Social Justice Ministry Teams
Common Ground's vision for social justice is a city where individuals and communities impacted by poverty and injustice are flourishing physically, spiritually, economically and socially through the demonstration of Christ’s love, all for the glory of God.
Each of the Common Ground congregations has recently formed (or is in the process of forming) a Social Justice Ministry (SJM). SJMs facilitate a congregation’s response to poverty and injustice in three areas:
I have come to realise how as women, regardless of background or race, we have similar stories. We have cried the same tears; we have the same needs. I have been challenged to use my time and resources to be a part of God’s vision for others.
Congregants being discipled to integrate a response to poverty and injustice in their everyday lifestyle.
Congregants are increasingly engaging with poverty and injustice in all spheres, and are seeking the shalom of the city. Congregants are being transformed.
Congregations engaging with and confronting poverty and injustice in their neighbourhood.
Opportunities are being created for the congregation to meaningfully engage with poverty and injustice in their neighbourhood and congregants involved in these opportunities are well led and equipped. The congregation is growing its reputation for being a community that values building diverse relationships and being present, responding, serving, loving and relating to those suffering from poverty and injustice in that context.
Congregations contributing to a city wide social justice vision and impact is more fruitful.
Congregations across the city have taken ownership of and are supporting initiatives addressing issues associated with Early childhood development, Education and Employment (EEE).The EEE initiatives are consequently more fruitful.