Missions Ministry At Cornerstone

Partnering with God in Reaching the World

Our purpose is to see our members become passionate about God’s heart for the lost and hurting. We aim to inform and equip them to be proactively involved in strategic outreach ministries locally, nationally, and globally to spread the Word of God and reach people for Christ.

Our Vision for Missions: To see the members of Cornerstone Community Church become passionate about God’s heart for the lost and hurting. Become proficient in ministry skills and pro-actively involved in strategic outreach ministries locally, nationally and globally to spread the Word of God and reach people for Christ.

To get involved with the Missions Ministry, email Barry or email Mary Beth.

Missions Ministry Partners

To learn more about each one of the Missions Ministry Partners we support, please visit the organization's website.


Awaken: Reno

To help end commercial sexual exploitation

Mission: Conduct outreach and provide direct services to women and girls to help them transition out of commercial sexual exploitation (CSE). Nearly all victims served by Awaken have had a history of emotional, physical, or sexual abuse. The staff and volunteers at Awaken help program participants with long-term and emergency needs including basic outreach, mentorship services, counseling, transitional housing, transportation, financial aid for college, legal and medical assistance, drop-in center, and much more.

Drop-In Center: Opened in January 2016 with the support from caring community partners, located in a hot spot for trafficking, prostitution and CSE in Reno. 

Prevention: Education efforts targeting the most vulnerable population – disadvantaged youth through presentations at school assemblies, classroom-based curriculum, and talks with youth groups about the realities of human trafficking and how to prevent it from happening to them or their loved ones. 

City Transformation: In order to effectively advocate for social change, our community must be involved. Through our lobbying and outreach efforts, Awaken is reaching a diverse cross-section of Nevadans from grassroots supporters to policymakers. We aim to educate and empower individuals with the information and resources they need to combat sex trafficking and CSE.  awakenreno.org


Community Ministries - Meera Beser

Serving the Lake Tahoe Communities

Meera is a blessing to our communities. She coordinates and executes several annual community events and drives in the North Lake Tahoe region, but she cannot do it without the help of others through donations, prayers, and volunteers.

Tahoe Community Thanksgiving Celebration: Annual Thanksgiving dinner that has historically provided over 600 meals to community members.  Facebook • Blog

Winter Warmth & Wellness: Annual drive that has historically provided food, health and hygiene items, and warm winter coats to members of over 200 families.  Facebook • Blog

Toys for Tots: Annual toy drive that historically has provided Christmas presents to 200 children in Incline Village and 500 in North Lake Tahoe.  Facebook • Website


Crisis Aid: Ethiopia - Pat & Sue Bradley

Fighting extreme poverty and hunger

Nutritional Feeding Program: Fighting severe malnutrition, which causes families to lose multiple children.

Mercy Chapel: Teaching girls trapped in the red-light district new skills to start new lives.

Refuge Homes: Girls rescued from the horrors of trafficking receive the best services possible for healing.

Water Wells: Providing clean water for thousands. Children’s Home for Girls: Girls once orphaned, are now living in a loving home and growing fast.

Together with its partners, Crisis Aid International has provided 13 million pounds of food to 2 million adults and malnourished children, rescued more than 700 girls age 4 to 30 years old from sex trafficking, and more.  crisisaid.org


Crisis Pregnancy Center: Reno

Free Resources and Services For Those Expecting

An informed choice is a better choice. Crisis Pregnancy Center of Reno is a community resource that provides factual information in a confidential setting to explore options. They educate on the documented outcomes of the choices. All of their services are free of charge: Pregnancy tests, options counseling with trained peer counselors, pregnancy verification for social services, limited ultrasound for dating of pregnancy, ongoing support and friendship, and Daddy Academy programscrisispregnancyreno.com


Evangelism Explosion International - Ken & Diane Silva

Reaching the ends of the earth with the Gospel

Evangelism Explosion is a ministry that trains people how to share their faith in Christ and how to bring people from unbelief to belief. It utilizes a variety of components including prayer, actual on-the-job training where the experienced lead the inexperienced, and the principle of spiritual multiplication. Ken grew up in Tahoe City, CA, where he continues to visit and minister regularly. He now lives with his wife in Salem, OR.  evangelismexplosion.org


Kids Alive: Peru - Dan & Katie Anderson & Family

Serving the some of the poorest children on earth with food, shelter, education, and more.

Offer needy kids shelter, nutritious food, clothing, education help, basic job skills, and protection from child predators. The beauty that is Peru can sometimes obscure the hopelessness: desperate poverty, rampant disease, and lack of sanitation and education. Kids Alive International ministry sites offer the following: 

Juniper Tree Children’s Home: The Lima children’s home in Pachamama currently has 30 children in five family homes. Manchay Oasis School and Care Center: Center started to help the many desperately poor mothers who felt forced to abandon their children at the Lima Children’s Home. 

Orchard Children’s Home: Newly opened, it consists of family-style homes for 40 children led by loving house parents. 

Mission TEC Care Center: Started 36 years ago, the early ministry provided technical training and Christian discipleship to young adults to help them break the cycle of poverty while introducing them to Jesus. In 2005 the Care Center began a girls’ club program that now serves over 200 kids, ages 7-17. 

House of Glory: A shelter for teenage girls and their babies who have been victims of domestic violence resulting in pregnancy.  kidsaliveperu.org • Anderson Family Blog • Request to Join Facebook Group


Project MANA

Helping Those Facing Hunger in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

Alleviate hunger in North Lake Tahoe/Truckee region. Project MANA provides weekly food distributions, rescue food that would otherwise be thrown away, and provides resources and referrals to other needed services. Food Rescue, Food Donations, Food Drives, Weekly Food Distributions, Food and Companionship Exchange (FACE), and more.  projectmana.org


Tahoe Family Solutions

Serving Families with Resources, Services, and Guidance in the Tahoe Basin

Provide key resources and enhance skills for families in the Tahoe Basin. Tahoe Family Solutions (TFS)  is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, providing low/no cost services to children and families living along the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. Originally a satellite of Children’s Cabinet-Reno, TFS began providing services to the Incline Village/Crystal Bay areas in 1991. Today, they offer an array of community-based services tailored to the needs of local residents. Education, mental health and youth development are primary areas of TFS’s focus. In addition, they offer case management and referrals, environmental education (through a summer camp program) and parent education. TFS also operates a local thrift store offering new and gently used clothing, furniture and household items.  tahoefamily.org • Facebook


Young Life: Tahoe / Truckee

Connecting Youth With A Positive Faith

Introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith. Young Life aims to establish and maintain a presence at all high schools and middle schools in the Tahoe/Truckee area. Young Life believes kids deserve to know what life can hold for them. Young Life leaders are caring adults who come sharing that hope as well as fun and lasting friendships with kids. Young Life is also all about fun. From club and camp to Campaigners and other activities, teenagers will have a blast laughing, trying new things and being with their friends. Even though Young Life is especially for kids, parents and other adults in the community are important to Young Life. Adults can support Young Life in a variety of ways — by becoming a volunteer leaderor committee member, attending a Young Life fund-raising event, hosting Young Life, or simply telling others in the community about Young Life and its commitment to kids. Tahoe/Truckee Young Life website • Facebook

Missionaries We Support

Individual Missionaries Supported By Cornerstone Church


Aly Snyder - YWAM Kona

I am a missionary with University of the Nations (YWAM) Kona. As a part of the staff team at YWAM, I get to lead and disciple other young people to grow more in depth with Jesus.