While our mission is to glorify God through going into the world, making disciples of Christ (Scripture’s Great Commission – Mt 28:19-20) and loving God and our neighbors (Scripture’s Great Commandment Mt 22:37-39), we state that mission with three simple words: Reach, Equip, & Multiply.

Our mission is to bring God glory and to bless people through:


  • REACHING the North Shore and beyond with the transforming message of Christ.
  • EQUIPPING God’s people to know, love, and serve Jesus.
  • MULTIPLYING disciples of Jesus who make disciples of Jesus.


While a new building is neither our mission nor our message, we believe that a more functional space for our congregation to worship, serve, grow, and also to bless our community, would serve as a more effective tool for advancing our mission and proclaiming our message.

With this in mind, God has blessed our church with 3.6 acres of land on a strategic spot right off exit 15 on School St. Humbly and prayerfully, it is our intention to construct a new building on that location where the gospel will be proclaimed, our neighbors on the North Shore will be served, disciples will be made, and God will be glorified.

From a functional perspective, Cornerstone’s goal of building a new church is predicated on numerous, modern-day design enhancements, all of which are presently lacking in our building at 20 School Street. Though we all love our church building (built in 1844), we also realize that our second-story sanctuary, lack of handicap accessibility, lack of off-street parking, lack of elevator, limited office and classroom space, and limited visible exposure can make it a challenging physical home for ministry. 

Lord willing, we will construct a new church building that not only visually pleases residents and visitors alike as they enter Manchester from Route 128, but one that is replete with off-street parking (making attendance convenient, especially during snow-filled, winter days), handicap access, offices for pastors, staff, and interns, classrooms for our children, meeting halls for corporate worship, activities and weddings, a commercial-grade kitchen for church breakfasts/lunches/dinners and weddings and events, handicap bathrooms, and greenspace for outdoor fellowship.   


Pray for the life and work of Cornerstone Church. Pray for our leaders, members, and those in our community, that they would engage with us and turn to Christ for hope and salvation.

Consider giving to the Building for a Faithful Future campaign to help us achieve this goal, for the sake of the Gospel in our community.

Help us advocate to others the importance of this campaign, as opportunities arise.