The Antioch Initiative is a strategic vision modeled after the church at Antioch, Syria, described in the book of Acts. A church marked by its passion to reach the whole world with the Gospel, the original Antioch church trained its own pastors and missionaries to send them out to proclaim the truth wherever they could reach. The impact of this church was perhaps greater than any other local church body in history. Having studied the scriptures carefully, the UECB has been praying since the 1980s for the Lord to raise up Antioch churches throughout Russia to reach their people with the Gospel.
Annually, Cornerstone also supports the Immanuel’s Child project that provides Bibles and gifts to the children of Tomsk, Siberia. This represents one of the largest outreaches of the year for the church in Tomsk as they spread the gospel to these children and their families.