Frontline ministry is a huge part of who we are at Cornerstone. We try to incorporate it into everything we do as a church. Pastor Jonathan even preached a whole sermon series on it. So what is it? “Your Frontline is the place where you spend the majority of your time outside the church, where you are in contact with non-Christians.” – Life on the Frontline (licc.org.uk) We believe that God calls us to reach the world with the gospel, but also our next-door neighbor, or the cubicle next to us, or our gym friend. Wherever you are normally is where God has placed you and is calling to you to be agent of his kingdom.
Some call this the “110.” If there are 168 hours in a week and you spend 58 sleeping, what are you doing with those other 110 hours? You obviously can’t spend all that time serving the church in “gathered ministry,” maybe a couple hours at most every week. That means the primary place God has called us to do ministry is in those hours that we’re away from the church. We call this “scattered ministry.” We believe as a church that God calls each one of us to serve him and be his ambassador wherever we are. This is what it means to be a whole-life disciple. We hope that you’ll come to Cornerstone and we will get the opportunity to support you on your frontline.
What to learn more? Here are a few books explaining frontline ministry further:
- Fruitfulness on the Frontline: Making a Difference Where You Are by Mark Greene
- Imagine Church: Releasing Whole-Life Disciples by Neil Hudson