Who Cares?

Who Cares? is a major mission focus for 2017 and beyond.

Keep checking this page for the latest updates and information about Who Cares?

We are holding a series of talks on Sunday mornings focusing on the areas of hurt that people have told us they most need help with.

Who Cares? is a nationwide initiative where churches are working together to listen to the hurts and needs of people within the church and those in the community.

The Church of the Good Shepherd in Four Marks surveyed people within the church, local community groups and at the church-run Village Picnic. They asked 1 question:

What Hurts You the Most?

What hurts you the most or what do you find the hardest to handle in life?

Thank you for filling in the response cards. This will help us to plan how best to support one another as a church family and to plan the COGS teaching series and other activities in response to the needs of those in our community.

COGS  collected 488 responses and have summarised the findings.

The 4 largest areas of hurt/need are:

Family Issues: 24.8%  |   Relationships with others: 17.6%

Emotional Issues - Anxiety, Depression and Grief: 17.2%

Injustice in the World - concern about terrorism, crime, politics, poverty: 11.27%

Results presented by different age groups are here

The Church of the Good Shepherd has a number of activities and support opportunities planned over the coming months and through 2018. We will continue to advertise these as they arise. Thank you again for taking the time to share your hurts and needs with us. Please know that we care about you. Every response card has been prayed over and we are continuing to pray that we all know the comfort of God for our pain and hurts and that God promises us hope for the future.

If you’d like to meet someone to talk and pray through issues, please do contact the COGS church office.  cogsoffice@googlemail.com | 01420 560622

“For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord,

‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”

- Jeremiah 29:11

Over the coming Sundays we are giving a series of talks which will address some of the hurts that have emerged from the survey.  You are always welcome at any of our church services, but over these weeks we’d like you to be aware that you are invited to come.  There is no expectation that you tell us anything or participate in any way that makes you uncomfortable.

On Sundays at 9.30 a.m. and 11.15 a.m.

Sunday  8th October:        Who Cares when others hurt me?

Sunday 15th October:        Who Cares when I find it difficult to forgive?

Sunday 22nd October:      Who Cares about the people I care about?

Sunday 29th October:        Who Cares about my anxieties, worries and fears?

Sunday 5th November:     Who Cares about my over-loaded life?

Sunday 19th November:   Who Cares about my friendships?

Sunday 26th November:   Who Cares about my family?

Sunday 3rd December:      Who Cares about my future and aging well?

Sunday 10th December:    Who Cares about my money concerns?


Our Who Cares? response flier can be seen here.

Who Cares about my money concerns? (10.12.17)

Who Cares about my future and aging well? (03.12.17)

Who Cares about my family? (26.11.17)

Just prior to the talk this clip was shown - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uZSEkusV6A
Toward the end of the talk, this clip was shown - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5iFfWYICjI&t=3s

Who Cares about my friendships? (19.11.17)

Who Cares about my overloaded life? (05.11.17)

Who Cares about my anxieties, worries, and fears? (29.10.17)

Who Cares about the people I care about? (22.10.17)

Who Cares when I find it difficult to forgive? (15.10.17)

This video introduced and referred to a video clip of Corrie Ten Boom discussing her own experience with forgiveness.  The video can be found here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cfp51vLZb4


Who Cares when others hurt me? (08.10.17)


Who Cares? - What is it?

Who Cares? - What will you do?

Who Cares? - Robert and Sylvia's Story

Who Cares? - What will it look like?

Who Cares? - Angela's Story

Angela's Story | Facing Life Alone from Who Cares? on Vimeo.