The vision of Cornerstone Missions is to convey the Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Christ’s commands in his great commissions. To that effect, we are sent and send others (John 20:21) to faithfully preach the gospel of truth in His name (Luke 24:47) to all of creation (Mark 16:15), witnessing in the power of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8), and to make disciples of Christ, not simply converts (Matt. 28:19-20).
We do this by partnering with and sending out missionaries, providing opportunities for the Cornerstone flock to develop a heart and calling for missionary work, equipping them to make missions personal, and empowering them to see the value and impact of missions in their lives and the lives of others, all to the glory of God alone.
John 20:21 Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you."
Luke 24:47 and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
Mark 16:15 And he said to them, "Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.
Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."
Matthew 28:19 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."
All Scriptures NIV, copyright 1986.
There are needs to be met from our neighborhoods next door to around the globe. Is God calling you to take action? Cornerstone hosts mission trips of various lengths and locations, everything from reaching out to our local community overseas.
- 74 missionary couples
- 6 missionary singles
- 7 missionary agencies/ministries
- 3 Transition homes/orphanages
- 1 church
- 2 in-house community outreach ministries (Dance Project and Cornerstone Christian School)
- 1 Microbusiness
- 1 Camp
- 1 Bible College
Cornerstone has a “footprint” in the following geographical areas:
Michigan: University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, Madison Heights, Central Michigan University, Detroit, Brighton, Flint, Dearborn, Ann Arbor, SE Michigan, Northern Michigan University, Michigan Tech, Livingston County, Ypsilanti, Lansing, Howell, and Wayne State University.
United States: Wisconsin, South Carolina, Texas, Illinois, Colorado, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, New Jersey, and Arkansas.
Abroad: China, Belarus, Arab Gulf, Russia, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, Haiti, England, Thailand, Philippines, Pakistan, New Guinea, Spain, North Africa, South Africa, Hungary, Bolivia, France, Malaysia, Lebanon, Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Austria, Japan, India, Mozambique, Middle East, Kazakhstan, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, Singapore, Ukraine, Kenya, Guatemala, and Cambodia.
Cornerstone Ministries: Almost every Cornerstone Ministry offers Mission Outreach projects. Some of these are Thanksgiving & Christmas Dinners open to the community, Fish and Loaves, Community Connect, tutoring at Military Avenue/Detroit, Vacation Bible School both at Cornerstone and Military Avenue/Detroit, Springhill Day Camps, Youth Group Mission Trips, ABF Classes support of individual missionaries, Women’s Ministry Outreach projects, Men’s Ministry Outreach projects, and more.
Staff & Volunteers: A large percentage of Cornerstone’s budget is committed to Missions. Cornerstone has also dedicated a pastor to Missions along with one full-time employee. There are also many volunteers that serve Missions at Cornerstone, including; three ruling Elders, 12 Mission Committee members, 40 Missionary Care Group members, several volunteers that tutor at Military Avenue, Short Term Mission Trip leaders, and team members, and much more.
Each missionary works in cooperation with a sending agency. The sending agencies we support include:
- Advance Ministries
- African Inland Missions
- Antioch Movement
- Barnabas International
- Bethany Christian Services
- Café 1040
- Central Detroit Christian
- Children’s Lifeline/Centre Loving Hands
- Crossover International, Cro (including Jesus Film Project & Family Life)
- Dance Project
- Educational Projects International
- EPC World Outreach
- FOCE (Friends of Children Everywhere)
- Footprints International
- Forgotten Man Ministries
- Frontiers International Ministry
- GATHER Network
- Greater Europe Missions
- His House Christian Fellowship
- InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (Asian, International, and Stateside)
- Life Challenge
- Literacy & Evangelism
- Livingston County Right to Life
- Midcourse Correction
- Midwest Indian Mission
- New Hope Rehabilitation-Foundation Oak House
- Ministry Essentials International
- Mission Aviation Fellowship
- Mission Training International
- Military Avenue
- OC International
- Operation Mobilization
- People International
- Pioneers International
- Pregnancy Helpline
- RCA (Reformed Church in America)
- SCORE Ministries
- SEND International
- SON International
- Student Statesmanship Institute
- Titus International
- United World Mission
- Vamonos Community Ministries
- World Harvest
- World Impact
- World Partners
- World Team
- Wycliffe Bible Translators
- STREETS 517 (Detroit, Greater Lansing, and International)
- YWAM (Tyler Texas, Chicago, and The Lord's Land)
MISSIONARY CARE GROUPS
High Impact for the Kingdom
- Do you like to hear about how God’s Spirit is moving across the world today?
- Are you looking for a way to get involved in missions?
- Would you like to get together with 6-8 others who share the same love for missions?
Low Impact of your time;
CORNERSTONE IS SEEKING PEOPLE TO JOIN EXISTING MISSIONARY CARE GROUPS!
Missionary Care Groups meet once a month to pray for supported missionaries and visit them when they are in the area. This is an incredible way to have a high impact at home and around the world while having a low impact on your schedule.
Missions Office | Phone: 810-494-4034 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Linda Johnson | Email: email@example.com
Contact: Elder Jay Chamberlin | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Amy Rose
Leadership provided by Rev. Brian Tweedie, Elder Tom McCarthy, and Elder Jay Chamberlin