A Vision for Corner Stone in 2016

Here are the completed notes from the Sunday Morning Service January 10, 2016:

Introduction from page 25 of the book “I Will” by Thom Rainer
Statistics taken from this book


Given by Christ
Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:47, 48; John 20:21; Acts 1:8
Purpose Statement for Corner Stone Baptist Church
Corner Stone Baptist Church exists to glorify God by bringing people into
a relationship with Him through the Lord Jesus Christ,
to unite them with the local church, to develop them to Christlike maturity, and
equip them for their ministry in the home, the church and the world.


We draw our vision from our mission
How to carry out our mission

1. Function as a Biblical NT Church both Individually and Corporately

2. God being Glorified through Individual Lives, Our Families, and this Local Church
Corner Stone Church impacting lives for Christ
Bring people to Christ
Connecting them with Church
Helping them grow in Christlikeness
So they in turn impact their areas of influence for His glory
The Local Church:
A Place to Belong
A Place to Become

  • Christlike – Romans 8:29
  • Holiness of life
  • Love for the Father
  • Finish the Father’s work
  • Grow – 1 Peter 2:2; 2 Peter 3:18
  • Equipped – Ephesians 4:11b, 12
  • Carry out Mission – Matthew 28:18-20


1. Increase commitment to the services

2. Develop a Community Mindset
The health of the church is directly tied to the health of groups
(Sunday school class) in the church

To be fully committed to your church you need to be in Sunday school
You may be in the larger gathering at morning worship but
you are not experiencing community with other believers

Not contributing to the health of the church
Not doing all you should be doing for your own spiritual health – we grow in community with others

Help Close the back door
5 times more likely to remain active in church
5 times more likely to be involved in ministry
5 times more likely to share their faith
5 times more likely to have a deeper knowledge of the Bible

Not involved in Sunday school
More likely to become disenchanted with your church
More likely to become a critic instead of an encourager
More than likely to drop out of your church

3. Corporate participation in witnessing and soul winning
No corporate involvement in soul winning at this time
Reflected in:

  • Professions of faith dropped by 7
  • Baptisms drooped by 3
  • New members dropped by 2
  • First time visitors dropped by 2
  • Remove those led to Christ by the pastor and at invitations (VBS), no professions of faith

This is something we as a body need to be intentional about!

  • Intentionally look for opportunities
  • Viewing people through the lens of evangelism
  • Be prepared to speak when the opportunity arises

Inviting Matters!
8 out of 10 people who do not attend church will come to church if someone invites them
4. Equipping the young – Strengthen Nursery and Children’s Church
A. Nursery
Sunday PM and Wednesday evenings nursery help needed
This ministry supports parents being able to learn and be ministered to!
Nursery incorporate short lessons
B. Sunday Primary and Junior Church
Additional help so there is a rotation monthly (Goal of 1 person serving one time in 3 months – quarterly) –