Cornelius Corps


Bridging Faith and Justice

Equipping people for a shared journey of Racial Justice/Reconciliation and Spiritual Formation.

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About Cornelius Corps

Our name is inspired by the Biblical story of Cornelius and Peter in the book of Acts (10:1 – 11:18).  Through visions given by God, these two men were able to transcend boundaries of race, culture, and privilege by the power of the Holy Spirit.

We believe that God is still calling and empowering us to this journey of racial justice/reconciliation and spiritual formation.

Upcoming Events

For Such a Time as This: The Legacy of 1964 for 2024

For Such a Time as This: The Legacy of 1964 for 2024

This workshop will be offered October 2024 by Zoom.  Rev. Dr. Jim Melson, Executive Director of the Cornelius Corps, is the presenter.  This 5 part online series is an overview of the 1964 Civil Rights Movement.   All persons interested in racial justice issues are...

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Racial Justice / Reconciliation

Overview of the Ministry of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Modern Civil Rights Movement

Spiritual Formation

The practice of intentional openness to God both individually and in community in order to grow increasingly into the image and way of Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Weekly Reflections

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”

- Frederick Douglas

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For information on any aspect of The Cornelius Corps, please contact me. -Rev. Jim Melson

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Cornelius Corps
Rev. Jim Melson
10002 Locklies Drive
Glen Allen, VA 23060