WHAT’S YOUR THIRD PLACE?
At Cornerstone Church, Christ-followers are taught and encouraged to contribute to the needs of others by giving of their time, energy and resources. We naturally enjoy meeting the needs within our church and connection groups. But as God’s people, we are also called to bring the good news of the Gospel through proclamation & demonstration by going outside our church walls and relationships to serve people the rest of society tends to overlook, marginalize or even oppress…the poor, the vulnerable and the powerless. The “poverty-impacted.”
Ames Opportunites | Where to Start
The Third Place Ministry team strives to identify opportunities to impact the marginalized for Christ and make these opportunities easily accessible to Cornerstone members. The public schools are a great place to start, as schools have far-reaching impact in every community. If you are new to Third Place, consider starting to volunteer in a school or in one of the other areas below.
More Ames Opportunities
If the “Where to Start” opportunities are not a good fit for you, browse the many Third Place serving opportunities below. Each area has an Interchange interest group you can join to receive information and updates on how to serve with that Third Place. Joining the Interchange group does not commit you to the opportunity, but will keep you informed on serving opportunities. Plus, you can leave the group at any time if you no longer want to receive email updates. You can also fill out the Third Place Interest form to sign up for multiple Third Place Interchange groups at once to begin receiving information and updates.
Services for Members
We also provide services for Cornerstone members in their areas of need. These services include finding housing, auto repair, adoption scholarships, and support groups for foster, adoptive, and Rosebud families. Learn more about R&G services available to Cornerstone members.
Resources for Third Place
- Watch the Poverty 101 Mini-Conference for foundational teaching on working with impoverished.
- Read What Every Church Member Should Know About Poverty by Ruby Payne
- When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty and Suffering without Hurting the Poor…And Yourself by Steve Corbert and Brian Fikkert.