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College Ministry

Your home away from home

What we’re

about

Sadly, Christians are typically known for the things they’re against, rather than the things they’re for. Here’s what we’re about …

Jesus is the point. Our sin has separated us from God, but Jesus’ death and resurrection paid the penalty for our sin and restored our broken relationship with God. Because of Jesus we now get to approach God with boldness and confidence as sons and daughters. Not because of anything we’ve done, because of what Jesus has done for us.

God has graciously chosen to reveal Himself to us through His Word: the Bible. We strive to be a people who treasure the Word of God evidenced by our knowledge of it and our obedience to it.

Jesus is the man. The Bible calls Him the Lion and the Lamb. That means He’s strong, bold, courageous and hates sin. But He’s also merciful, empathetic, compassionate and gracious. The more we follow Jesus, the more we figure out how to look like Him and reflect His character to those around us.

It’s completely possible to enjoy life if you don’t know Jesus. The problem is that Jesus came to give life and life abundantly. That means you’ll never experience fullness of life without a relationship with the One who offers it most extravagantly. We have a heart for people who don’t know Jesus because we truly believe they’re shortchanging themselves.

God tells us that He has created every person in His image. We call it the imago dei. That means every single person has an inherent dignity that should be respected. We strive to protect and fight for those created in the image of God when their dignity is under attack.

The body of Christ is diverse. The gospel unifies a diverse population of ages, personalities, races, ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, education levels, senses of fashion, and social cues. It honestly doesn’t make sense how people so different could ever get along. We strive to be a place that fosters a community so uncommon that people skeptical of what we believe can’t argue with how well we love each other.

Life can be pretty brutal. But Jesus provides a joy that doesn’t change when our circumstances do. He helps us see that our hope is not in this world, but in Jesus and His promise to restore and redeem this broken world. So we endure the ups and downs of this life with joy because we know our hope is in Jesus, not our circumstances.

Join us on sundays

9 and 11 a.m. | Common Grounds | 3110 Greene Ave.

If you are a college student, head across Berry St. on Sundays! We’ve got worship, solid community and Bible study (plus hot coffee) waiting. Doors open 30 minutes before each service. For more info, reach out to Francis.

We believe the Christian life is not designed to be stagnant, and no matter how experienced you are in your faith, you should continue to grow. Join our discipleship team to grow closer to God through mentors, deeper study of Scripture and a community that will change your life.

Our discipleship team is a community of students who desire to grow in their faith and understanding of who God is and how He loves them. Get plugged into a family night and be discipled this next year.

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OUR TEAM

Hannah Distasio

Life Stage 2 Director of Growth & Content

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Ben Fuqua

Life Stage 2 Pastor

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Francis Genung

College Men's Director

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Michael Koiner

Life Stage 2 Executive Pastor

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Josh Storie

Life Stage 2 Teaching Pastor

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Maggie Streelman

Life Stage 2 Ministry Assistant

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