Cornerstone Class


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Class Time:
Wednesday Evenings | 7 - 8:30pm | Room 119-120 | Sept 4 2019 - May 13 2020


Cost is:
$30 for the Self Confrontation Binder
$10 for When People are Big and God is Small, by Edward Welch



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 Jeremy Pray, Pastor of Biblical Counseling, and Steve Mawhorter, Pastor of Adult Ministries.


Text: Self Confrontation Binder, $30 and When People are Big and God is Small, by Edward Welch, $10  (purchased at sign up). 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).



Books used in Cornerstone:

  • Self-Confrontation: A Manual for In-Depth Biblical Discipleship, by John Broger, Published by Biblical Counseling Foundation
  • When People are Big and God is Small, by Edward T. Welch


Additional Reading for Those Working to Become Counselors:

  • Counseling: How to Counsel Biblically, by John MacArthur (copyright 2005)
  • How People Change, by Paul Tripp and Tim Lane

  • Instruments in the Redeemers Hands by Paul Tripp
  • How to Help People Change by Jay Adams

Other Resources:

Cornerstone Homework & Info Sheet

2019-2020 Cornerstone Schedule

Level 2 Homework - Description



See our Media tab for direct links to the Cornerstone Class Videos, Audios, and Student Notes.


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Pastor of Biblical Counseling
Director of the NorthCreek Training Center (ACBC Certified)

Jeremy is the Pastor of Biblical Counseling and is an ACBC Certified Biblical Counselor.

He also serves as an elder and oversees Men's Ministries, Rooted (newly married), and our Orphan/Adoption ministries. He has been attending NorthCreek ever since he was a child and has been active in many different ministries within the church throughout his life. He met his wife, Hayley, at NorthCreek and they have been married since 2005 and have 3 sons. Jeremy graduated from Cal Poly SLO with a Construction Management degree and worked full time in the construction field as a Project Manager for 15 years prior to coming on staff at NorthCreek in 2017. He currently attends the Master's Seminary. When he's not spending time with his family, he enjoys dirt biking and boating.




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Interested in serving as a Biblical Counselor?

If so, please contact the Biblical Counseling Office at 925-210-9036




There are Three Steps to Becoming a Biblical Counselor at NCC:

Step 1: Cornerstone
- Those interested in becoming counselors are required to take the Cornerstone Class and complete the highest level of homework which is well over 200 hours, including intense bible reading.  This class is offered Wednesday nights at NorthCreek Church, 7:00-8:30 pm, September-May.

Step 2: Fundamentals of Biblical Counseling - This is a 10 week course taken over the summer for graduates of Cornerstone who completed level 3 homework.

Step 3: Observation - Counselor-Trainees observe experienced counselors as they counsel.  For various reasons, this time-frame can last from a few months to a year.



To Observe Cornerstone by video: Please CLICK HERE:


Lesson 1:1-Lesson 22 Cornerstone Notes for Online Videos



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