As followers of Jesus, we seek the welfare of our community, city, and world.
Cornerstone is committed to supporting organizations that care for the needy and vulnerable in our city and across the globe. We encourage our congregation to give of their time and resources in response to Jesus' love and His command to love our neighbors as ourselves. Together, we can be agents of God's love and mercy where we live, work, and play.
Local Ministry Partners
Listed below are several organizations with whom Cornerstone partners in serving the local community. When specific serve opportunities arise, they are posted on our Serve page. We encourage you to check back periodically to learn how you can be a part of these ministry efforts!
ADVICE & AID
Advice & Aid's mission statement is serving families facing an unplanned pregnancy before, during, and after with Christ-like compassion. We serve women and families in the KC Metro and beyond who are facing a crisis pregnancy and need help. Our free medical services include: medical grade pregnancy testing, limited ultrasounds, STI testing & treatment, and post-abortion assessment. In addition to medical services, we offer free education classes, where families can learn about pregnancy, parenting, life skills, and also receive any material aid they may need (such as diapers, wipes, car seats, baby clothes, etc.). Lastly, we also serve post-abortive women by providing post-abortion counseling and emotional support. We desire to provide women and families with a safe, trustworthy, compassionate, and non-judgmental place to talk through any concerns and make an educated decision. Our conversations are driven by love & support for the women and families that walk through our doors!
CITY UNION MISSION
Since 1924, City Union Mission has provided warm beds, nutritious food and a place of safety for thousands of poverty stricken and homeless men, women and children. City Union Mission’s primary purpose is to share the Gospel of Jesus with the hurting and lost. The Mission receives no government support and depends completely on the gifts of God’s people including individuals, churches, groups, foundations and businesses who have a heart for the poor and homeless of Kansas City. Services include shelter, hot meals, community outreach, family support, and addiction support.
CROSS-LINES COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Cross-Lines provides people affected by poverty with the basic services and opportunities that encourage self-confidence and self-sufficiency. Cornerstone volunteers at Cross-Lines on the first Friday of every month from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. to box commodities for low-income seniors.
Mission Southside has a neighbor’s heart---a heart that loves Jesus Christ and cares about the needs of others. Mission Southside partners with churches, organizations, businesses, and individuals to bring hope to Johnson County, KS by meeting physical and spiritual needs. Donated goods and thousands of volunteer hours help make a difference.
NEW HOPE FOOD PANTRY
The New Hope Food Pantry serves thousands of Olathe and Johnson County residents every year with dignity, respect, and love. You can easily get involved in this ministry by volunteering time to pick up food donations in Olathe, serving the community that comes in for food assistance, holding a food drive among your friends and family to donate, or simply donating money to help, all the while giving God the glory.
Newhouse seeks to break the cycle of domestic violence by providing the tools that allow individuals and families to make positive choices and lead self-sufficient lives. We partner with them to provide for the various needs of those coming to Newhouse, sharing the love of Christ to those in need.
ScrapsKC’s mission is to care for Kansas City’s environment, education and homeless through creative reuse. ScrapsKC is a creative reuse store that offers materials and items that otherwise would end up in a landfill. They also offer workshops, supplies, and other resources for artists, teachers, makers, churches, and scout organizations, as well as education about the homeless issues that face our city. ScrapsKC also provides opportunities for the homeless of Kansas City including a resource and support network to employ their homeless volunteers. ScrapsKC regularly provides a Saturday morning breakfast to the homeless of Kansas City.
THE SINGLE MOM KC
The Single Mom KC seeks to connect families and communities to single mothers, offering them the love and hope of Jesus Christ. Bearing the full responsibility of parenthood and provision for a family is exhausting and often isolating. The Single Mom KC exist to offer the 61,000+ single mother families in the Kansas City Metro the opportunity to join in a hope-filled community. The Single Mom KC offers weekly and monthly gatherings, workshops, seminars, family events and operates a specialty clothing boutique where moms can shop at no cost.
Global Ministry Partners
Cornerstone supports the work of over 20 missionaries around the globe, many of whom serve in sensitive areas. For their protection, we have not listed their names here; however, you can learn more by contacting the church office.
Founded by Mike Lane, a member of Cornerstone, Hope Bridges provides food, clothing, education, basic health care, and the good news of Jesus’ love to children in rural Thailand. We also provide summer mission trip experiences to Thailand to aid the work being done. The delicious coffee we enjoy on Sunday mornings at our worship services comes from local Thai hill tribes and helps support their community and Hope Bridges’ work.
INDIA GOSPEL LEAGUE
The India Gospel League is an indigenous, Bible-centered ministry born and operated in the heart of India. Millions across South Asia still need to hear the Good News about Jesus, and millions more need practical blessings like education, medical care, and economic opportunity. More than 95,000 village churches have been planted by IGL in the past 25 years, and from these, hope is shining out to a world darkened by desperate poverty and ancient idolatry.
WITNESSING MINISTRIES OF CHRIST
Witnessing Ministries of Christ (WMC) brings new life in Christ to the outcast Dalit (untouchable) people of central India. Thousands have been brought to Christ through this ministry, and Cornerstone members have been privileged to work with WMC on short-term missions trips to India.
If you have questions about Missions, be sure to contact us!