In Summary

Last week, I finished up a five-week series about our core values: Gathering, Scattering, Place, and Grace. Today, I thought I'd wrap things up with a quick summary of all four values.

If you're interested, you can download a PDF "cheat sheet" for these values here.

So, to sum it all up, here are the nutshell versions of our four core values:

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Gathering: Worship and community will be a vital part of the life of our church, rooting us in the truth of our faith and consistently reminding us of God's faithfulness.

Scattering: Our gathering will send us out into our scattering, where we venture out beyond the walls of our church into our neighbourhood where we live, work, and play. As individuals and as a community, we are committed to loving and serving our neighbours in both big and small ways.

Place: Following the model of Christ's incarnation, we will take our place seriously, seeking out ways in which we can root ourselves in our community of North Oshawa. Because of our presence, we want our neighbourhood to be transformed by the love of Christ.

Grace: We will be a community that both receives and reflects God's grace in our gathering, in our scattering, and throughout our place. We will hold a posture of grace toward each other and toward our neighbours, just as this is God's posture toward us.