Toronto Vision Trip Stories
This July, a group from the Common Ground family travelled to Toronto, Ontario for one of our many Vision Trips to that city. In attendance were Jennifer Herrmann and her teenage son Jonah, who were able to "share the love of Jesus by being and seeing," and by paying attention to the people who typically get pushed into the margins of life.
Listen to some of Jennifer's stories here:
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Common Ground Network Announcement
In 2018, Common Ground will move from a network of area churches to a family of three independent churches. We invite you to watch this video to learn more.
If you have questions, please contact Tim Dooley (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Jeff Krajewski Named Interim Lead Pastor for Northeast Congregation
Earlier this month, the leadership team for our Northeast congregation announced that Jeff Krajewski, founding pastor of Common Ground, will become the interim lead pastor for northeast upon Ty Denney’s transition at the end of June.
Jeff K. has been the lead pastor for Common Ground for 20 years. In 1997, Traders Point Christian Church (TPCC) began a young adults ministry with Jeff as the pastor. By 2001, Jeff and the elders of TPCC recognized that the Common Ground ministry had become a church within a church and so TPCC blessed Jeff and the church through prayer and financial resources to start at a new church in Broad Ripple. Since that time Common Ground has planted churches across the U.S. and has grown into a family of three local congregations in Indianapolis.
Jeff and his wife Nicole are excited for this next phase in their journey of ministry. Our Northeast congregation is currently in the sermon series Faith and Race: Demonstrating the Heart of God, and Jeff will be guest preaching at Northeast three times during the series. “I share the vision that our northeast congregation has for becoming a multiethnic congregation. This vision will allow them to better serve their multiethnic community and more accurately represent the Gospel of Jesus. I am also eager to see how their journey will have influence and give vision for our family of churches here in the city.” said Jeff.
Empowered to Connect Conference!
All Common Ground attenders are invited to the Empowered to Connect Conference on April 7-8, from 10 am–6 pm at Midtown. Empowered to Connect is a two-day conference designed to help adoptive and foster parents, ministry leaders and professionals better understand how to connect with “children from hard places” in order to help them heal and become all that God desires for them to be.
The Empowered to Connect simulcast is brought to you by Show Hope and The Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU, and sponsored by the Midtown Vision Team. Cost to attend is $15 per person and includes printed materials. Childcare is not available, and lunch is on your own for the extended lunch break.
Space is limited to the first 50 registrants, with priority given to Common Ground attenders. The deadline to register is April 3. To register, click here.
Have questions about the event at Midtown? Please send us an email.
Justice & Reconciliation Forum
Please join us on February 4 from 9 am to 12:30 pm for a showing of the documentary 13th. This documentary, from the director of the movie Selma, focuses on the influence and impact of race in the criminal justice system in America. The movie asserts a direct connection and correlation between the passing of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, Jim Crow laws in the American South and the phenomenon of present-day mass incarceration. The movie will be followed by a time of large and small group discussion.
This event is free and childcare is available if you register by Thursday, January 26. General registration closes Monday, January 30. Please click here to register.
Have questions? Send us an email.