Cornerstone exists because of Jesus. We are a people who have been transformed by the gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ. Through Jesus’ death and resurrection, God has forgiven us and adopted us into his family. Now, we have a whole new life.
Through the gospel, God redeems us, forgives us, and adopts us into his family. The good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection makes each one of us a new creation and gives us a new identity: children of God. This is why we can never think of the church as an organization or a building. The church is actually a family—God’s family, filled with redeemed sinners that are now his children.
Through the gospel, God forgives us, adopts us into his family, and makes us his disciples. This means that the church is not just any family. We are a family formed by God—and sent out with a purpose.
The church is a family that ministers to one another, cares for one another, and builds one another up. Each member of the family is a child of God who is uniquely gifted to bless the family and to be a light in our city.
Just like a vine grows best with a good trellis, our church family grows best with good programs. Our programs and ministries are tailored to support the community and mission God has given us.
"Our church family is one large group of missionaries sent to West LA"
Whether they are the spheres of career, friends, family, or our physical neighbors, we are called to make disciples wherever God puts us. This means that our church family is one large group of missionaries sent to West LA. We make disciples individually and together as we move within the spheres in our lives.
What does it look like to live on mission in our spheres? For many of us, it means opening up our church family to welcome our friends and neighbors, including them in our activities and our time together. We want to live all of life with gospel intentionality, demonstrating the love of God and proclaiming the truth of God to those around us.
For many of us, it also means being a beacon of light in our workplace or school. Our co-workers and classmates are people, not assets. We go out of our way to treat them with the love, respect, and honor of Christ. All the while we look for opportunities to share the hope of Jesus with them, because we love and care for them.
For many of us, it also means consistently, compassionately, and patiently sharing the love and message of Jesus with our immediate family. Whether we are discipling our children, sharing our faith with siblings, or speaking about Christ to our parents, we recognize God’s call to be his ambassadors in every relationship—especially those unique, life-long, family relationship.
We also partner with individuals and organizations that care for others and make disciples in our city. Often the poor, marginalized, or hurting are not a part of our individual spheres. Partnering with specific organizations help us connect with hurting people in our city so we can extend the healing love of Christ.
“Partnering with specific organizations help us connect with hurting people in our city so we can extend the healing love of Christ.”
Our mission extends across the world, which is why we partner with others to make disciples of every tribe, tongue, and nation. Our partners in Central America, South America, Asia, Europe, and Africa are all committed to making disciples in diverse ways. We are also committed to raising up another generation of global Christians who will continue to take the gospel of Christ to the least reached.
“Our mission extends across the world, which is why we partner with others to make disciples of every tribe, tongue, and nation.”
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