Common Ground is an affirming, progressive church launching in 2019. As a new community, we strive to put Jesus at the center of everything we do - growing a diverse and inclusive community that reflects the diversity and inclusivity of NYC.
Common Ground commits to creating safe space for all to develop a life with Jesus. We commit to walking with those who have zealous faith along with those who have doubt, skepticism and unbelief. Faith is complex, and God is beautiful - so we commit to journeying together as we all work to faithfully respond to God's love.
Common Ground is supported by the PCUSA, but most of us are not Presbyterian. Some of us grew up in mainline denominations and others in Evangelical heritages, but we align most with post-Evangelical & post-denominational movements. Through Christ, we forge common ground in this new space.
Common Ground affirms women, queer folk and people of color in all leadership roles. As such, we're led by Chris Romine (planter & pastor) and a diverse team that reflects our theology. Chris is a graduate of Penn State and Fuller Theological, and he and his wife live in Manhattan.
For more information, see how we live below!