In June 2006, Landstown Community Church became a member congregation of Cornerstone Church & Ministries Int’l. Cornerstone was an international network of churches that grew out of a small congregation begun in April 1986 in Broadway, VA. In June 2011, CCMI multiplied into nine networks, seven overseas and two stateside.
The two stateside networks are HeartLink Network of Cornerstone Churches with congregations in central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley as well as Cornerstone Church of Marion in Palmyra, MO. The other stateside network is Restoration Network International. Landstown Community Church is now a member congregation of RNI. This network includes churches in Florida, South Carolina, Virginia, and Trinidad.
Pastor Kenton Slabaugh from Sarasota, FL is Restoration Network’s senior leader. He received his Doctorate in Strategic Leadership from Regent University on Saturday, May 4. On Sunday, he brought a message to the Landstown congregation titled “The Mantles of Restoration.” What are the things that exemplify what it means to be a Restoration church?
The five things that he described are as follows:
1. Hosting God’s presence – providing a place where God can be at home (Ephesians 2:22).
2. Love, acceptance, and forgiveness – loving everyone, accepting each person as they are, and forgiving freely.
3. Healing, restoration, and transformation – helping each person become who they were created to be.
4. Spiritual moms and dads – mentoring and discipling new believers and those younger in the faith.
5. Willingness to launch new works and new ministries – courage to step out into new areas according to the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Which of these five would you most identify with?
Which of these would you least identify with?
Feel free to comment!