Common Ground is a new kind of church emerging in NYC: Progressive, LGBTQ+ Affirming and Loving. We center our work on Jesus and are growing a diverse and inclusive community that reflects the city.
We're creating common ground for all people: those with zealous, fervent faith and those carrying doubts and uncertainly. Faith is complex, God is good, and everyone's just trying to figure it out. Though helped by the PCUSA, we are not currently affiliated with a denomination. Most of us align with ex-Evangelicalism, progressive Evangelicalism & post-denominational movements. We affirm female ordination and #believewomen. We affirm our LGBTQ+ siblings & advocate for equal rights. Black, brown and undocumented lives matter to us. And this is reflected in our values & leaders.
Chris Romine is the organizing pastor of Common Ground. He's an ordained Presbyterian minister who studied Political Science at Penn State, then Christian Ethics at Fuller Theological. Both he and his wife live in Manhattan.
For more information, see how we live below!