our story

Cornerstone Community grew out of a dream shared by a small group of friends with a passion to make sense of Jesus Christ and his message for people today.

Through experience in universities, workplaces, churches and neighbourhoods in Australia and overseas, they developed a concept of fostering intentional and missional communities whose shared lives would be shaped by God's purposes for us, revealed in the Bible ...

  • to be wise stewards with His creation,
  • to serve others and promote justice,
  • to embody and express His 'good news' revealed in Jesus
  • to offer practical training to those who want to explore what following Jesus can look like.

The goal was not to retreat from the realities and challenges of modern life, but to help men and women discover life - as Jesus put it - "in all its fulness" ... right in the middle of common things and daily experience.

Since the first small community was established west of Bourke NSW in 1977, a movement has grown out of that dream. We are a non-denominational, community-based fellowship focused on mission and training, emulating the apostles' mission bands in the New Testament, and similar in approach to various 'religious orders' in history ... an Australian 'Christian Mission Order'!

For more of the story, select the links below:

Campuses ...

Mission teams ...

Missional communities ...

Community businesses ...

Relationships with other churches & ministries ...