Mission has more to do with the church’s purpose than its programs. As theologian David Bosch explains, “Mission is not primarily an activity of the church, but an attribute of God. God is a missionary God. There is church because there is mission, not vice versa.”
Overcoming an inward focus means changing the paradigm from “going to church”
to “being the church” in mission. “Going to church” is only part of the purpose for the
church’s existence. A church cannot be a witness, agent, and sign of the gospel only by
filling its pews for worship services. At CORNERSTONE we are firmly committed to Biblical missions, as well as Aid, Support and Community Outreaches.
Being an externally focused church is not about trying to be the best church in the community, but being the best church for the community.