This Five things we want to see cultivated at Cornerstone:
1. Biblical Teaching and Training
Jesus is our teacher, His words are the words of eternal life and faith come from hearing His word. We not only seek to connect people to Christ, but also want them to deepen their knowledge of, and trust in, Christ. We want to equip people for engagement in the world.
2. Humble, Courageous & Sacrificial Leadership
We want to be led by Jesus, lead like Jesus and lead others to Jesus. We want to train men and women for leadership in the home, workplace, university and church. At Cornerstone we want to model to the wider city of Newcastle a different and counter-cultural city. We want to model a gospel-centred life in the areas of marriage, sexuality, finances, community and truth.
3. Spirit-filled and Spirit-led
We believe that every facet of the Christian life is reliant upon the infilling and guidance of God the Holy Spirit. We also believe he speaks to us through God’s word and through the demonstration of the power of God through gifts given to believers, for God’s glory and the edification of the church. We intend for our individual lives and our church gatherings to reflect a willingness to follow His leading and walk with confidence in His empowering. This would include a less scripted approach to our gatherings, an openness to the filling of the Spirit and to the use of His gifts of power and supernatural revelation.
4. God-Centered Generosity
The generosity of God is displayed perfectly in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. His generosity is costly, indiscriminate, selfless and abundant. At Cornerstone we seek to mirror this generosity.
5. Communities of Life, Love & Mission
God is by nature in community (Father, Son and Holy Spirit). At Cornerstone we seek to not only grow in size and influence, but also in closeness and connection. We want to see people welcomed and join gospel communities that exist to serve their neighbourhoods.