Leading young people into God’s Kingdom
Matthew 4:19, Colossians 1:13, 2 Corinthians 5:18
People need a life-changing encounter with Jesus. Jesus spoke about and ushered in the kingdom of God, a kingdom marked by forgiveness, justice, compassion, love and humility. These are the attributes of a society or community when God is King. It’s our desire to see the whole person transformed by encountering Christ’s love and entering into God’s kingdom.
Growing true community in Christ
Colossians 2:6, Hebrews 3:13, Hebrews 10:24-25
Our goal is to create a community where selfless love is practiced and where individuals are valued. True community is experienced when Jesus is the center of relationships as he is the author of what it means to love one another.
Nurturing Christ followers towards maturity
Ephesians 4:12,13, 1 Timothy 4:12, Phillipians 3:10,11, Luke 9:23
Maturing as a Christian is not a destination, but a life long process within a community of faith. When we surrender ourselves to God’s Lordship he uses trials, circumstances, his spirit, his church and his word to make us like Jesus. We are committed to providing the environment to create opportunities for increasing intimacy with God.
Transforming the culture of ISU & IWU
Matthew 5:13,14, Romans 12:1,2
We believe that the message of God’s redemption should affect more than just the individual. It should transform the culture around us for good. We desire for our church to be a driving force to meet needs and bring the love of God to our local community.
Multiplying like-minded churches
Matthew 28:19,20, Matthew 16:18
The Church is God’s plan for spreading the message of God’s love to the world. God established the worldwide church to bring this message of love to the nations through his followers. It’s our desire for every Christ follower to see herself, in every life context, connected to the local body of believers that is bringing this message of hope to more and more individuals. Locally, it is our vision for Cornerstone to plant churches similar to this one, to bring the message of Jesus and His kingdom to more and more communities.