What are our VALUES?

There are many Biblical values which shape our ministry but three key values contribute to the culture of Cornerstone.  At the very core of what we value is that Jesus Christ is our center – He creates, sustains, and reconciles (Colossians 1:15-20).  We recognize that there are four essential values, which reflect a growing, maturing pathway for believers.  Our values create progression for our purposes.

1.   Relating

Learning to love Jesus, and in response to His command to love one another, as we read in the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37-40).  Loving relationships are a reflection of God’s love for believers in Christ Jesus (I John 4:9-11).

2.   Serving

Learning to live like Jesus in response to His pattern of selflessness and service.  Not only did Jesus model service for us, but He told us that we should also serve one another (John 13:13-15).  Serving like Jesus is a distinguishing mark of Christian discipleship.

3.   Depending

Learning to live like Jesus with a heart of dependence upon God.  Only as the Holy Spirit empowers us will our ministry activities bear fruit (John 15:1-11).  We express this dependence primarily through prayer, but it extends to having a disposition of depending on God.

4.   Multiplying

Learning to live like Jesus in response to His pattern of making disciples, as He command us in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).  We are given the mandate to multiply followers of Jesus Christ who will win and intentionally disciple other followers, who in turn will make other disciples (II Timothy 2:2).