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JUNE 16, 2020

Cornerstone Conference is a body of IPHC Churches existing to equip ministers and churches to fulfill the Great Commission!

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From the Archives Desk

Dr. Stan York, Director of the Cornerstone Conference Archives

Our current climate provides a great opportunity for rummaging through your ministerial archives. In March, my wife and I washed the walls and windows inside our house. We gave it a complete cleansing.

This time affords you the same ability. The Archives Department desires to receive possibly your three best sermons, important photographs of yourself and important gatherings, any published papers, and donation of any Advocate Press books. Our department is charged with building and preserving the history of the Western North Carolina/Cornerstone Conference. This charge is only possibly with your cooperation.

Please look over your collections to see if there are any items or resources you may wish to donate. We will record, file, and preserve these precious items. You are welcome to contact me if you have any questions.

Our Committee also desires to learn of any church celebrations of 25, 50, 75, 100 or more years of service to Jesus Christ this year 2020. We desire to visit you and join in your celebration. As we unite in joy over God’s faithfulness through the years, we unite as a Body of Christ to advance the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our Conference.

If you desire to contact me, my cell phone is 704-577-9701 or my email address is syork006@gmail.com.

Blessings!
Dr. Stan

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Attention All Ministers!

Bishop Ainsworth would like to invite you to a conversation about Racial Injustice on Thursday June 18 @ 10 AM EST.

▪ How has the recent deeply troubling events in our nation impacted you?
▪ What is the position of the IPHC on racial injustice?
▪ What is the role of the pastor in helping others understand and respond biblically to the sin of racism?
▪ What are some practical ways we can initiate opportunities to listen, love and lead in bringing healing, reconciliation and lasting change in our communities?
How has the recent deeply troubling events in our nation impacted you?
What is the position of the IPHC on racial injustice?
What is the role of the pastor in helping others understand and respond biblically to the sin of racism?
What are some practical ways we can initiate opportunities to listen, love and lead in bringing healing, reconciliation and lasting change in our communities?

He has shown you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justly, to love mercy,
And to walk humbly with your God? – Micah 6:8

IPHC Resources Regarding Racial Injustice

As members of the National Association of Evangelicals, the IPHC affirms the following NAE statement regarding racial injustice, viewable at https://www.nae.net/nae-addresses-racial-turmoil-calls-for-action.

Recent events surrounding the wrongful deaths of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, Breonna Taylor in Kentucky, and George Floyd in Minnesota illustrate severe racial injustices in the United States. The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) laments the recurring trauma experienced by African Americans. We condemn racism and the violent abuse of power, call for justice for victims and their families, and exhort churches to combat attitudes and systems that perpetuate racism. We are grateful for law enforcement officers who honorably serve and protect our communities, and urge our members to uphold them in prayer.
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Solemn Assembly is an expression of common resolve by a people to corporately join together before the face of God to be reconciled from sin and to seek His will for their future. Bishop B.E. Underwood and the General Executive Board of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church have in obedience to God called us together to repent of the sins of our past and to seize by faith the promise of our future.
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Annual Conference - Saturday, September 19

Conference Session begins at 9:00 AM EST (registration will begin at 8 AM)

Please make plans to join us at our Cornerstone Conference Ministry Center for this annual gathering, as we…

▪ Share Vision For Great Commission Ministry
▪ Celebrate Our Arise 2033 New Congregation Goals
▪ Commit To Our IPHC Core Value Of Generosity
▪ License And Ordain New Ministers
▪ Worship And Celebrate Holy Communion Together
Share Vision For Great Commission Ministry
Celebrate Our Arise 2033 New Congregation Goals
Commit To Our IPHC Core Value Of Generosity
License And Ordain New Ministers
Worship And Celebrate Holy Communion Together

In addition to the State of the Conference Report, Ministerial Credentialing Report and Memoirs Report, our Electoral Procedures Committee will present their report to the Conference in session for approval.

Please note: All ministers are required to participate in this event of the Conference. Spouses are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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NXT GEN Online Leadership Summit: August 9, 2020

Are you a high school or college student that has felt the Lord leading you towards ministry? You’re invited to join us for a very exciting Online Conference we have planned this Summer. Mark your calendars now to join us for our NEXT GENERATION ONLINE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT on Sunday, August 9th 2020!

Our purpose is to connect you with other students and leaders across the Cornerstone Conference through intentional leadership teaching, and zoom breakouts. Our hope is that you will leave with a deeper understanding of God’s presence, calling and direction for your life.

The calling of God isn’t always clear or evident, but in our faithfulness to say yes to God He is faithful to position us where we need to be.

What if this was an opportunity to find your next step in following God’s calling on your life?

We are excited about that opportunity and the privilege we get in partnering together. Whether you are a Pastor, Youth Leader, or Student we would be honored to have you join us for this special weekend. Please take a moment to register for this exciting online event and save your seat! Space is limited for the breakout rooms so please hurry!

Registration Information coming soon at www.cornerstonecmc.org!

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2020 Camp DaySpring T-shirts

We are excited to announce that you can now order our 2020 Camp DaySpring T-shirts for only $10 each!

Although we are heartbroken that we are not able to have Camp DaySpring as usual this summer, we did want to offer this special t-shirt to let you know we missed you!

TWO WAYS TO ORDER:
1. Group Order (Recommended) – Student Pastors, or another designated individual from your church, may place a large group order. Multiple t-shirts, in all sizes, can be ordered at one time. This will simplify the process for each church, as well as assist us with shipping.
2. Individual Order – Anyone interested in purchasing a Camp DaySpring t-shirt may do so! The order form can be used for groups or individuals.
Deadline to order is Friday, June 26.

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Once you place your order, if you realize you need to order more t-shirts, simply fill out another online form and order what you need! Orders will be shipped to the address provided when ordering.

If you have any questions about your order, please contact Leah McCullar @ 336.656.7936 x. 111 or Joel Boyles @ 336.656.7936 x. 116.

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Rejoice in the Lord always…

Pam Rooker, Girls' Ministries Director

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philliipans 4:4-7

In Philippians 4:4-7 we are told to rejoice, not just once but twice we are told to rejoice. So that tells me how important this point is! Our world has changed so much over the past few months BUT one thing I know is that our God is still on the throne and He still rules over everything!

His word tells us not to be anxious about anything. Sometimes we have to be reminded to just stop stressing, worrying, over thinking, being anxious AND just rejoice. I encourage you today to REJOICE in the LORD! Take some time and share the love of Jesus!

Some easy ways to share love today are:

▪ Speak an encouraging word
▪ Pray for someone -send a quick text – I’m praying for you today
▪ Smile – this is evident even if you are wearing a mask
▪ Pay for a meal or towards a meal at a drive thru
Speak an encouraging word
Pray for someone -send a quick text – I’m praying for you today
Smile – this is evident even if you are wearing a mask
Pay for a meal or towards a meal at a drive thru

THE WORLD IS RIPE UNTO HARVEST...LET'S DO OUR PART!

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June 15 2020 - Ministry Opportunities

Current Cornerstone Ministry Opportunities

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Still need your minister ID Card?

If you have not yet received your Minister ID card please note that we must have a front facing picture of you on file to do so.

Please email Tennille Nichols a jpeg or png file to tnichols@ccrdc.org or mail a photo to her at the Conference Office: PO Box 150 Browns Summit, NC 27214 as soon as possible. If you have any questions please call her at 336-656-7936 ext 110.

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Latest COVID-19 Resources

Tips for Reopening the Church

Short-Term and Long-Term Effects of COVID-19 on the Church in America
As we slowly emerge out from sheltering in place to a “new” normal, what will the new normal look like for churches in America?
Article by Josh Laxton

Relaunching the Church (Facebook Live Video with Ed Stetzer)

What does it look like to reopen the church?
PowerPoint | Spanish Edition

Podcast: Pastor Resilience (Episode 28)
with Mindy Caliguire, Jimmy Dodd, & Lance Witt

20 Ways to Help Your Children Process the Pandemic
In these seasons of crisis, in our all-important busyness, there is often a subtle temptation to overlook the precious little lives that dwell in our very homes.
Article by Jeff Christopherson and Matt Rogers

Podcast: Children's Ministry in Time of Crisis (Episode 29)
with Mimi Larson, PhD., & Jana Magruder

Podcast: Church Finances in Uncertain Times (Episode 30)
with Todd McMichen

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PLEASE VISIT US:

Cornerstone Conference Ministry Center
7545 US Hwy. 29 North
Browns Summit, NC 27214
336.656.7936
www.cornerstonecmc.org

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