Cornerstone exists not only to make an impact for Christ in our local community, but in communities around the world. Global Missions has become a integral aspect of Cornerstone’s ministry. Well over 100 people have participated in our various short-term mission trips over the past eight years!
We approach short-term missions with the goal of long-term impact. For this reason, we seek to develop continuous partnerships with particular churches and parachurch ministries in the Majority World. In sending our short-term teams back to the same places year after year, it enables us to build relationships and make a lasting impact in those churches and communities.
Partnership goes both ways. God has used Cornerstone to help connect Christian businesswomen with microfinancing in Nicaragua, support orphans and indigenous peoples in Mexico, and offer life-changing women's, men's, youth and children's ministries in a remote area of Honduras. But we have at least as much to receive from our partners as we have to give to them. Although not rich in material resources, they are rich in life experience, a wide variety of skills and abilities, and most importantly, in loving relationships, faith, hope, and joy. Through their example, we learn what it means to trust God, and through their friendship we find greater freedom from the grip of worldly values and pursuits.
Most of all, in serving and being served by our partners in the Majority World, our short-term mission team members find that they encounter Jesus himself (Matthew 25:31-45).
Cornerstone's Global Missions ministry is led by a group called the Global Missions Planning Team, led by Katie Sears, and supervised by Pastor Steve Shaw. The Global Missions Planning Team's mandate encompasses missions promotions, establishing policies/best practices for the church's global missions efforts, offering missions equipping/training opportunities and resources, championing Cornerstone's full-time missionaries, and enhancing long-term impact in our global missions partnerships.
For more information on Cornerstone Global Missions, please contact Pastor Steve at 905-294-3554 ext. 22 or firstname.lastname@example.org.