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 congregants to a lifestyle of biblical social justice
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.
Supporting and participating in Common Good initiatives
We stir congregations towards playing an active role in supporting our Early Life, Education and Employment programmes.
Do you attend Common Ground church?
You can connect with your congregation’s SJM team via email to find out how you can get involved.
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