The Butcher family moved from Medway (where they were part of the Cornerstone City Church Community) to Santa Cruz in 2021. They have a mission to rescue, restore, and share the love of God through a Mission Centre in Bolivia. The centre works with street children, the disadvantaged and the elderly. We keep in regular contact with Mission Bolivia and the existing organisations they're working with to see their vision of transforming lives become reality. You can find out more information here.
Every day people in the UK go hungry. Rising costs of food and fuel combined with static income, high unemployment and changes to benefits are causing more and more people to come to foodbanks for help. Medway Foodbank provides a minimum of 3 days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis within the Medway towns. It's run by trained professionals who support and signpost users to additional, specific help. Click here to find out more and learn how you can join us in supporting them.
A Street Pastor is a Church member with a concern for society and who is willing to engage people where they are - be it on the streets, in the pubs and clubs or at parties. Working with fellow activists, church and community leaders, Street Pastors find ways to ingratiate themselves in their local community, so people know that there's a Christian always ready to support. It's not about preaching heaven and hell. It's about listening, caring and helping. To hear more about Medway Street Pastors click here.
Cornerstone has longstanding links with Newfrontiers churches in India. One particular church we have involvement with is in Nasik. They run a project which houses abandoned women called the Krupa Project. At Cornerstone, we provide monthly financial support to help maintain the project. You can learn more about Krupa here, and if you're interested in helping personally, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PIONEER 61 (Mozambique)
With a vision to build healing homes that provide opportunities and new life to the poor and disadvantaged in Tete, Mozambique, the Pioneer 61 team led by Nick and Marlene Boyd work with the homeless, orphans and human trafficking victims. Cornerstone support Pioneer 61 in different ways, from financial donations, to helping members of our church travel to offer volunteer support. You can learn more about Pioneer's inspiring work here.
Caring Hands is a day centre offering support to the Medway communities. It offers assistance with basic computer training, advocacy, Jobsearch, CVs and Benefits Assessments. The service, originally created by Kings Church, seeks to help people rise above their past circumstances and reach forward to a much brighter future. It is not a handout, but a hand UP! Click here to find out more.
HOME FOR GOOD
Every day more than 50 children are taken into care in the UK. As a result, there are currently 6,000 children waiting to be adopted and an additional 8,600 foster families are urgently needed. We believe that the Church is ideally placed to meet this need – both in terms of finding families that could foster or adopt and also in terms of providing an excellent community of support to wrap around families that foster or adopt. This is why Home for Good exists and why we at Cornerstone City Church believe in actively encouraging, supporting and promoting foster & adoptive families. Find out more here.
In 2018, members from Cornerstone City Church left to start a new church in Sittingbourne, Kent. Built on a passion for the local area and people, faith in God and the support of Cornerstone, Hope Church, Sittingbourne is thriving in what it set out to do! Learn more here.