our mission

We exist to Enjoy Jesus and Make Disciples

We want to be known as a people who enjoy Jesus together. We take the enjoyment of Jesus seriously, because the Bible takes the enjoyment of Jesus seriously. Joy is so crucial to the Christian life that it commands Jesus enjoyment – “delight yourself in the Lord.” By delighting ourselves in the Lord, we love and glorify Jesus, fight against sin, suffer well, etc. Every part of the Christian life is connected to our enjoyment of Jesus.

We want to be people enjoying Jesus so much that we can say with the apostle Paul in Philippians 3:7-8:

“But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ…”

Like Paul, we want to be a people who’ve found a joy in Jesus that’s ruined us for anything else.

A disciple is someone who re-orients their life around the 3 goals of a Disciple of Jesus:

  1. Be With Jesus
  2. Become Like Jesus
  3. Do what Jesus did through the power of the Spirit.

This is what we do – Enjoy Jesus. Make Disciples. With some of his last words to his disciples, Jesus clarifies the mission of the church in Matthew 28:18-20,

18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” – Matthew 28:18-20

The mission of the church is to make disciples. This is the big E on the eye chart. We have a disciple-making mission. We agree with C.S. Lewis when he says, “If the Church is not making disciples, then all the cathedrals, clergy, missions, sermons, even the Bible, are a waste of time.” We want to redeem, not waste, time and we do that by making disciples.

Enjoy Jesus. Make Disciples.

This is what we’re giving our time, energy, and effort toward, and we want to invite you into this mission we’ve humbly received from Jesus.

Our Values

We Point to Jesus in Everything

The gospel of Jesus Christ is the power for all that we do at Cornerstone Church. Jesus and his gospel shape every aspect of our mission. And the gospel of Jesus Christ alone provides the basis for our unity. Therefore, in all that we do, we seek to remove distractions that would hinder us from seeing and savoring Jesus and his gospel. Our goal is make the gospel as clear and as compelling as possible as we always put the spotlight on Jesus rather than ourselves.

We Pursue All People

In the parable of the lost sheep, Jesus said there would be more rejoicing over one sinner who repented than of the 99 who were already in the fold. Because he prioritized those outside the fold in his ministry, we prioritize them in ours, constantly asking what we can do to pursue more people with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

We Live as the Family of God

The church is not like a family, it is a family from every tribe, tongue, and nation. And as the family of God we enjoy Jesus together, we multiply disciples, we practice the “one another” commands, we grow in the gospel, we submit to God’s Word, we love with a Jesus-like love, we devote ourselves to prayer, we grow deep in relationship, we gather large and small, we practice outrageous generosity, and we witness in both word and deed.

We Send Every Member

Calling is not a special experience for a sacred few. It is a basic element of the Christian life. When believers accept Jesus, they accept His call to join Him in His mission. The question, then, is not if our people are sent on mission, but only where and how. The bottom line is, if the church isn’t sending, its ending.

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