.
  • Make new friends and reconnect with old ones.
  • Revel in the creative handiwork of our God amidst summer in Seattle.
  • Share a favorite recipe—or ultimate frisbee move—you’ve been mastering all summer.
  • Invite family, neighbors, and coworkers.

We are holding this event on a Saturday so that as many as possible are able to join in. We encourage you to make an afternoon of it!

Parents, we’ll also have activities for the kids, including bouncy houses, balloon animals, and more!

“What is the schedule?”
This year there is no formal schedule, just mingling and activities from 11:00am-2:00pm.

“What can I bring?”
In light of Covid, we are asking everyone to bring their own lunch, though DCC will provide snacks.

We also encourage you to bring a lawn chair or blanket—and maybe one to share. Break out your favorite lawn game. Dust off your frisbee. Come prepared to enjoy God’s creation and God’s people!

“What should I expect?”
Upon arrival, we will have a welcome tent where you will be greeted and receive a name tag. If you’re new or don’t yet know anyone, we will introduce you to others. We will also have designated “greeters” whose sole purpose will be to facilitate relational connections—though, of course, we encourage you to pro-actively meet others as well! All said, it will be low key. We anticipate folks will be simultaneously eating, chatting, and playing games (ultimate, spikeball, bocce, Jenga, etc.) over the course of our time together.

“How can I help?”
First, be relational. Our relational muscles have atrophied to some extent over the past year of isolation, so let’s flex them! We haven’t seen one another in one place for nearly two years. Plus, many of you are new. So, there will be ample opportunity for meeting others—familiar and new. Let’s be on the lookout for those who don’t seem as connected or known, and if that’s you, don’t hesitate to introduce yourself.

Second, we still need help covering different responsibilities, from facilitating a game, to monitoring the bouncy house, to cleaning up after the picnic. Each role is limited in scope and time-bound. If you’re concerned about not knowing anyone, serving is an easy way to get plugged in. You can sign-up to help HERE.

Let’s pray for lots of relational gospel-laden fruit!

Christ is all,
Pastor Adam

P.S. For specific directions to our picnic spot at Myrtle Edwards, visit our webpage.

Mar 26
2021

Celebrating 10 Years of God’s Unfolding Story at DCC

Event | by Pastor Justin Keogh

Friends,

Do you remember your 10th birthday? Maybe you celebrated with a Batman-themed ice-cream cake, or painting nails and a make-over with your friends, or a trip to an amusement park? While we can’t gather for piñata and pony rides this year, we can still party with our extended DCC family!

As Pastor Adam mentioned on Sunday, 10 years as a church plant is quite a milestone! Especially in our context of downtown Seattle. We want to celebrate this gift of God's grace to us along with countless answered prayers, changed lives, and new brothers and sisters in the Lord. And we want you to join us!

Maybe you've only started participating with us since Covid hit? Come hear about a motley few meeting in an underground bunker back in 2011. Maybe you've been around since the AMC theater days? Come share how God has matured our church over the last 5 years. Maybe you're not in Seattle anymore? Come see God's faithfulness to us as we navigate a once-in-a-century pandemic.

We have a great time planned that will use our virtual setting to its fullest. We'll hear from Pastor Adam and Pastor David about those early days of hearing God's call to plant. We'll have time to hear from attenders and members about God's work through Downtown Cornerstone over the years. You'll have a chance to share your favorite memories—serious and funny—of this family of God's people!

So join us, friends new and old, for our 10th Birthday Celebration! See more details below.

When

Sunday, March 28th at 6pm

Theme/Attire

Zoom Fancy. This can be anything from “silly” (party hat, sunglasses, crazy wig, suit jacket paired with pajama pants) to “formal” (dressed to the nines in your favorite tux or sparkly dress). How you interpret is up to you!

Where

Video call. Zoom meeting info available via the mailing list and DCC app. (Not yet connected with us? Fill out our Connect Form to be added to our mailing list.)

In Christ,
Pastor Justin

P.S. We also made a few fun virtual backgrounds to use during the party! Download your favorite from here, here and here. (To learn how to set a virtual background in Zoom, click here.)

Jan 22
2021

Continuing the Conversation: A Forum on Racial Harmony this Sunday

Ethnic Harmony, Event, Teaching | by Pastor Justin Keogh

Downtown Cornerstone,

Conversations on topics of race, justice, and racial reconciliation can be challenging, even within the church. It can be hard to know where to start, hard to approach sensitive topics that are politically charged, and hard to love those whom we disagree with. Yet, such conversations are an essential step in growing in our ability to bear one another's burdens (Gal. 6:2) and building one another up in love (1 Thes. 5:11), and especially so, as we are an increasingly diverse people in an increasingly diverse city.

Over the last few years, we've had many opportunities to engage topics of racial injustice and racial reconciliation, including pastoral notes, forums, writings, sermon illustrations, and book studies. We want to continue creating space for us as a people to think biblically about these topics—understanding the sins of racism (Jas. 2:8-9), understanding the equality and value of all humans as God's image-bearers (Gen. 1:27), and understanding God's heart for the marginalized (Isa. 58:6-11). We want to grow in our ability to speak the truth in love with each other (Eph. 4:15-16) and seek to demonstrate love toward one another as brothers and sisters in Christ (Jn. 13:34-35).

A Forum on Racial Harmony | This Sunday at 1PM

This Sunday, as part of our New Year Essentials sermon series, Pastor Adam will be preaching on 1 John 4:13-21, highlighting the need for God's love to shape our racial reconciliation. That afternoon at 1pm, we're going to host a Forum on Racial Harmony, as an opportunity to continue the conversation with one another, anchored in the text and sermon that morning. This forum will be a combination of small group discussions and larger Q&A with some of our elders. Whether you've been engaging in this conversation for decades or you're just getting started, I'd highly encourage you to join us on Sunday.

REGISTER HERE

Additional Opportunities to Engage With Us

#1 Book Study
Following the forum, in February, we will be starting a new book study discussing Dr. George Yancey’s book Beyond Racial Gridlock. This book has been helpful to many in our body as we seek to understand each other’s perspectives on racial issues and work together to create a distinctly Christian approach. If you’re interested in joining this study, please fill out this brief form by Friday, 1/29.

#2 Church Center Group
We have a Racial Reconciliation group on Church Center to help us connect, share and discuss content, and ways to take action together. Join the conversation by signing up here.

#3 Racial Reconciliation Resources
We've also assembled a number of helpful resources on our Racial Reconciliation page. You can find past DCC sermons, pastoral notes, and blog posts on topics of race, as well as recommended books, podcasts, and articles from a variety of gospel-centered voices.

I am praying that our church would be built up through this event and our continuing dialogue as we listen, love, and act together. I hope you’ll join the conversation!

In Christ,
Pastor Justin

Jul 31
2020

Will you join me on August 16th?

Event, Teaching | by Pastor Adam Sinnett

Politics in the Life of the Church

Downtown Cornerstone,

By now you’ve heard that we are hosting a livestream event on Sunday, August 16th, Politics in the Life of the Church: A Workshop on Rethinking Faith and Politicsled by Jonathan Leeman, from 1:00-4:00pm. Jonathan is the editorial director for 9Marks (a ministry that serves to equip healthy churches), an elder of his church in D.C. (Cheverly Baptist), an author (How the Nations Rage and others), and a friend.

The idea for this event grew out of our January elder retreat during which we considered how to best shepherd DCC through the upcoming presidential election. Little did we know that 2020 would also include a global pandemic, record-level unemployment, renewed racial tensions, mandated face-masks, a scattering of the church over livestream, and a forced economic recession.

Any one of these issues is enough to create division. But, when taken together, we find ourselves amidst a uniquely contentious cultural moment. So, what does it look like to engage these issues from a biblically Christian perspective? How do we love fellow believers well, even while disagreeing with them? That’s what this event is all about.

The focus of this event is not on particular issues (e.g. race, immigration, policing, abortion, fiscal policy, partisanship, etc). Instead, the focus is on how we engage with these issues, and relate to one another amidst our differences, in a distinctive and compelling Christ-honoring manner. This event is for anyone (members, attenders, pastors or churches) who is interested in thinking about the relationship between faith and politics. We invite you to help us spread the word.

There will be three main sessions:

  1. How To Engage With Politics and Government as a Christian
  2. How to Love Church Members When We Disagree Politically
  3. And an entire session for Q&A

Due to COVID-19, the event will be livestreamed. We understand that, at this point, we are all over-loaded with virtual meetings, livestream, and video. Even more, this is happening on a summer afternoon in Seattle. However, the benefit of livestream is that we can extend the invitation to more people and you can participate while sitting outside with friends (socially distanced, with face masks, of course).

Click here to register.

We hope you‘re able to join us. Let’s pray for fruit!

Christ is all,
Pastor Adam

P.S. Jonathan will be also preaching that Sunday for DCC from Psalm 2 as part of our Walking With God series.

Jul 6
2020

Politics in the Life of the Church

Event, Teaching

Politics in the Life of the Church

We are living in an increasingly politically divided age in America. Today, there are deep, partisan differences on most issues that face our society—including the ongoing coronavirus pandemic response and current racial tensions. With the upcoming presidential election, these divisions only seem to be further intensifying.

As Christians, we know that our citizenship is in heaven (Phil. 3:20; Eph. 2:18; 1 Pet. 2:9). Jesus—through his life, death, and resurrection—has secured our glorification (1 Cor. 12:20; Phil. 3:21). We will enter into his righteous rule and reign, an everlasting kingdom to come (Is. 32:1; Dan. 7:1; Rev. 21:3-5).

While we wait for Jesus’ return, how do we, as Jesus’ people, view and relate to present rulers and authorities that God has placed us under? How do we go about seeking to uphold God’s perfect justice and righteousness in our imperfect and messy political environment? How do we guard against political divisions of the world from causing divisions in the church?

These are important questions for Christ-followers because there is a lot at stake here—including the spread of the gospel.

Jesus said that all people will know that we are his disciples, if we have love for one another (Jn. 13:34-35). In his most difficult hour, he prayed that we will become perfectly one (Jn. 17:23). The early church needed regular exhortation and practical teaching on how to love one another amidst differences—and so do we (1 Cor. 8, 13; Rom. 12, 14; Eph. 4; 1 Jn. 3).

Our main speaker, Jonathan Leeman, is the editorial director for 9Marks and the author of How the Nations Rage: Rethinking Faith and Politics in a Divided Age. Watch a short invitational video from Jonathan below.

 
Want to better understand the relationship between faith and politics? Are you desiring to engage politically in ways that reflect our common citizenship in heaven? Are you thinking about how to approach political conversations within the church?

We invite you to join us for an afternoon of careful thought, practical advice, and encouragement as we consider the unchanging political task of Jesus’ church: to become the salt and light he calls us to be, and offer the hope of his kingdom to the nations.

Date: Sunday, August 16th, 1–4 PM PDT
Location: Virtual
Registration: Free

Sessions will cover how to engage with politics and the government, and how to love church members when we disagree politically—followed by Q&A.

REGISTER NOW
Note: Due to Covid-19 gathering restrictions in Washington state, this event will be primarily livestreamed.

Apr 23
2020

God Listens When You Talk To Him

Event, Prayer | by Pastor Adam Sinnett

Prayer Night

God’s Surprising Emphasis on Prayer

There are 154 references to prayer (pray, prayer, praying, etc.) in the 260 chapters of the New Testament. That means, when averaged across the whole, prayer is mentioned in every other chapter. That is incredible. God is not careless in what he emphasizes. His emphases always have purposes.

Consider this small sampling of references to prayer in the NT:

Mt. 6:5,6,7 “When you pray…”
Mt. 6:9 “Pray then like this…” 
Mt. 9:38 “Pray earnestly to the Lord” 
Acts 1:14 “All these…were devoting themselves to prayer” 
Rom 12:12 “Be constant in prayer” 
1 Cor 7:5 “Devote yourselves to prayer” 
Col 4:2 “Continue steadfastly in prayer” 
Eph. 6:18 “praying at all times in the Spirit…” 
1 Thess. 5:17 “Pray without ceasing”

What might God’s purposes be in giving this emphasis to prayer? I suggest it is because God wants us to know that he listens when we talk to him, like a good Father (Mt. 6:9), and acts on our behalf, for his glory and our joy.

Four Powerful Enemies of Prayer

Yet, even so, prayer remains one of the most neglected gifts God has given to his people. Why is that? While there are many reasons, let’s consider four common enemies to prayer.

First, prayer is humbling. To pray is to acknowledge that there are things (the most important things, in fact) we can’t achieve in our own power. To pray is to say, “God this is your universe, not mine. My life is ultimately in your hands, not mine” (See Acts 4:24-30). Prayers like that cause our self-sufficiency to bristle.

Second, prayer requires faith. To pray requires a genuine living trust that God not only loves us, in Jesus, but also delights to hear and answer our prayers. As Jesus said, “Whatever you ask for in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith” (Mt. 21:22). That kind of faith causes lingering unbelief to bristle.

Third, prayer takes patience. While God promises to answer our prayers, he typically does so on his timeline. What feels urgent to us, doesn’t always appear urgent to God (see 2 Peter 3:8). This is why Jesus encouraged us to pray and never give up (Luke 18:1-8). Yet, this reality causes our impatience to bristle.

Fourth, prayer calls for grace. This is particularly true when praying with others. When we pray with others, we quickly discover that others pray differently than we do. They use words we don’t use. They ask for things we would never ask. They talk longer than we’d prefer. Corporate prayer can cause our self-love to bristle.

So, it’s not difficult to see why we so quickly give up on prayer, right? There are mighty, though subtle, enemies warring against our prayer life, whether personal or corporate: self-sufficiency, lingering unbelief, impatience, and pernicious self-love.

How do we go to war against these enemies? By praying. We defeat the enemies of prayer, by leaning into prayer through faith in the living God who loves us and is for us (Rom. 8:28). This is why prayer is described as an irreplaceable weapon in the armory of God (Eph. 8:18).

An Invitation To Pray This Sunday

Therefore, I am writing to invite you to our next church wide Prayer Night this Sunday, April 26th, at 5:00 PM via videoconferencing. The link to the event is found in our most recent DCC News email and will be posted again in our Sunday Morning Guide and by notification through our app.

Yes, I know it is easier to pray alone. Yes, Jesus himself commends it (Mt. 6:6). Yes, it takes less time and is far more convenient to do so. Yes, you can avoid the discomfort of praying with those you don’t know.

But, there is something unique that takes place when Jesus’ people set aside time to pray to him together. It is significant to note that every spiritual awakening in the history of the church was preceded by Jesus’ people humbly, fervently, and consistently praying together. It is also important to note our church exists for the same reason.

Allow me to end, where we began: God wants us to know that he listens when we talk to him, like a good Father (Mt. 6:9), and acts on our behalf, for his glory and our joy. What might he do next?

I hope you’ll join us.

Praying with you, and for you, in Christ.
Pastor Adam

Mar 6
2020

Missions Conference: Taking the Gospel to the Nations

Event, Missions, Teaching

Taking the Gospel to the Nations

It is estimated that there are over 7,000 unreached people groups and 3 billion people in the world that have never heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ, have a Bible in their language, or have a church to gather with. We know, even in the midst of this reality, that God continues to use his saints to carry out his mission of saving his people across all tribes, nations, and tongues (Rev. 5:9, 7:9).

The light that dawned on us two thousand years ago is still reaching the ends of the earth (Is. 9:2, 49:6), and we get to participate in spreading this light! (1 Pet. 2:9)

Imagine a people who were once separated from Christ being brought near to him (Eph. 2:13), having the privilege of being called his own (Jn. 1:12), becoming part of a thriving local church (Acts 11:26; Col. 1:28), and spreading the fragrance of the knowledge of Christ to others (2 Cor. 2:14)! Many of us relate to this because we have been beneficiaries of the faithful, gospel-proclaiming work of others who came before us.

How can we be participating in carrying on this gospel legacy? While we are under God’s sovereign hands, he calls us to be diligent in our efforts to equipsend, and support those who are carrying out Jesus’ commission of making disciples of all nations (Mt. 28:20; Rom. 15:16). This requires careful thought and navigating practical realities even as we rely on God’s glory as the fuel for missions work (Is. 40:5).

One of our speakers, is an instructor at Radius International which is focused on equipping cross-cultural workers to establish healthy, indigenous churches among unreached people groups. Watch a short video below on how Radius is taking this task seriously.

 

Want to learn how you can better pray for and support missionaries we send out? Are you considering maybe one day going to the mission field yourself? Do you want to have your heart stirred afresh by the story that God is unfolding throughout the world?

We invite you to join us for a one-day Missions Conference sponsored by Acts 29 Northwest and hosted by Downtown Cornerstone Church.

Date: Saturday, March 21st, 9 am – 3 pm
Venue: DCC Building
Registration: $20 per person (scholarships available)

Throughout the day we’ll look at the biblical case for missions, the current state of missions, examples of missions done well, and practical next steps for our churches.

LEARN MORE

Note: We are still planning to gather unless the circumstances surrounding the spread of Covid-19 do not permit us to do so. In such cases, all registrations will be reimbursed.

Update (03/11/2020): Due to government restrictions related to Covid-19, we are postponing this event to a later date. Registration will reopen after a new date is determined. For more information, see related blog post.