How we discerned the values
Choosing them was no small matter. Back at the start the whole church spent 6 months reading all of Luke’s Gospel, praying and discussing the Jesus we were starting to follow.
From this start, we identified core principles of God’s Kingdom that seemed to resonate with us. It was a collaborative effort with everyone in CFS having an input and the discussion was given the chance to evolve over an extended period of time. We couldn’t rush something this important.
By the end of 2003, we had discerned the above four values as fundamental to our role in seeking God’s Kingdom. And from hereon they were foundational to our life.
Since then, CFS has started many new Communities and projects to express these values. When we get this creativity and innovation right, it is our founding values expressed in new ways.