Cornerstone School of Covenant & Kingdom
The Mission of CSCK
One aspect of Cornerstone’s mission is family renewal. We think the starting place for this is the renewal of family discipleship to build a biblical worldview. Thus, at the Cornerstone School of Covenant and Kingdom (CSCK), our purpose is “training parents to teach students a framework for knowing Jesus and His story.”
What Is CSCK?
CSCK is one of our Gospel U options. It is a multigenerational sunday school class in which each person (“professor” and “student”) is “cast” into one of four houses – the House of Noah, Abraham, Moses, or David. The stories of these men with whom God made his Covenant to bring forth his kingdom signal different chapters that give us this framework for knowing Jesus and His story. Through our house structure (which has the redemptive narrative of the Scriptures embedded in it) we are trying to help our professors and students see themselves in this story – the greatest story of how God is redeeming for himself a people and all creation through the birth, life, death, resurrection, ascension, and eventual return of Jesus, the incarnate Son of God.
Each year at CSCK we have an overarching theme but we also have monthly themes. These themes are guided by the Scripture verses and Catechism questions/answers that we are memorizing. We start every Sunday morning at 9am with a Scripture memory song (Seeds Family Worship) and a chant/song that that helps us to memorize the Children’s First Catechism which is based on the Westminster Shorter Catechism. A catechism is a book of questions and answers that sits underneath God’s Word and helps us build this framework for knowing Jesus and His story.
Monthly Structure of CSCK
For the monthly structure of CSCK we divide each week into one of three categories:
1. Covenant Training (often twice per month) – In Covenant Training we separate into age appropriate “Covenant Groups” (preK & Kind, 1st-2nd years, 3rd-5th years, Upper classmen – aka, Youth, and we also have an adult covenant group). During Covenant Training each student and professor receives a lesson based on the theme for the month.
2. Kingdom Telling – In Kingdom Telling we gather into our Houses (all ages together) and we reiterate the Covenant Training lesson by taking our theme and showing how it moves through our story as we retell one another of God’s covenant and kingdom. We do this through some sort of hands on activity. Normally, this is “create your own youtube video” where each house is assigned a story from their House to retell. In the video/skit each house must answer questions like “what is God doing in this story and how does this story illustrate our theme,” “how do we see Jesus in this story,” and “how we do we see ourselves in this story?”
3. Kingdom Feast with CAT Exams/Jeopardy
Finally, CSCK is not an end in itself. Remember, our goal is to spur on family discipleship to bring family renewal by bringing faith and life together in Christ. Thus, we have CSCK@Home. CSCK@Home is devotional material based off of Kingdom Telling and allows families to dive deeper into the Scriptures and prayer and so foster a more intimate relationship with Jesus.
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