Multi-site, multi-congregation, multi-church… call it what you want, it’s a complex animal indeed! But it’s one we’ve grown to love at Common Ground. Here, we gave the mic to two different perspectives to shed some honest light on all we’ve learnt as we continue to plant deeper and wider into our city.
We caught up with some of our best leaders in our Kids & Teen Ministries – to glean from them what we can to help any other churches looking for some fresh inspiration on how and why to impact the next generation!
In this podcast, we catch up with two of the leaders, Mike and Jane Hampton, to chat around what makes this time work as well as what advice they’d give to other churches considering starting something similar.
Let’s talk about money! How do we set salaries? How do we diligently steward the resources God and his people have entrusted to us? And what are some practical tools every church could benefit from?
Instead of espousing himself as the one and only leader of Common Ground, Rigby Wallace likes to say he leads the team that leads Common Ground.
If you’re a church leader still scratching your head about what to do as a church this Christmas, perhaps these resources may come in handy!
Over the many years that I’ve been following Christ and encouraging others to do the same, I’ve become more and more convinced that although our faith is personal, it is by no means meant to be private
How to best approach those grieving from infant loss
Roger joins us in the studio to share his reflections on their journey of planting a church.
Terran Williams, Matt Knight, and Julie Williams discuss the whats, whys, and hows of preaching.
Let’s talk about calendar planning. It’s administratively intense, it takes more time than we’d like, but it’s absolutely critical.
One of my sons is a natural-born competitor. Through his eyes, every normal activity is a race to the finish. He’s the first to get dressed every morning, the first to finish his breakfast and the very last to let go of the invisible “score card” we all tend to keep in our heads at times...
Thinking big about how, why and what kinds of small groups we are creating should be a big deal. This e-book will reveal some of the thinking behind the way Common Ground goes about small group ministry, but more importantly, it will help any leadership team find their tailor-made approach.
A mini-series of podcasts unpacking our learnings and insights from the 6-week Thrive Series we launched in early 2019.
In 2015, my wife Nicks and I planted a new CG congregation in Table View. It has been both daunting and delightful, so if you're embarking on a similar venture, here are some of our hard-won lessons so far on our journey. I hope they offer some assistance and inspiration to you.
Following the tragic death of one of our teenagers, many parents have requested some guidance on how to manage questions and feelings their child may be experiencing or struggling with. Tracey Wood, a Clinical Social Worker, has put the following guidelines together.
This post is by no means an exhaustive guide to sermon creation, but a brief overview of some things I always keep in mind whilst preparing a message. If you share the unique and priviliged role of sermon writing, have a look and see if any of my thoughts resonate with your own…
If you have been asked to lead the conversation time in your life group, this doc will set you up to succeed and create the space for truly life-giving conversations to be had!
This is a written form of a refresher training Terran Williams did with the Constantiaberg life group leaders – it is inspired by the Life Group Training Manual created by Roger Haynes. Feel free to use it.