A Brief History of Common Ground
Common Ground – A Christ-centered Community
We are a community who is centered around the person of Jesus Christ, his life, death, and resurrection. Who we are, what we believe, and how we act all flow out of the example that we see in Jesus.
We believe that God loves all people, and so do we. That means that each person is enough just as they are. We all have ways that we can learn to grow in love, but we are all beautifully and wonderfully made children of God. We celebrate diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, ability, and perspective.
We believe that the church isn’t meant to hand down all of the answers to life’s questions, but to provide a safe and healthy space to wrestle with those questions. We know that all come with different backgrounds and beliefs, and we celebrate the ways that we can learn from each other.
We believe that the church is called to make the world a better place. Our commitment to justice means that we seek to find ways that we can address issues in our community and beyond. From systemic racism to homelessness to addiction to poverty, we believe that our role as Christians is to be an active part of the solution.
Our UMC Connection
As a United Methodist community we are a part of the United Methodist denomination. We are proud to be a part of the Minnesota Annual Conference and to be in connection with other United Methodists around our state and around the world. Learn more about what United Methodists believe and what makes the UMC unique here.