Cornerstone Class 2016-17


Wednesday Evenings | 7 - 8:30pm | Room 119-120 | Sept 7-May 10

Cost is $50 per student or $80 per couple for materials.


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This in-depth discipleship class is offered to train and teach Biblical Principles that apply to the issues of life. Topics include: Anger and Forgiveness, Fear, Worry, Marriage and Parenting, Depression, and various life-dominating sins. 

Cornerstone is a tri-level class which can be suited to your homework commitment level: from minimal, which involves attending the lecture and note taking, to a mid-level, requiring 1-2 hrs of weekly homework, and finally a level which involves supplemental reading and 8-10 hours of weekly homework. The class is taught by the Pastor of the NCC Biblical Counseling Ministry, Steve Mawhorter.

Registration opened August 1st. Contact: Darcy Pollard at 925.210.9036 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions.

Text: Self Confrontation Manual Book 1, $30 (purchased at sign up). A flash drive of class lectures and notes is also available for $20 more. These fees also entitle you to a supplemental book: When People Are Big and God is Small. Scholarships may be available upon request.

Our God of all hope wants us to be filled with all joy and peace and to abound in hope (Romans 15:13). He equips us to deal with the challenges of life from His perspective, in His way; and in turn, to be able to effectively encourage others in their spiritual walks with Him. (Colossians 1:28; 3:16; I Thessalonians 5:14; II Timothy 3:16,17).


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picture of Steve Mawhorter

Steve Mawhorter

Biblical Counseling and LifeStage Ministries Director assistant

Assistant: Darcy Pollard

Married to Sue in ‘82; two children – Mike and Chrissy I came to Christ at the age of 15 through the ministry of Al Siebert, the Executive Director of Youth For Christ, in Long Beach. Following graduation from Millikan High in Long Beach, CA, I served in ministry with Al for the next six years. I served the next two years with Seal Beach Grace Brethren Church as the College Director before moving from Southern California to Walnut Creek in 1984. I began attending Evangelical Free Church (which we now call NorthCreek Church) in the spring of 1984 and have been here ever since. My involvement in this church has included the Adult Teaching Core, Leadership Teams for our Adult Sunday class, Director of Men’s Ministries for four years, and finally, the Director of Biblical Counseling, beginning in 1999. In 1994, I left the business world (Hedge fund manager in bonds, currencies and commodities) and began preparing my heart and head to enter what has been a lifetime dream for me: that of being in ministry on a full-time basis. I am very grateful for all those who have influenced me in such great ways over the many years of ministry, especially Al Siebert and Jon McNeff. It is my hope that your experience with our ministry leads you toward the joy God has planned for you, that abundant life that Jesus spoke of in John 15:11 – "These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full."