The experience of those who spend time in a Cornerstone community is shaped by these emphases:
The missional calling of Jesus is a central preoccupation of Cornerstone Community as a movement ... "as the Father has sent me, so I am sending you" (John 20:21). Each level of our training includes instruction and guided experiences in authentic expressions of this calling in contemporary Australian communities.
For more details, check out the link for 'our mission' under 'about us'.
Community is obviously another core value for us, and the training courses are all delivered in the context of the shared life and work of missional communities. Living in such a community compels us to make theology practical, and to put the emphasis of our spirituality where Jesus put it - on the challenge to love God and to love our neighbours.
For more details, check out the links under 'our communities'.
Work has always been significant in biblical spirituality (Genesis 2:15), and is an important part of the experience in Cornerstone. Community workplaces force theological reflection to be practical and integrated with the realities of common life, and training in work attitudes and habits are essential for personal development.
For more details, check out the links under 'our businesses'.
Discipling and pastoral care is one of the most valued aspects of the training experience of Cornerstone. All those in our courses have an appointed staff mentor who provides support, spiritual direction and pastoral care throughout the year. This personal level of discipleship helps every individual make the most of their course and experiences, and provides opportunities to process issues and difficulties more effectively.
Training and study in our courses takes place in communities that are very stimulating spiritually, socially and vocationally. Going beyond the academic emphases of more traditional colleges, we integrate serious study with practical mission, life experience and personal reflection to develop an informed Christian worldview, mature character, authentic spirituality and missional skills.
For more details, check out the other links under 'our training'.
"It is impossible to separate the call to discipleship, the call to community and the call to mission. Without a strong commitment to discipleship, there can be no authentic Christian community; and without the existence of such a community, there can be no effective mission."
Anglican minister & evangelist
Global leader in mission & reconciliation