Missions We Support
The vision of Cornerstone Christian Church is based on Acts 1:8 of the Bible. Jesus tells his disciples that they will be witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, and the ends of the earth. As we implement that direction in our own locality, the geographic references from Bible times are being applied to our society today:
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8
Near Our Home (Jerusalem and Judea)
This was the local area where the disciples were, their hometown. Within our local area, there are many organizations already meeting physical needs of many people. We’re joining with them to meet these physical needs and provide an avenue to also meet their spiritual needs. Some of these organizations include:
One of the ministries of Beacon is to offer furniture to people in need. Beacon has a warehouse of furniture that has been donated. Each month on one Saturday morning, Cornerstone provides the trucks and physical strength needed to pickup and deliver furniture to local residents.
Bond Christian Service Camp
Located near Greenville, Illinois, Bond Christian Service Camp offers summer camping experiences for children, teens, and families. The camp is also available for retreats and meetings throughout the year. During the 2011 camping season Bond Camp hosted 700 campers and had 60 baptisms!
Close to Our Home (Samaria)
These areas were places where local people wouldn’t normally have felt comfortable. This would have been areas of poverty, minorities, crime, and family crises. Today the Cornerstone building is located just 10-15 minutes from all these situations. East St. Louis and inner city St. Louis have great physical needs which need to be met before we can share the love and salvation of Jesus Christ. Some of Cornerstone’s plans in this area are to partner with Christian church bodies in East St. Louis to provide the teaching resources, financial assistance, and volunteer support to help them prosper.
Christian Activity Center
Located in East St. Louis is a wonderful place where children in the area can go after school. CAC provides assistance with homework, music lessons, karate classes and a variety of other activities. The people that help with these activities show these children the love of Jesus. Cornerstone members partner with CAC in order to help.
St. Louis Christian College
Saint Louis Christian College is a four-year Bible College that offers a variety of degree programs. Saint Louis Christian College is committed to developing the student’s relational ministry skills as well as academic excellence. SLCC offers free tuition to students who live on campus.
Worldwide (Ends of the Earth)
American Christians today are blessed beyond belief. We have Christian colleges, studies at local church buildings and in homes, easy access to Bibles, and people with phenomenal knowledge of scripture. This isn’t the case in most other countries. We are partnering with global missions to help train Christian worldwide leaders.
Central India Christian Mission (CICM) introduces the Gospel to people in India and throughout the world. CICM trains leaders, plants churches, and provides a home to many children.
Read a great story about Mika, a very special teacher at CICM.
Serving In Mission
Serving In Mission (SIM) serves the church across many cultures. They proclaim Christ, while discipling the nations and loving their neighbor. SIM responds to needs, proclaim the Gospel and equip the Church. We specifically support Chris and Holley Sierra who are currently serving in Burkina Faso, Africa. To see their updates, join their mailing list here.
Watch this video for a look at the culture of Burkina Faso.