Cornerstone began in 1970 as a Bible study group that grew into a church meeting in homes near UMKC. The church grew through outreach to students at UMKC and the Kansas City Art Institute. From the beginning, church-planting has been part of the Cornerstone DNA. Churches in Columbia, MO (1975), Lee’s Summit (1989), Belton (2000) and the Crossroads district of Kansas City (2008) started with church-planting teams sent out by Cornerstone. We also have close relationships with missionaries in Germany, Romania, Italy, Japan and the Philippines.