Where Are We Going?
Over the next three years, Cornerstone will saturate the 10 mile radius surrounding the church with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. Within this 10 mile area, there are over 80,000 people, most of whom have no relationship with the church, or with God. This is our Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria (Acts 1:8), and the people in these communities need the hope, grace and love that comes from Jesus Christ.
We are committed to reaching our community through personal interactions and relationships, living as missionaries for Jesus in all aspects of our lives.
We are eager to see the towns, neighborhoods and individuals living within the 10 mile radius of Cornerstone changed for the glory of God. As Gospel-centered change occurs, restoration of the culture, community, and the shoreline will be inevitable!
How Will We Accomplish Our Vision?
Grow in Jesus. Cornerstone is a church that will encourage people to take the next step in their faith. In order to reach the shoreline for the glory of Jesus, we must be actively growing in our faith in Him.
Worship God. We believe that Godly worship changes lives. Through prayer, through singing, and through the expository preaching of the Word of God transformation will sweep through the shoreline.
Build Community. God created people to be in community. In our communities we can celebrate life and serve one another, all the while giving glory to Jesus. We will place a strong emphasis on community groups.
Serve the Shoreline. It is vital for the church to tangibly serve their community. We will establish various mission initiatives to care for people within a ten-mile radius of the church and bring forth the Gospel in both word and deed.
Focus on Children and Youth. We will place an emphasis on young people in all aspects of Cornerstone Church.
Give Sacrificially. We will use our gifts and financial resources for the glory of God and for the sake of Cornerstone and the shoreline.
Plant Campuses. Studies reveal that new churches are shown to be the most effective method of reaching those not already connected to a church. We will be vigorous in prayer, discerning the Lord’s will in where and when to plant a campus.
What Is Important?
Jesus. It’s all about Jesus. Everything we do will point to Him.
Life-Change. Jesus has changed our lives, and we desire to see other’s lives changed as well.
Gospel-Community. Together as followers of Jesus, we will be disciples of Jesus, and make disciples of Jesus.
Connecticut Shoreline. We love the shoreline. We have a passion to serve each town, and to seek its well-being.
Children and Youth. We are deeply committed to raising up generations of young people who love and serve Jesus.
Discipleship. We help believers to become fully-devoted followers of Christ.