The church serving the city
Our vision is for a city where individuals and communities impacted by poverty and injustice are flourishing physically, spiritually, economically and socially.
Common Good works alongside social justice ministry teams in Common Ground Church and the broader church to disciple, equip and mobilize Christ-followers towards the challenges associated with poverty and injustice. As we do this, we spread the good news of Jesus wider into our culture and deeper into our city.
[The Lord] executes justice for the oppressed, and gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets the prisoners free; the LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down; the LORD loves the righteous. The LORD watches over the sojourners; he upholds the widow and the fatherless, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.
As a group we wrestled through what it means to live out God’s heart for social justice in our country, every day. We also considered God’s plans and heart, and the huge disconnect we see between his heart and our lives and society today. We learned to mourn and lament over the gap, and yet to dream and do, to see that gap closed. We can dream and do, knowing our God has both the plan and the resources to realise that transformation.
The role of social justice ministry teams
Social justice ministry teams help congregations to respond to poverty and injustice in three ways:
Calling people to a lifestyle of social justice
Neighbours & Community
Tackling poverty and injustice in our neighbourhood
We invite and equip congregants to be a part of various serving opportunities in their area, calling them to positively engage with their broader community so that they may help see change in their neighbourhood.
Fighting our city’s biggest struggles
Our final hope is to stir our congregations toward supporting and participating in initiatives that address the three big problem points in our city: EarlyLife, Education and Employment.
How do I get my church plugged in?
We’d love to help you explore ways to mobilize social justice ministry in and through your congregation.
Email us to get the conversation going: firstname.lastname@example.org