Youth Ministry

The Common Ground Youth Ministry exists to call youth to be formed into the image of Jesus so they can love their neighbors in Indianapolis and around the world. We believe that we are all on a journey with God, and we desire to walk alongside youth during this season of life.


The Youth Ministry is grounded in four primary values:

Encounter God - by experiencing His grace and knowing His truth in both solitude and community.

Grow Toward Maturity - emotionally, intellectually, relationally and spiritually through solid biblical teaching and firm rooting of identity, wholeness and purpose in Christ.

Engage Deeply in Relationships - with others in the church body, family, friends and neighbors in Indianapolis and abroad.

Training and Equipping - to discover and embrace our unique identities, purposes and missions in God's Kingdom.

Family Based Youth Ministry Resources

Our youth ministry is dedicated to an intergenerational model that celebrates and encourages the involvement of our youths’ families, parents and mentors.  Aside from the influential resources listed below, we are also dedicated to providing Training and Equipping, book studies, resources and volunteer opportunities for our parents and guardians.

Contemplative Youth Ministry by Mark Yaconelli

Family-Based Youth Ministry by Mark DeVries

Relationships Unfiltered by Andrew Root

Sticky Faith by Dr. Kara Powell and Dr. Chap Clark