We believe our identity is found within Jesus Christ. Cornerstone’s vision is a colourful picture of this being realised in Medway. It’s a vision of people and communities believing the good promises God has spoken over us throughout history, and seeing lives and communities transformed as a result.
We work toward that vision by meeting together as Communities to support each other every Sunday. We’re more than just meetings though! We’re establishing real, authentic Communities across each of the distinctive geographical areas and towns that make up Medway.
We believe that as we faithfully present ourselves in and amongst our communities God will stir faith and hope within the hearts of individuals around us.
Our hope is to see multiple Communities thriving across our towns Medway that will reach out like strawberry plants into the regions and nations beyond.
That’s it in a nutshell.
If you’re looking for something more specific and have knowledge of faith already, you may prefer to read our statement of faith below.
Statement of Faith from The Evangelical Alliance
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The one true God who lives eternally in three persons—the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
The love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world.
The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which are the written Word of God—fully trustworthy for faith and conduct.
The dignity of all people, made male and female in God's image to love, be holy and care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgement.
The incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ—born of the virgin Mary; truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.
The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God.
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The bodily resurrection of Christ, the first fruits of our resurrection; his ascension to the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only Saviour of the world.
The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ.
The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness.
The Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers—given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit's gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love.
The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of God, who will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth.
We love to partner with other churches to serve our towns across Medway. We think we can do far more together than we can apart. Churches together is a group that looks to find synergy and opportunity for the benefit of the wider community. They organise large collaborative events as well as projects and initiatives that work across multiple churches such as Medway Foodbank and the CAP Debt Help Centres. Find out more here.
We're part of a network of churches called Relational Mission, It's a way of keeping us accountable and providing a larger community of friends to lean on and share expertise. You can learn more about Relational Mission, it's leaders and it's vision by clicking here.