Our Mission & Vision
"As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house" (1 Peter 2:4-5)
Our mission is building lives together on Jesus.
This is our take on the Great Commission that Jesus gave to the Church to “go and make disciples of all nations…baptizing them…teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:18-20). Just as our name “Cornerstone” indicates, we believe that Jesus is the necessary building block for everyone, so we are committed as His people to helping everyone we encounter to build their lives on Him.
Our vision is to be a growing culture the connects & renews our region.
We believe that the Gospel of Jesus connects and renews people by gathering us together to build, or more accurately, rebuild our lives on Him. Our fundamental problem is that we have decided to build our lives on God-replacements or pseudo-gods. This has not only driven us away from God, but it has alienated us from each other and left us all broken. The good news is that Jesus came as the incarnation of God to show us the beauty and glory of a life fully built on God and to suffer the consequences for us building our lives on everything but God. It is through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus that God restores our identity through faith and connects all people groups by His Spirit into a replicating community of worshipping servants.
When Jesus renews us with this new DNA, He creates in His people eternal friendships, interdependent partnerships, and a vibrant and creative culture that makes our world more like heaven. In other words, He brings spiritual renewal that leads to social renewal, which in turn leads to cultural renewal.