When it comes to talking about our model for ministry we take our queue from a story located in Acts chapter 8:26-38. Around COS you will hear us talk a lot about the 2 characters in this chapter. These 2 characters have come to represent our hearts desire and illustrates what we believe our mission to be.
The first character in this passage, we have come to affectionately refer to as “Ethan.” Ethan is a seeker. He is the one who has had some kind of awakening in his life and sees the need for a relationship with God. He has all kinds of questions and is looking for a place or person to give him some valid answers. Ethan is the person who may be a bit different than most church people, in fact, may be quite unwelcome in many circles.
Philip is the second character in our story. He has been around church for a long time and has a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. He cares about the people God cares about, he comes along side of Ethan, begins where he is and simply points him to Jesus. Philip is there the whole way helping Ethan make decisions about Jesus and take next steps. At COS we want to be a church where people like Ethan can discover a life changing relationship with Jesus Christ and develop into a dedicated follower like Philip.