Missions

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

– Matthew 28:19-20

 

Jesus’ command and promise in Matthew 28 are the last words he spoke before ascending to heaven. The first thing to know about missions is that they’re all about being like Jesus. Jesus left the comfort of heaven to go on a mission to seek and save what was lost (Luke 19:10). Now God sends us on mission into our neighborhoods, our region, and even to places we may never go otherwise to continue Jesus’ mission by sharing everything Jesus has shared with us (Acts 1:8).

Cornerstone supports mission work around the world. With each project we support we strive to care for each missions partner, be actively involved with each partner and share the love of Christ through each partner. We cannot financially support every worthy missions project around the world, but we do prayerfully consider every work that comes before us as we listen for how God wants Cornerstone to be a part of what He is doing all over the world.

US Missions

Mid-Atlantic University has been preparing students for ministry and Christian leadership since 1948. MACU, located in Elizabeth City, NC, is a four-year university supported by churches of the Restoration Movement.

MACU is fully accredited and offers associate and bachelors degrees. All students major in Bible, as well as choosing another major in Applied Linguistics, Cross-Cultural Ministry, General Ministry, Leadership & Administration, Preaching, or Youth and Family Ministry.

To learn more, please click here to visit the Mid-Atlantic University website.

 

Each year hundreds of students descend on a small spot of land nestled in the woods of Virginia and spend a week learning about how much Jesus loves them. There’s also plenty of fun with daily time in the swimming pool and water slide, recreation, and various activities.

In addition to its summer camp schedule, Tri-State also offers events throughout the year including an annual trip for Senior Saints, weekend retreats for both men and women, as well as retreats for children and teens.

Several members also volunteer their time to the camp – from attending representatives meetings to helping at clean up days to spending a week at camp as a staff member. Our minister also serves as a camp director and is dean of the middle school week.

For more information about Tri-State or to register, please click here to visit the camp’s website.

 

The Jack Ballard Church Builders began in 1971 as a small ministry of Mt Carmel Christian Church in Decatur, GA. Originally the group built temporary scout huts, but soon found themselves assisting other congregations in building permanent church facilities.

To date they have helped build nearly 100 churches in 25 states and Canada. While building worship facilities has been the primary focus, they have also assisted group homes and Christian service camps.

To learn more, please click here to visit the Jack Ballard Church Builders website.

 

International Missions

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Frontier Labourers for Christ is a ministry working in the Golden Triangle of Southeast Asia to share the Gospel with ethnic minority tribal peoples.  Their work uses a three-pronged approach of outreach, education, and development to help improve the quality of life among these people groups.

Daniel and Beverly Kalnin founded FLC in 1979 and Beverly has continued the ministry since Daniel’s death in 2008.  Beverly is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Canada while a longtime native member of the ministry oversees the ministry in Thailand.

To learn more, please click here to visit the FLC website.

 

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Sheri Núñez has served the Lord in Mexico City since 1984, going from working with Bible clubs and Sunday school programs as a single missionary, through working alongside her husband José Angel (Pépe) Núñez and their children to help start a church in Xico,  and now serving as a single again since Pépe’s death in 1994.

Sheri currently teaches and directs at IME, a school for missionary kids, teaches a class at a local Bible training institute, serves on the committee for the CJC  (an annual CIY-type youth conference) and will be teaching once a week at the newly reopened Universidad Cristiana de Mexico.

For more information, click here to catch up with Sheri on Facebook!

 

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Central India Christian Mission responds to the needs of the people in Central and Northern India as well as Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh through church planting, discipleship, child sponsorship, medical care, disaster relief and job training.

Their ministry is extremely varied – effectively sharing the Gospel in a multitude of ways.

To learn more, please click here to visit CICM’s website. 

 

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Tim & Erin MacSaveny – along with their children Rose, Everett, and Julian – are missionaries in Morogoro, Tanzania serving with Pioneer Bible Translators.  They are working on translating the New Testament into the heart languages of several East African tribal languages.

The following excerpt from the PBT website really sums up their ministry:

We believe the single greatest way we can help a hurting world is to give them God’s Word. This can only be accomplished through the communication of God’s desired plans for us and by people coming to see who their creator is. Some places on this earth have never encountered one verse of God’s Word. As a result, they lack an accurate picture of the God of Heaven who knows them and loves them intimately. Why wouldn’t we expect the people living in these places to do and experience terrible things? Somebody has to take intentional steps to address the world’s pain. We believe we are those “somebodies.”

For more information, please click on this link to go to the Pioneer Bible Translators website.

You can also click here to find Tim on Facebook or click here to find Erin on Facebook.

 

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Kids For Christ, International helps ministries across the globe implement an effective strategy to reach out to the children in their communities who are often forgotten.

Led by Chuck Seevers, KFCI is currently serving in China, India, Liberia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and the United States.  They are also seeking open doors to continue expanding the gospel globally.

To learn more, please click here to visit Kids For Christ’s website.

 

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Josh and Viry Núñez are now serving at a church plant on campus at the recently re-opened Universidad Christiana de Mexico in Querétaro, Mexico.

Josh is currently serving as pastor, and Viry is a dorm parent for their women’s ministry.

For more information, please click here to follow Josh and Viry on Facebook.

 

 

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We sponsor a girl from Peru through the amazing ministry of Compassion International.

Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults.

Founded by the Rev. Everett Swanson in 1952, Compassion began providing Korean War orphans with food, shelter, education and health care, as well as Christian training.

Today, Compassion helps more than 1.5 million children in 26 countries.

To learn more, please click here to visit Compassion’s website.