LIGHTNING is the acronym for Living In God’s Holy Truth, New Identity, New Goals.
It was started over 15 years ago here at the Cornerstone Baptist Church of Mooresboro, NC, by Pastor Bo Wagner. It was the program that we used for our kids and over time other churches asked to join in. About four years ago we decided to open it up to other churches around the country to participate as well.
Each youth group is divided up into two teams that will compete against each other as a team as well as competing individually. Each teen earns points for Bible memorization, coming to services, coming to special events such as revivals, Bible reading, visitation, bringing visitors, nursing home ministries, as well as other areas of service.
The points are kept in a book by each person. When they say a verse to the appropriate person, the adult will initial that the verse has been said. The parents can get involved by being able to see the books and keep up with their childs points on a weekly basis.
There are weekly meetings at your church with just your youth group. At the end of the LIGHTNING year we have a banquet so that all teams that participated can join us if they choose.
There are 10 different trophies that individuals from each church can earn. These range from the most points, to the most Bible verses said, to the most Christ-like.
We love to have fun and instill Godly principles into our kids at the same time!
If you are interested in having your church participate, please call for more information at (704) 477-5091.
Each week our team of volunteers go into the community and to the homeless shelter to pick up anyone that would like to come to church. We feed them a warm meal, have a service just for them and what they may be facing, and then they join us for the regular Sunday evening service. As the weather gets cold, we try to make sure they have gloves and socks to help them stay warm. If you would like to help in this ministry, please contact Paul Cash or let the church office know.
Nursing Home Ministry meets every Tuesday Night at 6:30 at the Fairhaven Nursing Home in Ellenboro, NC. Come join us for an evening of serving the Lord while serving others.