A Family of Missionary Servants
The late author and theologian John Stott said this about the church:
"The church lies at the very center of the eternal purpose of God. It is not a divine afterthought. It is not an accident of history. On the contrary, the church is God's new community. For his purpose, conceived in past eternity, being worked out in history, and to be perfected in a future eternity, is not just to save isolated individuals and so perpetuate our lonliness, but rather to build his church, that is, to call out of the world a people for his own glory."
We couldn't agree more. At Cornerstone, our community groups are central to who we are. In Jesus, we've been given a restored identity - we are his body. We are to grow up in the grace and knowledge of the one who saved us out of darkness, and we are to abound in the work of our Lord and King as his Spirit empowers us. So, our community groups are the avenue in which we grow in real, redeemed community (we like the term "family") and strive together to proclaim the Gospel to the world around us. We want to pursue life and mission together.
We're far from perfect, and we're still figuring out what this all means and how it all plays out in our lives. But fortunately, we've been saved by the perfect One who has promised to build and mature his church. So we pursue life and mission together with confidence.
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We attempt to keep our groups regionally focused, so that discipleship and mission can happen with and among the people to whom we live the closest. Click the link below to find a group in your region and discover where and when they meet.