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
6. Centrality of God's Word
7. Dependence on God’s Spirit
We cannot talk about the Word without simultaneously talking of the Spirit. The Spirit uses God’s Word in our lives; God’s Word is described as the sword of the Spirit in Ephesians 6:17. But the Spirit is the one who makes us into the kind of people God made us to be. All those who have submitted their lives to Jesus and have accepted His offer of salvation are given the gift of the Holy Spirit who bears fruit in our lives and gives us gifts with which to serve. The fruit of the Spirit is “Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control” (Galatians 5:22) and is manifested in our lives as we live life in close fellowship with God and “keep in step with the Spirit” - that is, live in a way that is sensitive to the Spirit’s leading and prompting, listening carefully to the way the Spirit uses the Word in our lives. However, the Spirit also gives gifts to each of Jesus' followers. These gifts are not given just for personal enjoyment. Rather, they are given as a means of serving and blessing others. All the gifts of the Spirit are for the church today, and are to be used for the benefit of all.