In 2017, Crossroads Alliance and West London Alliance churches partnered together to offer an annual conference called Corporis. In 2019, Community Bible Church, Ilderton joined in the leadership of this conference.
Corporis is the Latin word for “body.” It appears in the New Testament in Ephesians 4:11-12 : And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ (ESV, italics ours). Our intention is that this conference be for the body; we desire that Corporis would be used for building up the body of Christ.
We believe that the church is the means God uses to accomplish the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19) and the context in which we obey the Great Commandment (Mark 12:29-31). The church is to glorify God and make him known. Therefore, it is worth our efforts to help equip and build up the body. Whereas our primary concern is our own congregations, we intentionally extend an invitation to all Christian pastors, leaders, and lay people who desire to be edified and strengthened through the teaching, fellowship, singing and prayer at this conference. We intend to expose our congregations and our guests to proven teachers of God’s Word who apply the Bible to issues of significance to churches. We want God’s people to be equipped by God’s Word for the work of ministry. We believe Corporis will help us achieve that end.
Our 2017 conference welcomed Dr. Andreas J. Köstenberger, teaching on God's Design for Men and Women in the Church.
In 2018 we were pleased to welcome Jared C. Wilson who shared about The Gospel Driven Church.
For our 2019 conference, we enjoyed learning from Darryl Dash as our guest as he explained How to Grow.
In 2020 we we welcomed Andrew Naselli and explored God Speaks: The Conscience and the Scriptures in the Life of a Believer.
In 2021, we held a virtual conference, and explored The Five Doctrines of Grace.
2022's conference will be looking at Retro Church. What does this mean? Check back soon to register and find out for yourself!