WE WANT TO BE A CHURCH MARKED BY THE RADICAL LOVE AND GENEROSITY OF JESUS. WE DESIRE TO BE CHRISTIANS AT WORK IN THE WORLD, TO ENGAGE IN THE WORLD AS SALT AND LIGHT AND TO SEEK THE RESTORATION OF GOD’S SHALOM.
Relational: Restoring relationships with God, with self, with others and creation.
Word and Deed: Extending the hope of Jesus through Gospel word and loving deed.
Generosity: Resisting greed and encouraging generous living.
Humility: Recognizing we are all image bearers of the Creator and are all poor and needy.
To cultivate, create or promote tangible goods, services, and systems that fix injustice, restore God’s intention and advance good, truth and beauty in community life.
Seeking the renewal of the city is a response to the justice and mercy of our God through the finished work of Jesus so that no man can boast. We do justice and show mercy out of our love and gratitude of the Almighty rather than a need to earn favor with God. We extend generous justice and loving mercy because of His great generous mercy and grace given to us.
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As we view the complete narrative of Scripture, God calls His redeemed children, the church, to engage the world as salt and light, transforming culture, doing justice, and restoring God’s shalom. Through both word and deed, we are to be reconcilers and restorers, renewing the city to the end that humanity is flourishing spiritually, socially, economically, and culturally. With this in view, COTC Community Groups are encouraged to serve the city together. As we serve those around us in need, with humility and generosity, we grow and in our relationships with God, with each other, and those we serve. A Serve the City Grant is an opportunity to receive matching funds for a service project initiated by and involving a COTC Community Group. To learn more or apply, click the link below!