Cornerstone Church & Community Centre
A HOUSE FOR HIS PRESENCE
Our purpose at The Cornerstone, is to be a house for His presence in our local community. Everything we do and are hinges on this one thing which is the cry of King David in the Psalms - 'One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.' (Psalm 27:4 NIV) It is from this standpoint, of camping around the presence of God, that everything else comes. We do nothing simply because it sounds like a good idea. Like Jesus, we only do what we see the Father doing (John 5:19), and we we discover this through spending time in His presence. This Vision has three core strands:
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A Place For His Worship
Psalm 22:3 teaches that God inhabits the praises of His people and so worship and praise is at the heart of everything we do. When we fix our gaze upon Him, when our affections are toward Him, He comes, He inhabits, He graces us with His presence. And so, in worship come encounter, and in encounter comes transformation, and with transformation comes the fullness of all that we are called to be.
A Home For His Family
'So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.' (Galatians 3:26-27 NIV) As sons and daughters of the King of kings, we have a royal identity. We are princes and princesses in the Kingdom, saints of God (Col 1:26) no longer limited by the past. The Cornerstone is to be a home where we call out the gold in each other, where we recognise each others strengths and celebrate and encourage them, spurring each other on to greater things. We seek to be a place of hope and joy, a place of expectation and faith, a place of welcome and fellowship, a place of safety and rest, where we reflect the goodness of God in releasing the supernatural and we serve one another with honour in our hearts.
A People For His Purposes
'He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation."' (Mark 16:15 NIV) Our vision is to see heaven manifest on earth in Leyton and Leytonstone so that there are no poor, sick, hungry and lonely or lost in our community as all have a chance to taste the goodness of God. This of course happens through us. Love looks like something. That means the people of God leaving the building and 'leaking' God's presence in the streets. The Cornerstone seeks to be a people that join in with God's mission on earth by moving in signs and wonders and living naturally supernatural as we share the good news of Jesus Christ.