Affiliations And Strategic Partners

Cornerstone Baptist Church, Orillia seeks to be an active part of the wider church and is affiliated with the following groups and fellowships:

The Gospel Coalition Canada

Canada is a land with unique challenges when it comes to articulating and applying the Gospel. According to a recent Faith Today article, the evangelical population in the U.S. is 25 times larger than it is in Canada - we are smaller, more spread out, more isolated and less organized than our American cousins and these realities commend different strategies for our evangelism and mission.

The social and political context in Canada is also vastly different than what is found in the United States. In some ways we are further along in terms of moral and social decline, but in other ways we are far better off. Canadian churches have had more time to adjust to our diminished role in the public square and more time to think about how to minister effectively from the margins of political life. All of these unique factors seem to commend a distinctly Canadian adaptation of The Gospel Coalition model for reformation and renewal. While we continue to benefit from the "north/south" dynamic, we believe that now is the time for an intentional "east/west" movement of pastors and churches in Canada, coming together and resourcing one another for the sake of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

To read an introduction and endorsement of TGC Canada written by our Lead Pastor, click here.

The Gospel Coalition

"As a broadly Reformed network of churches, The Gospel Coalition encourages and educates current and next-generation Christian leaders by advocating gospel-centered principles and practices that glorify the Savior and do good to those for whom he shed his life's blood. A biblically grounded and united mission is the only enduring future for the church. We desire to champion the gospel of Jesus Christ with clarity, compassion, courage, and joy - gladly linking hearts with fellow believers across denominational, ethnic, and class lines. We invite all Christians to join us in an effort to renew the contemporary church in the ancient gospel of Christ so that we truly speak and live for him in a way that clearly communicates to our age." - Founders Overview of The Gospel Coalition found here.

The Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches of Canada

We are part of The Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches of Canada, a movement of over 500 churches across Canada — united through our faith in Christ — working nationally and beyond our borders. Visit their website to learn more.

Fellowship International is the mission agency of The Fellowship, working in the Americas, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.  Fellowship International exists to catalyze movements of disciple makers in strategic populations by empowering nationals. You can learn more about Fellowship International here

FAIR (Fellowship Aid and International Relief) enables Fellowship churches and individual donors to alleviate human suffering and social injustice in the name of Christ.  You can learn more about FAIR here.

Within the Fellowship, we are also part of FEB Central Region, comprised of 276 churches across Ontario and English-speaking Quebec.  Its mission is to equip and resource the local Church to develop leaders, plant churches and maximize church health, in a spirit of mutual co-operation. You can learn more about FEB Central Region here.