Cornerstone belongs to Great Commission Churches, an association of like-minded churches across the U.S. and in nations around the world. The name reflects a commitment to Christ’s Great Commission to go and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19-20). Member churches are self-governing but benefit from national leadership and relational ties with other churches in the movement. Cornerstone embraces the core values and statement of faith of Great Commission Churches. These are set forth in a booklet called “The Core,” which you can pick up for free at our Sunday service.
Here is a summary of our core values:
Grace of God – God’s grace through Jesus Christ is the basis and power not only of our personal lives but also of our ministry.
Commitment to God and His Word – Our aspiration is that our ministries will be marked by a wholehearted devotion to God through prayer and by studying, obeying and teaching His Word.
All Nations Reached With the Gospel – Our ultimate goal and mission is to reach the whole world with the gospel of Jesus Christ and to make disciples of all the nations.
Church – The local church is God’s vehicle for accomplishing the Great Commission. The church is the place for winning people to Christ, building them to maturity, raising up leaders, and preparing church-planting teams to be sent out for the expansion of God’s kingdom.
Church Leadership – We place a priority on raising up pastors and other leaders of Christ-like character within the local church.
Oneness (Love and Unity) – We desire our ministry to be marked by a Christ-like, selfless love, loyalty, and unity with fellow believers.
Raising Godly Families – Strong families are the foundation for strong churches. Therefore we make it a priority to equip members and pastors in building their marriages and families.
Every Member a Minister – All Christians are empowered through the Holy Spirit to be workers in the church – not just the pastors. Therefore we seek to equip each member to use his/her spiritual gifts to serve others.