Common Places is commmitted to making disciples who
We are a multiplying, Spirit empowered family on mission with Jesus for the Gospel.
We strive to launch new, nimble churches in common places. You are invited to join us on this journey!
At Common Place Church, we belong to Jesus and share life with His family.
In Jesus' family we mature emotionally and spiritually.
Within Jesus' family, we love and serve each other
Our family moves into new neighborhoods and multiplies the good news of Jesus
Common Places may be a little different in how we do church from what you have experienced in the past.
Simple, Small Church on Purpose We believe that smaller church families help build and maintain healthy community. To that end, our goal is not to grow one large church in a centralized location, but instead to start simple, smaller gatherings that reach new neighborhoods.
Co-vocational Pastors Because our churches are small, our pastors have other jobs in addition to being a pastor. This reminds us that all of life is important - being a pastor isn't any more holy than being a carpenter or nurse. Our pastors can connect with their people because they live life like them.
A Variety of Preachers If you attend a Common Place Church, you will notice that many different men and women take a turn teaching God's Word. This provides fresh perspectives to our understanding of following Jesus. We might not all be polished, perfect preachers, but we try to be sincere communicators.
Unique Locations. Because our churches are small and nimble, we try to start them in places where people already gather like coffee shops and community rooms. The goal is to create access and remove barriers that people may have to attending church.
Missional Families In addition to gathering together at Church, we meet together in smaller communities called missional families through the week. Missional Families are communities of 15-40 individuals (children-adults) who organize themselves around their mission to a neighborhood or group of people while living out Common Places values together in the rhythms of life. Some missional families may even become a future church location.
Working Together in a Hub Our churches and missional families share resources like offices, finances, staff, and work together to help each other care for their communities.