We exist to make disciples by leading people to connect With God, With Others, Through Service, and to the World for the glory of God.
The Mission of God
In the beginning the Triune God (Father, Son, and Spirit) created everything out of nothing and designed it to reflect his perfection and glory. Unfortunately, due to the first man and woman's rejection of God's design and love, all of creation has been vaulted into chaos. Evil abounds in our hearts and in our world because each of us have suppressed the truth of God, exchanged Him for a lie, and pursued our own desires to our detriment (Romans 1:18-23).
However, it pleased God to call, rescue, redeem, and restore all that has gone wrong in our world. The movement of Scripture's narrative points to this day when the glory of God will be made manifest on earth (Habakkuk 2:14). History is moving toward the climactic end when God will recreate all things to the praise of his glorious grace. The mission of God is the restoration of peace, purchased by Jesus Christ, where the glory of God is known and experienced by His people for their joy.
Isaiah 42:8, Ezekiel 20:14, Mark 1:15, Ephesians 1:11
The Mission of the Church
The mission of the church is distinct, but not separated from the mission of God. God's mission is the tangible expansion of his glory, while the mission of the church is the announcement of that expansion. How do we accomplish this? We go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey all that Christ has commanded us (Matthew 28:18-20).
Our hearts desire is to make disciples by being on mission. This does not mean that we go on mission trips, though that is included. No, what we desire to be is constant ambassadors for Christ. This is highlighted in 2 Corinthians 5:11-21, where the Apostle Paul shows the natural by-product of being a disciple. As those who have been redeemed and reconciled to God through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we are now ambassadors for reconciliation. We are heralds of hope and wholeness to a lost and dying world. We love, share, serve, pray, preach, teach, and gather to see God glorified through reconciliation.
The Mission of Coggin
At Coggin we hope to bring glory to God by making disciples, and we believe there are four important connections that people need to make in order to live in the fullness of reconciliation. Our mission is to make disciples by leading people to connect with God, with others, through service, to the World.