Cornerstone St Andrews exists for the glory of God. To His glory and by His grace, we seek to encourage and build one another up as disciples of Jesus, living out the Gospel in every sphere of life, demonstrating God’s character in the way we love and care for our neighbours, our community and our world. We believe that the Gospel of Jesus is the only hope for the world and that on a daily basis we desperately need to put ourselves under the authority of God’s Word and seek the empowering presence of His Spirit in order to carry out the Great Commission of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Our values have profound a bearing on what we do practically as a church. They mean, for example:
To read more about our values and their biblical basis, click on the links below:
1. Existing for God’s Glory
We exist primarily for the glory of God. What does that mean? God alone is the Single Being who is worthy of praise, worthy of the focus of our lives. His glory is the supreme value in the Universe as its Creator and Sustainer. We are created and called to live lives that are centred on God and have reference to Him above all else; put simply, we are to put Him first in everything. He is in charge and all we are and do is to bring glory to Him. Our lives are to be submitted therefore to His will and thus reflect His merciful character to His creation. To live for God’s glory is to live as fully authentic human beings. We wholeheartedly endorse the first question of the Westminster Shorter Catechism: What is the chief end of man? The chief end of man is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.
2. Making Disciples
3. Living by Grace - Union with Christ
4. Outward focus - Blessed to be a Blessing
5. A Growing and Learning Community
6. Centrality of God's Word
7. Dependence on God’s Spirit
8. Priority of Prayer
9. Lordship of Jesus Christ over the Whole of Life
10. Every Member Contribution
11. Leaders who Serve and Equip Others