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Mission Statement

Gathering, Growing and Going

Cornerstone's mission is to foster a teaching congregation that is Gathering, Growing and Going.

  • Gathering: introducing people to Jesus Christ
  • Growing: moving people from believer to follower
  • Going: making a Gospel impact beyond the church

The strategy behind this mission is to challenge each individual to discover and advance through the four stages in the Tree of Life.

  • The Seed: discovering Cornerstone membership
  • The Sprout: discovering ministry opportunities
  • The Growing Plant: discovering spiritual maturity
  • The Fruit: Discovering an individual life mission

Loving God, Loving Others, Proclaiming Christ

With a focused mission and effective strategy, Cornerstone keeps a directed vision by having three core values.

  • Loving God: "Jesus replied: 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment." - Matthew 22:37-38
  • Loving Others: "And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." - Matthew 22:39-40
  • Proclaiming Christ: "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." - Matthew 28:19

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