Church & Community
Go make disciples of all nations
We belong to Common Ground Church. We feel called to serve this community and their 9 sites across the city - to bring our love for God's church and His story. Here are a few ways we serve in our local body:
Social Justice Ministry Team
This team is a small group of people who are passionate about discipleship through Biblical justice. We each have our ears to the ground, listening and engaging in conversations and issues that are arising in South Africa. With this group, we help disciple our members through education, initiatives and practical service.
There are LOTS of opportunities at our doorstep. Pray as we lead over 200 people in understanding mission and living an active faith!
Check out our church's Living Social Justice podcast channel where I got to chat about my heart for South Africa: https://soundcloud.com/livingsocialjustice/ep-5-melanie-on-youth-mentorship
Community Diversity Dinners
The heart of our family is to live diverse community. To us, this starts at the table. We've been asked to lead an initiative where our congregation can sit around a table with 8-10 people, and get to know each other's "South African Story." As you know, South Africa has a hard history of racial separation and injustice. Through these dinners, we hope to bring scripture to the forefront of how we are to be one body and full of love for every background. Pray for this
We're training an awesome course on justice and a disciple's biblical response to the issues going on in our city. This ministry course is run by Just Church & Common Good and supported by our Social Justice Ministry team. Check out what we're teaching and find out more about how to act justly: http://justchurch.co.za/justice-journey/
Our church has it's own non-profit that serves various initiatives around the city. Because of our role at Common Ground, we're heavily involved in supporting the work of Common Good.
Melanie is the Social Justice Ministry Coach with Common Good. She works with 9 congregations within our church family to support their mission efforts.
Check out their amazing website and resources: