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
8. Priority of Prayer
In prayer, we express our dependence upon God and grow in our intimacy with Him. The problem with so much of modern life - even church life - is that we can end up living day to day as though there is no God and there are no demons. We end up, in short, living as practical atheists. We believe that we desperately need God every moment of every day. We look to Him to provide for all of our needs, including financial and practical. We seek Him passionately, asking Him to bring about restoration in relationships, healing of brokenness and salvation for men and women. The church’s mission, as we are describing it here, is not just difficult; it is absolutely impossible! We cannot (and must not) try to do it on our own. Prayer is therefore fundamental to who we are as church at Cornerstone. We’ll never take it for granted that we can get by on our own cleverness or gifting. Rather, we seek God’s presence and empowerment in and for everything we undertake. So, prayer will always be part of our Sunday gatherings, we will continue to have at least one time midweek for corporate prayer, and prayer will always be an essential part of what we do in our home groups.