Local and Domestic Ministries:
Adopt A Missionary Family
We are praying for church families to “adopt” one of the missionary families we support. Adopting means you will commit to pray for this family and be in regular communication with them as a source of encouragement.
It is our prayer that our partnering with these foreign missions is making a positive and eternal difference in the world and fulfill the Great Commission. Through your prayers, involvement, tithes and offerings here at Faith Fellowship you are investing in God’s Kingdom.
Domestic Missionaries Supported By Faith
Thomas Stallings Testimony:
Growing up, I didn’t have much exposure to Jesus or the Bible. It just wasn’t an issue that came up in my family. My parents did their best to raise me how they saw fit.
I did my best to fit in with my peers and was gripped by a fear of failure and rejection. I made it to college at the University of South Florida looking to be accepted any way I could. While I pursued my own ambitions and plans, God began to send many Christians into my life through campus ministries. When I encountered the power of God’s word, I found myself with an insatiable appetite for truth. The Christians I had met seemed so wholesome, so different, and yet so down-to-earth. I wanted to believe like them, but I had many doubts.
February 11th of 2007 God revealed to me that I would never get all my questions answered, because He was calling me to live by faith. I surrendered everything to Him that night, and immediately knew God had a different purpose for me.
Members of Cornerstone Christian Church helped me get rooted in my faith and equipped me to be an effective witness to others. I fell in love with ministry and soon heard God’s calling to join the staff of Cornerstone as a campus minister.
The purpose of Cornerstone Campus Ministry is:
- To evangelize college students during a very crucial time in their lives with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
- To establish these students in Cornerstone Christian Church or in other local churches in the Tampa Bay area as the Holy Spirit leads.
Our Mission and Vision
“Our unique mission at Cornerstone Christian Church is to reach college students at the University of South Florida and University of Tampa with the Gospel and to disciple them according to the Word of God under the authority of the local church. As these students grow in grace and graduate, they become salt and light in the Tampa Bay area. We at Cornerstone believe God has called us to change this city starting with the USF campus. As God’s kingdom grows on the campus and into the community, it is our hope that we will raise up leaders who will impact our city for Christ.” – Pastor Bill Cooper
Chris “Buff” McNickle, his wife, Cissy, and their three children moved from Lutz several years ago to Absecon, N.J. to begin this church plant adventure. They are committed to the mission of making disciples who can make disciples. They believe Missional Communities are the primary vehicle for discipleship.
Life-on-Life discipleship best happens when they apply the Gospel to our lives, while changing in Christ-like-character and building redemptive relationships. Missional Community is a committed group of believers (FAMILY) who live out (MISSIONARIES) Jesus’ call to go (SERVANTS) and make disciples. This is done in a specific area of the city, or even a particular culture, to demonstrate the Gospel in the way we care for and love one another and the neighborhood.
We appreciate and adapt to culture in order to reach people, but they also challenge and confront it with the Gospel and God’s Word. As a community and individuals, they share meals, pray for others, and expose them to the Gospel through word and deed – both to those who believe it and to those who do not.