At Common Ground, we're not interested in promoting ourselves as the latest and greatest church in the community. Instead, our goal is to go out into the world and follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit in order to make a real and lasting impact on the lives of those around us. We believe that true faith is about more than just attending services on Sunday - it's about actively embodying the values and teachings of Jesus Christ in our everyday lives. That's why we are committed to serving and supporting those in need both locally and beyond, whether it's through volunteering, charitable donations, or simply extending a helping hand to those in need. If you have any questions or want to learn more about us, please click the "contact us" button below and send us a message. We would be delighted to hear from you!
We're all about rolling up our sleeves and getting to work to help those in need in our communities. That's why we're committed to bringing practical help, healing, and reconciliation to those who are struggling.
We believe that one of the best ways to make a real difference is to find where God is already at work and partner with Him to serve others and improve lives. And we're always on the lookout for ways to do just that.
So if you're looking for a church that is truly dedicated to making a difference and bringing hope to those who need it most, then you've come to the right place.
We believe that building genuine relationships with those who haven't yet found faith is key to spreading the good news of the Kingdom of God through Jesus Christ. By opening up our lives and inviting others into them, we can share our love for God and our passion for serving others.
Through this process, we hope to see more people respond to the gospel and become a part of our Up-In-Out rhythm (see below), where they can learn to live a life that's centered on loving God and loving others. With each new person who joins us on this journey, we become better equipped to spread the message of hope and transformation that's only possible through a relationship with Jesus.
We focus on living out what the Bible teaches about three key relationships in the life of a Jesus follower: UP, IN and OUT
This is our relationship with God through Jesus,
where will live as a disciple completely submitted to our Father who
loves us no matter what. We are adopted children of the King. The
foundation for this relationship is the Word of God and we listen and
obey. Everything that God will do through us is simply a result of what
He is doing in us. It all begins with an intentional relationship with
Jesus as Lord.
Our relationship with fellow believers with whom we are
united in one Spirit. We do not neglect the gathering together
of believers and practicing the "one another's" of Scripture. This takes
place at our weekend gathering where we celebrate together in worship
and our Outpost Groups,
where we live life and learn together. Authentic and vulnerable
relationships with fellow believers committed to the Word of God are
used by the Spirit to help transform each of us into the image of God.
Our relationship with the world around us. This takes
place in our everyday life where we live, work, and play. We desire to
be salt and light to the world around us. This also takes place through
our Outpost Groups.
We are intentional to build relationships with not yet believers as we
serve our communities in very real and practical ways. We intentionally
limit our church programs so that we have more time to engage with our community. As we intentionally bless others in Jesus name and share the
message of the kingdom, we will be given opportunities to trust Jesus and
grow in our faith. Through this we will continue to be transformed into
the image of Jesus as we see God reconcile the world around us to
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Ground does not have a vision of becoming a large church in town, but
rather placing healthy, gospel centered, community minded churches in
the midst of communities. Those churches exist for the community and are
ambitious about serving and engaging in that community.
We desire to partner with 25 churches by the year
2025, praying to see 25% of our community following Jesus. Some of
these churches will be new churches planted by Common Ground. Others
already exist and we will partner with the, praying for their success in
seeing lives changed by Jesus. We say it this way, "Kingdom over
Castle." We want to see the kingdom of God grow. We want to see a great
movement of God and we know that it will by necessity include many other
Jesus desires for people to find life in Him and experience an
abundant life of joy, peace, and purpose. The best environment for this
to take place is in authentic community around the Word of God. We do
not have a lot of programs. Our priority is community so we have a large
focus on small groups, which we call Outpost Groups. As people get into
these groups and experience life change, the groups will naturally grow
and multiply. When there is a significant number of these groups in the
same community, we will plant a church in that area with these groups
as the base launch team. As a church, as groups, and as individuals we
serve our communities. We go to them, engage in their activities, and
serve with them rather than waiting for them to come to us.
The name "Common Ground" comes from 1 Corinthians 9:22 and
surrounding verses. Here Paul says that he finds common ground with all
men so that he might win some for Christ. We desire to find common
ground with both not yet believers and local churches in order to see
the Kingdom of God expand.
Jesus said, "Come to me all who are weary and heavy laden and I
will give you rest, take my yoke upon you and learn from Me for I am
meek and lowly of heart and you will find rest for your soul, for my
yoke is easy and my burden is light". (Matthew 11:28-30)
Jesus is truly Lord of all but it is only when people recognize and
submit to His lordship that they experience the rest, peace, freedom,
purpose, and joy that come from a relationship with Him. We exist to
help people get to know God better through His Word, the Bible; grow to
trust Jesus more, and intentionally and boldly take the good news of
Jesus to those around us who are not yet believers.
And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on
earth has been given to me. Go therefore 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 observe all that I have commanded you.
And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age." (Matthew 28:18-20)
Our mission: connecting people to the abundant life, only possible through an abiding relationship with Jesus. Our "purpose" as Jesus followers first and foremost is to "know God". Jesus said in John 17:3, "And this is eternal life, that they know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent." Jesus was asked how we can do the works of God and He responded, "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent." (John 6:29) When Jesus was asked about the greatest commandment He
claimed that it is to love God with all your heart, mind, and strength. (Matthew 22:37)
The person who believes in Jesus, and continually seeks to know and
love God more can rest secure in their identity as a son or daughter of
the King. Then they will engage in the primary mission of the church
and every Christian; which is to "Go Make Disciples."