Immanuel Church in Chelmsford MA is the parent church or mother church of Cornerstone Congregational Church in Westford MA. A parent church is the local congregation that plants a new daughter church. Sometimes churches plant churches in other cities or countries, but in our case, Immanuel is planting Cornerstone in Westford, the next town over. This comes with many benefits, like falling under the care and oversight of the Immanuel Church elder board, as well as simply having a whole church in the next town over that cares about our success. Right now we’re still in the process of becoming an autonomous church. That means this church is not an independent church yet, but what our conference (4Cs) recognizes as a Church in Development. Thus, we are a ministry of Immanuel even though we have future plans to become self governed. If you have more questions about our mother-daughter church relationship, please contact Immanuel Church.