At CommonGround our purpose is to Lead People to Become Fully Devoted Followers of Christ.
We do this by CONNECTION:
CONNECTION UPWARD – CONNECTION OUTWARD – CONNECTION INWARD
We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. We believe that every word is truth.
We believe in one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. This is known as the Trinity.
We believe in the deity of Jesus, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His death to pay the price of all of our sins, His bodily resurrection, His complete victory over the power of satan (little “s” on purpose), His ascension to the right hand of the Father and His sure return.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, and through Him living in us, to give us the ability to live full of God’s power.
We believe the church consists of all those who truly believe in Jesus Christ and His atoning death and resurrection, and who trust Him as their Lord and Savior. We believe that the local church is the hope of the world.
We believe that salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must receive it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works we can only be saved from sin’s penalty by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that all the gifts of the Holy Spirit in 1 Corinthians 12 are available and in operation in the Body of Christ today.
We believe in baptism in water (by immersion) in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that baptism shows the world what has happened on the inside of a person, how they have died to their old selves and have come alive in Christ.
HEAVEN AND HELL
We believe in the resurrection of both the lost and the saved. The lost are condemned to eternal damnation and separation from God, and the redeemed are saved to eternal life in the presence of God.
We believe marriage is defined in the Bible as a covenant, a sacred bond between one man and one woman, instituted by and publicly entered into before God.
On August 7, 2005, 17 people gathered in a living room to plan a dream called CommonGround Church. CommonGround Church, a church plant from LifeChurch.tv, began as a vision to be a church that would CONNECT people UPWARD, OUTWARD AND INWARD.
Weekly worship experiences began the first week of that next October at McAuliffe Elementary School. While at that location, CG grew reaching many families that had never gone to Church or had an experience with Jesus. Then a door opened in January 2007 to move to Thoreau Demonstration Academy. Over the next two years, Common Ground Church continued to grow and lives have been touched by God every single week.
In June 2010, we moved into the old Fontana 6 Movie Theater – located on the north side of the Fontana shopping center at the corner of 51st and Memorial. We have made several remodels since then and have added our Annex and South buildings to our church.