Our Story


Church Out Serving is a community-focused, faith-inspired charity…  believers in Jesus from Simcoe and surrounding Norfolk County who step into gaps, offer services, assist where we can, all of this to put Jesus’ love into action, here where we live.  We believe the best way to love is to serve. 


​It all started back in 2008, when several Christians from different churches worked together on a “Community Opportunity Scan” and wrote a report on the findings of this study.  The report is available here:  COS Report

The study discovered needs and gaps, which were grouped into 3 areas of focus:

Family Matters  –  Building Community  –  Overcoming Poverty

Since then, through projects and partnerships with agencies, groups, churches, business and community leaders, and our county government, we are finding many opportunities to serve.

We are committed to loving our neighbours, engaging our culture and impacting our community.

And we invite anyone who is interested in joining with us in this, to volunteer. Come, be part of the Church Out Serving.

The COS acronym – originally the shortened form of Community Opportunity Scan – stuck with us.  Our name Church Out Serving is also affectionately abbreviated to COS.



A community that loves, and is transformed by it.


Church Out Serving is a faith-inspired volunteer-run care network with a focus to “love our neighbours.”

We do this with our actions, serving in practical ways, drawing together people who are committed to making a difference in our community.


As a care ministry that honours Jesus Christ, Church Out Serving is guided by these core values:

Faith-led – Because we believe that this ministry is inspired by God, prayer is at the foundation of our work, and our actions are a response to His guidance.

Compassion – Because we believe that all people are image bearers of God, we treat others with love, respect and dignity.

Community – Because we believe we are better together, we aspire to build healthy relationships and partnerships with our neighbours, in a safe environment.

Heart – Because we believe that serving is the expression of our other values, we seek to offer life giving help and hope, with humility, integrity and excellence.