Common Ground happens between our two worship services on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. We have three goals for this time together.
- Build relationships of appreciation, love and trust across generations - middle school through our oldest adults. (Our elementary children have a gathering of their own at this time.)
- Teach and practice spiritual formation together.
- Address community needs and questions together.
Here is the Common Ground schedule:
10:00 - 10:15 a.m.
Informal fellowship with a simple mixer option that encourages people to meet people outside their usual relationship circles.
10:15 - 10:25 a.m.
Beforehand we ask a person (or a couple such as a grandfather and grandson, mother and daughter, or two friends of different generations) each week to share their faith story. Here are some of the prompt questions we use: Who introduced me to Jesus? Why did I say yes to following Jesus (or exploring faith)? What’s my biggest joy and struggle right now? What is the last thing I heard Jesus say to me? The song or hymn that speaks to my heart the most is _____. Why?
10:25 - 10:45 a.m.
Learn and practice spiritual formation together. This is something practical that will help us practice faith everyday.
10:45 - 10:55 a.m.
Sharing appreciations, regrets, options in small group or large group depending on size.