Vision and Values
A “key purpose” or “vision statement” is meant to communicate how Cornerstone will seek to apply the mission of the Church within our unique context (the Katy area) and with our unique personality and gift mix. The mission of the Church (universal) is to “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey all that [Christ] has commanded.” (Mt 28:19-20) So we have asked, “what does that look like for Cornerstone in Katy, Texas?”
Renewing our families, our communities, and our world,
by bringing faith and life together in Christ.
The values that shape us
Many see Jesus as a prophet, a good teacher, perhaps even a martyr. While he is each of these, this is not all he is. Jesus asks, “Who do you say that I am?” Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
Jesus sits at the top of the list. To the religious leaders who sought to stop Peter from speaking in the name of Jesus, he replied, “Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone. And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved (Acts 4:11-12).” This is a significant statement! Jesus paves the only path to salvation.
After his resurrection Jesus explains in a conversation with two men along the road that all of the Scriptures, “from Moses to the Prophets,” points to him (Luke 24:27). This means that Jesus is not just one figure among many in the Bible. He is the key figure that all of Scripture is preparing us to recognize and understand, both through the”types” and “shadows” of the Old Testament and through the doctrinal teaching of the New Testament.