CG Leader Resources

Unless the Lord Builds the House...

This fall, the sermon series UNLESS THE LORD BUILDS THE HOUSE... centers on building a healthy Christian Community by examining the Apostle's Creed. Click here or on the book for more information on how this series can support your Cornerstone Group and your leadership.


Shepherding and leading a group of people toward spiritual growth is fun and challenging. Here are some important resources that will support your ministry as a leader.

Who We Are and What We Value–This document gives the overall direction of our church ministry and how Cornerstone Groups fit in.

Cornerstone Group Basics–This document briefly outlines the nuts and bolts of Cornerstone Groups and gives expectations for groups and group leadership.

Idea List - Leaders and Co-Leaders can share and receive ideas for their group. It’s organized by the four categories of the St. Mark’s mission statement.

Leadership Application–Necessary to complete prior to leading a Cornerstone Group.

Creating a Cornerstone Group Covenant–A practical guide to leading your group through the covenant building process.

The Direct Study of Scripture for Cornerstone Groups–This document highlights three ways CGs can engage in direct Bible study.  Direct study of scripture is the church’s recommended best practice for engagement, discussion and growth. It also helps individuals become less intimidated with opening up the Bible on their own.

Sample Curriculum for Cornerstone Groups–This document has a few recommendations to spark the search for your group’s next study. For those groups that would like to go with a published guide or book.

Leader Self-Evaluation-This simple 5-10 minute group check-in tool asks some essential questions about the state of your Cornerstone Group. It was presented at the May 2019 Cornerstone Group Leader gathering.

Stations–This study guide was the all-church study for Epiphany and Lent in 2019. Some helpful group tips and practices are embedded within. Each year during Epiphany and Lent all Cornerstone Groups do the same study, reflecting on the lectionary scripture and weekend teaching.

Have any questions? Contact the Cornerstone Groups coach Dan Dzikowicz at or 978.387.8882.