OUR MISSION & vision
Mission: Devoted to God… Committed to Loving Others
The mission statement of our church answers the simple but profound question; why are we here? In Matthew 22: 37 & 39, Jesus gives the most concise reason for our existence especially as His followers. He said, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” He follows this statement with, “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Our mission as a family of believers is to devote ourselves to God, which is the truest expression of our love for God, and then to love others. In Matthew 28, Jesus further explains what our devotion to God and commitment to love others must look like in practice. In verse 19 & 20 He said,“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, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Not only do we realize why we are here, we also understand what our being here should look like. In addition to being devoted to God and committed to loving others, we must share the gospel of Jesus Christ and make disciples. These are the reasons why Cornerstone Bible Fellowship exists!
Vision: We are a family of believers who are drawn together and kept together by the grace of God.
Strategy: Rescue • Connect • Grow • Serve • Honor
Rescue: God has created every person with the capacity to relate to Him. However, as a result of sin, the human race has been disconnected from this relationship with our Creator and we each face the reality of an eternity separated from God. In His grace, God has provided a way for us to be in relationship with Him through His Son, Jesus Christ. As followers of Jesus, God now calls us to actively share this Good News with those in our circle of influence.
Connect: God designed us to live in spiritual community with each other and not in isolation. True fellowship happens when we are known, cared for, held accountable, and encouraged by fellow believers. At Cornerstone, spiritual community is cultivated through small groups and ministry teams. Being connected in genuine fellowship is the building block of our church.
Grow: The word “disciple” means follower. Discipleship is a lifelong process of following Christ. From the moment a person first trusts in Christ, we see it as our responsibility to come alongside and disciple them to maturity through one on one discipleship and in small groups. God desires intimacy with every believer and so must strive for spiritual maturity through personal Bible Study, prayer and devotional time while demonstrating love for Christ by obeying His Word.
Serve: The culture at Cornerstone is that every member serves on a ministry team. God has uniquely equipped every believer with spiritual gifts, talents, abilities, resources and experiences to be able to sacrificially serve the needs of others. As we serve, we discover the heart of God for others and gain a better understanding of our own passions and abilities.
Honor: We worship God for who He is and seek to honor Him with our whole lives. God has called us to worship Him in every aspect of our lives which includes meeting together to praise Him in song, prayer, and financial giving.
"Sweet-Spot" Goal: In order for our family to become and remain strong, we recognize the need to focus on raising up and developing the future leaders of our church and community. We will continually assess and provide whatever is necessary to raise up and grow the next generation of persons that God can use to lead His church and our community in the years to come. By God’s grace and power, we will develop the next missionaries, pastors, ministry leaders, and community leaders. Paul’s charge to Timothy will be the heartbeat of our church as we grow the next generations of spiritual giants. “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.” 2 Timothy 2: 2
The accomplishment of this goal will be measured not just by the number of programs that we have for our young people but more importantly by the impact that our young people make as they influence their peers and also the leadership roles that they will take on within our church.