Serving Together

Church Life

If you’re just in the spot where God wants you, and doing what God has gifted you to do, it’s a good place to be.

We call it your spiritual gifting, or finding your ministry. Usually you’ll find it invigorating. Often it’s fun, certainly fulfilling, and definitely a blessing to others.

God made us for fruitfulness, and that’s that. The car park attendant who greets you cheerfully has found it. The member of a midweek small group who has joined others serving in the soup kitchen has made just the same discovery. You can expect a church in which we seek to be inspired by the Spirit to be bubbling up all the time with people doing things that somehow add up to a healthy functioning body that’s a great place to be, but is always pushing out beyond itself.

Each year we invite our members to consider in which areas they are gifted and able to serve. Rather than seeing this as a list of jobs waiting for people to do them, instead ask God “In what area of ministry and service do you want me to be fruitful?” We suggest that each person should discuss this with someone who knows you well, to seek their discernment as to your gifts for ministry. This may lead you to some exciting new adventure with God, and you’ll see why he’s put you in this church.

The latest ‘Together we can make a difference’ (known as 'TWCMAD', pronounced 'twookmad') response forms are linked with a separate children's form also available. Thank you for your willingness to serve in this way.

For some areas of ministry you may be asked to complete a Police Check, and a fillable PDF is linked for this purpose.

Note: SurveyHero.com is supporting us with the free use of their online survey software.

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2020 Vision and your response

2020 Vision and your response

Feature Articles

Our 2020 vision was launched on Sunday 22 September.

We believe God has given us a clear direction for 2020 and beyond with a focus on training and equipping people at Coro for gospel ministry among their families, friends and work places.

Please watch [Simon's video](https://youtu.be/IGKY1bnEfys) and prayerfully consider your own response to this vision, particularly in the areas of financial giving and serving.

To help with this we have created some response forms (available both as online surveys and in printed form), and we would ask that you complete and return these by Sunday 13 October to enable us to plan ahead effectively.

For more information about Building a Discipling Culture, check out [bdc.org.au](https://www.bdc.org.au/).

See the [Our 2020 Vision](https://www.corouniting.org/d/De9Yrebe94X2odql7hD7ptywX) document.

Online Surveys

This year we have made both the giving and serving forms available as online surveys which you can access on any device using the links below.

Printed copies are also available at church or you can download them as PDFs to print off and complete yourself [here](https://www.corouniting.org/d/OlAekwfkux1IfzsInLn68yabF) and [here](https://www.corouniting.org/d/NMrab7s1l18AyyqtfmWdhehM1).

[Financial Giving to CoroUniting (online survey)](https://surveyhero.com/c/2cd25ab7)

[Serving and Being Church at CoroUniting (online survey)](https://surveyhero.com/c/041bc15b)

Message from Simon

In my [video message](https://youtu.be/IGKY1bnEfys), I encourage you to listen to my recent message on our vision, 2020 Vision preached on 22 Sep (linked [here](https://www.corouniting.org/messages/2020-vision)) as well as Cat's message on generosity, Taking hold of the life that is truly life preached on 15 Sep (linked [here](https://www.corouniting.org/messages/taking-hold-of-the-life-that-is-truly-life)).

We have a sense God is doing a new thing at Coro and we are praying that God will provide the resources to joyfully pursue this vision. Our prayer is that your gift of service and finances may be as bold and full of hope as our vision.

The best is yet to come.

Simon

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Giving

COVID-19 update (April 2020): The Church Council has written to the congregation re. church finances, generosity and the opportunities of our current situation. You can read this letter [here](https://www.corouniting.org/d/jR8u8g9E7lsqdUWy90NKQgQ0t).

If you'd like to know how to give either by EFT from your bank account, or [online with your credit/debit card](https://www.corouniting.org/give), see the tabs at the bottom of this page.

For many of us, talking about our finances is a no-go area, yet as Christians we are called to be wise stewards of all that we have been given and that includes money. The money that is given to the church is used in many ways:

- to support those who have been called to minister to the congregation as their vocation,

- to contribute to property upkeep costs,

- to give away - we give away a significant portion to support many different projects and individuals that operate outside of our own congregation.

One of the privileges of belonging to a church community is the opportunity to share in what Paul calls this “grace of giving” (2 Corinthians 8:3-7). It’s a great way to feel connected with the practical work of the church and we believe that as we honour God in this key area of our lives, our own needs are met in sometimes quite miraculous ways.

Refer to the attached Giving FAQ for further information. You can also contact our [Treasurer](mailto:treasurer@corouniting.org?subject=Website%20enquiry%20re.%20Giving) with any specific questions.

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