Cornerstone Class

What is it?


We are so excited for the beginning of a new Cornerstone Class here at Church of the Holy Spirit.

The Cornerstone Class is brand new 10-week course that explores the deeper foundations or “cornerstones” of the Christian faith.  This class will use the ancient model of Catechism, a series of important and foundational teachings of the Christian faith posed in a questions and answer format; combined with lots of hands-on class discussion and some outside of class homework.  This class will be using the new Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) Catechesis Book as it’s map to travel this journey. You will receive a copy of this book on the first day of the class.




  • Next Class Coming Up: Fall 2023
  • Sunday mornings: 10:00am – 10:50am
  • 10 weeks in the ACNA Catechism
  • Taught by Bob Blecksmith
  • In Room M301

This Cornerstone Class will present the essential building blocks of classic discipleship instruction going deeper into these cornerstone Christian topics: what is the Gospel, the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Ten Commandments (the Decalogue). Each topic will be presented in the question-and-answer form that became standard in the sixteenth-century church because of its proven effectiveness. Answers to each question provides practical implications and are supported with biblical references.

Throughout church history, the Catechesis process has been a foundational journey for anyone wanting to grow deeper in their understanding and personal belief as a disciple of God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

For those who have finished the course and are wanting to take a public next step in their discipleship journey in Christ, we will be having a Confirmation Service.  During this service, you will be invited to step more fully into your discipleship calling to follow Christ, to be on mission for His kingdom and to find your place to serve in His mission.



Come join us in-person!

We meet every Sunday morning at 8:30AM & 11AM at 6011 Merriman Rd., Roanoke, VA 24018.

Do you have questions?

Our team is here to help! Call us at (540) 772-4915, fill out the form below, or stop by the office. Our church office is open 9AM-4PM Monday-Thursday.

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