students & graduates
Our students and Graduates share about their time in Cornerstone and how the college has prepared them for future ministry. Watch!
Why is it that over 70% of the Cornerstone graduates find themselves on the mission field? We believe that it is because, besides a solid biblical foundation, they have received a very practical training to function and communicate in cross cultural situations.
Our programme aims to prepare missions workers who can handle culture shock, relate well in international teams, have a good self knowledge and can handle interpersonal issues, have a deep and growing spiritual life and can speak the Word of God with authority but also in a culturally sensitive way.
Are these also your goals? Then Cornerstone may be the place for you.
Our graduates are found in many different mission organisations, on every continent and in all kinds of work, including Church planting, Bible teaching, rural development, community development, youth and children’s work, work among drug addicts and street kids, support work.
Velm: “Living in community really helps you grow in interpersonal relationships and intercultural communication.”
Alfred is from Kenya. When asked what is the greatest thing about Cornerstone, he responds: “It’s the people. You have a unique cultural experience here in Cornerstone because you have people coming from all over the world.”
Watch a bit what our Cornerstone Graduates are doing in Cambodia. “We are very excited to see God at work here. It’s exciting to see how God’s Church is rising up in Cambodia. However, there are still many who are unreached and haven’t heard the Gospel. The task is not yet finished.
For HyangSuk, studying, training and living together with different nationalities in Cornerstone Bible College for Mission Training equipped her for her ministry in Cambodia.
One of the great things about Missionary Training College is living in community … learning how to live with people who are different from you.
Corne is building meaningful relationships, and sharing life among Khmer believers. “I feel so blessed to be able to do discipleship together, combined with practical work. (Corne).” Through practical work Corne walks alongside Cambodian men, helping them live life as a follower of Christ. Corne: “We drill wells and build toilets for poor villagers in rural areas near Siem Reap.”
Roos came to Cornerstone with a vague idea of her giftings, but during her time here she learned to develop and further practice the gifts God gave her. She has also learned how to interact and adapt to the different cultures. “It makes you feel at home more quickly” she says.
Roxana is from Taiwan and is currently in her second year at Cornerstone. After having two years’ experience in missions with OM she decided to join our mission training college to further develop her knowledge and ministry skills.
Arjan shares one of the precious lessons he learned during his time at Cornerstone. Creating self-supporting ministries which do not depend on missionary or foreign presence. “Work yourself out a job. Because you will go home one day, but the people will stay” Arjan.