Our desire is that all people come to know the love, forgiveness and reconciling power of faith in Jesus Christ and to be connected in authentic relationships with other believers who together encourage and help one another to become more like Jesus. So that, individually and together we can joyfully serve God and make our world a better place.
We want to reach the Valley Hi Community and the greater South Sacramento County area for Christ. We believe God has called us to be a part of this community to serve our neighbors, to build relationships that transcend culture, ethnicity and class and to offer an invitation to know the True Love that only comes from a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
The Great Commandments (Mark 12:29-31) and Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) are the biblical commands that serve as the foundation for our existence:
"Love your neighbor as yourself. Go and make disciples of all nations. Baptize them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Teach them to obey everything I have commanded you."
Common Ground a Covenant Church belongs to the family of the Evangelical Covenant Church of America, a denomination headquartered in Chicago, IL that holds to the affirmations of historic Christianity. Regionally, we are part of the Pacific Southwest Conference whose purpose is to help each local church "effectively fulfill Christ's mission in its unique setting." Together we share our commitment to the following:
The centrality of Scriptures
The necessity of new life in Jesus Christ
A commitment to the whole mission of the Church The church as a fellowship of believers
A conscious dependence on the Holy Spirit
The reality of freedom in Christ
To demonstrate God’s grace to all people and empower them to live a new life through Jesus Christ.
To be an authentic church where everyone:
Finds a place to belong
Is accepted, loved and nurtured
Is transformed by God's grace
Grows into the image of Christ
We proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe the church should be culturally relevant, while remaining doctrinally pure.