“CORNERSTONE GATEWAY CHURCH IS A SPIRITUAL ENTERPRISE THAT IS FAMILY CENTERED, SOCIALLY FOCUSED, ECONOMICALLY PRACTICAL, POLITICALLY INVOLVED, ETHICALLY SOUND, SPIRITUALLY RELEVANT AND ISRAEL CONSCIOUS TO FULFILLING GOD’S COMMISSION, PURPOSED WITH INFLUENCE TO IMPACT NATIONS WITH THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM TO MAKE JESUS CHRIST LORD OF ALL. “
(GEN 1:26-28, GEN 12:1-3, DEUT 28:1-14, 2 SAM 7:16, PSALM 110:1, DAN 2:44, MAT 4:23-25, MAT 28:18-20, ACTS 1:8, EPH 2:22-23; 1 PET 2:7-9 REV 1:6, REV 11:15).
Our CGC Vision is the destiny the church must reach with resources it has in fulfilling the ministries obligations.
The above Vision Statement tells us where we want to go and describes our desired destination as a spiritual organization. Our Mission Statement shows how and what tools and resources we need to reach our vision objective.
Now the Seven (7) Principle Pillars of Cornerstone Gateway Church is the destination we must arrive at in the future. Therefore, our ministries need to focus their attention on these goals to aggressively, intelligently and spiritually take back the Kingdom from the enemy. The seven (7) principle pillars clarify our objective or vision that we must attain with God’s help today.
The diagram shows these principles that focus on what it intends to accomplish with resources and manpower. The church has to fulfill this dream. Our God is a big God and this vision is big like our God. This thinking is looking beyond our human limitation focusing on God’s grander purpose. So God has to help us in achieving this vision.
What is God's plan for this world regarding its salvation and establishing the Kingdom for His Son to reign? Imagine what God is contemplating in his mind about the Coronation of His Son to enthrone Him as King of Kings.
King Jesus is not to be compared with title of the world leaders like kings, presidents, governors and prime ministers. No. Jesus is the King of Kings. God is talking big here. King Jesus will take over this world soon...read the following scriptures!
The seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven saying: The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Messiah, and He will reign forever and ever!
“In the days of those kings, God of heaven will set up a Kingdom that will never be destroyed, and this Kingdom will not be left to another people. It will crush all the kingdoms and bring them to an end, but will itself endure forever. 45. You saw a stone break off from the mountain without a hand touching it, and it crushed the iron, bronze, red clay, silver, and gold. The great God has told the king what will happen in the future. The dream is true and its interpretation is certain.”
Cornerstone Gateway Church exists for a purpose. To administer His righteousness by preaching the Gospel without compromise. These CGC principles are guides for us to do our ministry work. Without the following guidelines, CGC will lose its significance as a spiritual organization. People are very important to God as well as CGC. Our focus is the people groups in the church. It begins with the fathers, mothers, their teenage children and little children. These believers are important to the social and spiritual survival and existence of CGC. CGC is indeed in the people business to meet their physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual needs every time an issue arises.
It is important for me to explain why Cornerstone Gateway Church is a Spiritual Enterprise for the benefit of our people in our church. For the church to be successful, productive and effective, it must produce tangible results as God requires of His church (Matt 16:18).
It is my fIrm belief that when God created the first humans, he told them to multiply, increase, have dominion and subdue the earth. Adam & Eve were to be enterprising in using their God given ability to make the Garden of Eden a home for themselves. If that fact is true, then the Seven (7) Pillars adopted by CGC are practical and applicable to us today, in our fast changing society. Believers in the church must live an abundance life on earth.
There are two important factors mention by Jesus in His powerful statement. Firstly, He came that we must have life, he used they might, a probability that a person may or may not experience this life He offers. Secondly, He also came so a person can experience abundance blessing. (Duet 28:1-14).
The Greek word is perissos (per-is-sos’) From G4012 (in the sense of beyond); superabundant (in quantity) or superior (in quality); by implication excessive; adverb (with G1537) violently; neuter (as noun) pre-eminence: - exceeding abundantly above, more abundantly, advantage, exceedingly, very highly, beyond measure, more, super uous, vehemently].
That is what our Lord Jesus offers to all believers who call upon the name of the Lord and believe on the accomplishment of Calvary. I want the Abundance Life of Jesus given to free us from all bondages, not an impoverish life of defeat by hell, and those around us, who say we cannot make it. For many believers believe the false statement of the devil, who comes to steal, kill and destroy their right to inherit this promise.
The first Principle Pillar of CGC is the Family Pillar in our order of priority. Why is CGC making the Family Ministry a priority? Because family is the bases for everything in a society. We all come from a home. Every home has a family and every family comprises of fathers and mothers and children. We are not creatures of isolation to live in isolation and self-indulgence. Of course not! We are part of a civilization called family, the most important entity of any social grouping on earth. It is the family that makes a clan, a tribe, a community, a province and a nation.
The Cornerstone Gateway Church (CGC) focuses on the family because all families have to be reached with the Gospel of the Kingdom. All talents are locked in a family and that power must be harnessed properly, to release these potentials to affect the way we live and express ourselves. It is our firm belief that Families in our communities have to be reached with our church programs and ministries.
Therefore, it will be our utmost priority to target families because every soul is an integrated part of a family. When a person is reached with the Gospel, his/her family can be reached with the Gospel as well.
At CGC, we believe that reaching the family is reaching a soul, reaching a society, reaching a community and reaching a nation. All families make all forms a and facets of what a society or country looks like.
The Bible is a very practical book full of resources, information, insight, principles and examples for our learning. Considering the bible as the text about life, its teachings are pro table to build our systems and processes, business and industries and communities and towns. God gave the church people, who are Resource Tools to train, teach, equip and develop others to be productive in using their knowledge beyond limitation.
Alleviation of Poverty:
As they prosper in wealth creation, it is their obligation to share the blessings with the poor. Gods desire is to eradicate poverty in the lives of his people; there will be no poor person amongst Israel. The same is with the church today, alleviation of poverty as everyone in His church live in prosperity.
Power of prosperity:
CGC believes that its members can become genuine business-man and Business-women. God has blessed people in the Bible like Abraham, Isaac and Job, to name a few who were successful business people of their time. The power to get wealth comes from the Lord (Deut 8:18) and this God is our God.
It is the churches belief that its members can own Industries, corporations, multimillion industries and multi corporations in the nation and beyond. It is CGCs firm believe that men are created equal without prejudices, whereby no race is superior than the other. We are to co-exist to do business at the local level, national level and international levels.
Consideration of others:
It is a biblical principle for us to consider our other communities, who are mentally blind that cannot see life for themselves. They are people in our neighborhood who are uneducated, underprivileged and social outcasts. They need the assistance of the church to rise up to what God has called them to be. The Old Testament concept of God was very clear to the well to do Israelis’ to think about their brothers and the foreigners to glean on the edge of the eld when the land was harvesting.
Talents & Gifts:
I believe that God has placed gifts and talents in every person. Some to do business, others work in organizations, others to preach, others to lead, others to administer and others to serve. Everything we are doing is fulfilling the father’s business. Therefore, CGC encourage, motivate, ignite passion and faith in our people who are entrepreneurs, thinkers, educators, strategists media personals to aggressively rise to maximize their potentials.
Serve God and not mammon:
There is a big problem everywhere in our nation where people are driven by greed motivated by the evil power of mammon, (the spirit behind gaining more). The believer is called to serve God, not the spirit of mammon. The spirit of mammon motivates people to go for more, even when they have enough. We have to make God the Lord over our families, work, homes, business and professional lives. The bible did not say that money is not the root of all evil, but the Love of money is the root of all evil (1 Tim 6:10). We must serve God and let money serve and work for us.
At the center of our principle pillar columns is the spiritual pillar, which is the life given energy to all other principle pillars.We cannot move or live without spiritual life that flow from God into our daily lives. We all need the Spiritual lives in our families, in our jobs, in our duties, in our schools and in our offices. The reason why CGC exist is to bring the spiritual balance and guidance with council and revelation to the church and the nation. Our ministries are to empower the unfortunate, open the eyes of the blinded, bring enlightenment to the confused and give wisdom to the simple.
Gods philosophies are outlined in the Bibles oldest Text Book of life. The Bible covers all aspects of life from engineering, biology, physics, science, arts and sculptures. Study the Bible and you will notice it is a well-resourced document.
This spiritual dimension provides a clear insight into managing our whole life and welfare on earth in the church, in our communities, in our families and in our government.
CGC believes that its members must be ethically sound in conducting their business, their professional behaviors, socially accepted lives in our communities. God’s Word challenges all believers to do their work whole heartedly unto
God and not to man. (Col 3:22-23) We are summoned in the scriptures that our, “Yes be Yes and our No be No” (Matt 5:37). We must be people of our words, live by honest principles and highest integrity at all times.
Politically Relevance is a taboo in the church because we are told to leave politics out of the church. The question must be raised. Who created politics in the first instance? Where did politics occur first? The most obvious place would be the Bible, when God politicked with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. He told them to manage it and be stewards over it so your lives can be sustained. One may ask the question; What is politics? In essence, politics occurs when two or more people converse or discuss issues to solve problems or other matters regarding human wellbeing. The bible is very clear that God is the author of politics; he raised kings and established thrones, empires and domains with various dimensions of power. It is the duty of the church to educate people about this role of serving in politics. CGC feels that God has sent their capable man, to rise to the realm of politics. Leaders with political anointing who are gifted like David, Solomon, Hezekiah and Jeroboam, whom, God mandated to lead nations. The Bible says when the righteous are in authority people rejoice (Prov 29:2). We must affect the areas of decision making in our communities as leaders, councilors, chair-persons of governing boards and members of statutory boards.
The church believes that there are believers who are called like Joseph into Nations’ top Political post to make right decisions for the wellbeing of the citizens. The church has groomed sons/daughters, who, must rise to the call to set godly benchmarks to challenge other leaders to follow godly examples of genuine styles of leadership in government. Our country needs godly leaders today in this changing political climate, where men and women possess Gods wisdom. To help serve the people at this highest level to produce a sound economic system, prudence management of resources, eradicating corruption in government and in-still competence delivery of service in the public service system of the nation. The CGC can offer its sons and daughters for the top tasks. People who are simply born to lead and serve people with their hearts.
The ministry to Israel must be in the very DNA of Cornerstone Gateway Church. If Jesus is ever going to come back the Jews must be prepared and ready for his return. Our ministry to the Jewish people will not cease but must be fuelled to flame by the work of the Holy Spirit.
CGC will continue to raise money to support the Jews Aliyah program through Ebenezer Operation Exodus and Shalom Israel Singapore and other organizations in their support mission work to Israel.
So far, we have by the grace of God raised substantial amount of money for mission work of Israel.