What do we mean by our Core Values? In each of the following values you will see what we believe the vision for CoGS is. There are some areas that we currently fulfil, and other areas where we have not – yet! But we seek to aim high in what we believe God wants from us as a church.
One word that is not mentioned within the core values is Prayer. We see prayer as the thing that weaves its way through every aspect of these values.
Welcome: We believe that everyone matters to God and so they matter to us. Therefore we will be a place where everybody including the hurting, depressed, frustrated and confused can find love, acceptance, help, hope, forgiveness, guidance and encouragement.
Mission: We believe that God has commanded us to go and tell the Good News of Jesus Christ to all people. Therefore we are an outward looking church, expressing Jesus in our local area, our country and the world.
Giving: We believe that we have received from God greater than we can ever give. Therefore we will choose to sacrificially give our time and resources.
Gifts: We believe that every believer has a significant role to play in God’s work. Therefore we will help everybody to discover and use the gifts and talents God has given them.
Fellowship: We believe that discipleship happens best in small groups. Therefore we will meet together to encounter God, support one another and have fun together; encouraging and enabling each other to follow Christ and be transformed into His likeness.