Justice Ministry

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 justice ministry teams in Common Ground Church and the broader church to disciple, equip and mobilise 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.

Psalm 146:7-9

Kirsten BarnesJustice Journey Facililtator

The role of social justice ministry teams

Justice ministry teams help congregations to respond to poverty and injustice in three ways:


Calling congregants to a lifestyle of biblical justice
We encourage congregants to keep engaging with the poverty and injustice they see in their everyday life, and delight in seeing them transformed as they seek the shalom of the city.


Mobilising congregants to collectively tackle poverty and injustice in their 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.

The City

Supporting and participating in Common Good initiatives

We stir congregations towards playing an active role in supporting our Early Life, Education and Employment programmes.

Common Ground Church

Do you attend Common Ground church?

You can connect with your congregation’s JM team via email to find out how you can get involved.