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 a profound 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
2. Making Disciples
3. Living by Grace - Union with Christ
4. Outward focus - Blessed to be a Blessing
5. A Growing and Learning Community
If the Great Commission to make disciples involves relationship with the Triune God and being taught to obey everything that Jesus commands, then the church must be a community of people who are growing and learning. We must be growing because relationship with the Triune God is not static - we can never say that we have gone as deep as we need to or that we have experienced all of relationship with God that we can. Rather, the New Testament is full of encouragements to grow in our knowledge of God (e.g. Colossians 1:10). This inevitably means learning - we grow as we learn. Strongly implied within this concept is that we need to be humble and teachable people. If we are to be growing learners, we must first be humble enough to acknowledge our deficiencies and failures, as well as our ignorance. We then must recognise that we need to be taught and we need God Himself to be our Teacher. In practice this means prayerfully attending to God’s Word, open to the work of the Spirit in applying it.