At Cornerstone we believe God calls us to share the gospel with our neighbors, coworkers, and friends, our local Westford community, and places all around the globe that don’t yet know Christ. Acts 1:8 says, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (NIV) Jesus himself gave his followers authority to go and share the gospel. Matthew 28:18-20 says, “Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 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.'” Our Missions Ministry Team helps us as a church share the gospel with the world by sending short-term missions trips out and by supporting a select group of longterm missionaries throughout the world. Their responsibilities include:
- Revise, implement, and oversee the Long-Term Missions Policy.
- Love, encourage, and pray for our Cornerstone missionaries.
Short-term Teams & Individuals
- Revise, implement, and oversee the Short-Term Missions Policy.
- Approve, support, and oversee short-term missions trip teams and individuals.
- Propose long-term and short-term missions funding every fiscal year, aiming for no less than 10% of the church’s operating budget.
- Oversea long-term and short-term missionary fundraising in coordination with the Board of Deacons.
- Ensure the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference (CCCC) is funded at a healthy level as part of our Missions Budget.
- Engage and equip the congregation in missions learning, prayer, and participation.
- Recruit members passionate about missions to serve on the missions ministry team.
- Create, implement, and oversee an Adoption Fund Policy.
- Educate, encourage, and support adoptions and foster care across Cornerstone.
Please see Andy Bradshaw to learn more about the Missions Ministry Team.