Hello! My name is Parker Robbins and I am a pastoral resident of Cornerstone Church in Marion, Illinois. I have been attending Cornerstone for three years as a volunteer in Kids ministry. Kids ministry at my church involves many things, including leading the teaching portion every once in a while. Well eventually, it was my turn in the cycle to teach one Sunday, and right off the bat, I noticed something....teaching came very naturally to me!!! As I started to get more grounded in scripture, I realized that teaching is a gift given by the holy spirit (Romans 12:6, 1 Corinthians 12:28.). I realized shortly after that it is my job as a disciple to faithfully steward this gift that God gave me for the good of others and the glory of God.
"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ." - 1 Peter 4:10-11
It is my mission as a disciple of Jesus Christ to use the gifts that he gave me to bring more into his kingdom today. This is my sole purpose for being here on this earth, and I desire to preach the word of God faithfully to a broken world. 80 percent of the population of America desires to grow spiritually due to a lack of hope. Of course, we know that the only true thing that will fill this void of hope is the good news of Jesus Christ. God has me here in Southern Illinois to faithfully partner with the body to bring that 80 percent alive in Christ right here. Thank you so much for being willing to partner with me on this journey.