Are you looking for a multi-cultural,
Bible-reading, Spirit-filled, imperfect, evangelical church that humbly seeks to make a difference in our community and the world?
(You’re in the right place.)
What’s going on?
It’s one thing to believe in God. It’s another thing to know Him—personally. Yes, He is the powerful, awe-inspiring King of the universe whose birth was announced by angels. And yet He invites us to be not only His servants, but also His friends. (See John 15:12–16.) We began this Friendship With God series before Advent, and we return to it now after celebrating the birth of the God who loved us enough to become one of us. Join us to explore Friendship With God.
What’s coming up?
At Living Springs, one of our core values is being “intentionally inclusive.” Common Ground is one of the programs we offer to help people of different cultures explore new friendships. The program pairs two people of different races and equips them to meet monthly for a year to share a meal and meaningful conversation.
If you signed up for the program, put Saturday, February 7, 8:30am on your calendar. That’s the date of our Kick-Off Breakfast. All Common Ground participants will gather in Room 145 for a continental breakfast, information, and instructions. If you haven’t met your Common Ground partner yet, this will be your chance to get introduced.
From that point, it will be up to each pair to decide their next meeting. You can choose wherever and whenever works for both of you! Some pairs meet for breakfast; others meet for dinner; some just like to get together for coffee on a weekend.
At the beginning of each month, you’ll receive a list of Common Ground Questions that will help you and your partner get the conversation going. You might choose to work through them all, or only one or two. In fact, if you find that you don’t need the questions at all, you don’t have to use them!
Even if you are not signed up for the program, please keep Common Ground in your prayers. Pray that God will bless each partnership so that it becomes a meaningful friendship. Pray that participants find the courage to have difficult conversations with an attitude of grace. And pray that “…God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation…” (2 Corinthians 5:28) will be glorified as we take this journey together.