That’s a great question and we’re glad you asked. While social media and email newsletters are valuable sources of communication, they are more geared toward announcements from the church to you, without a great way for you to ask questions, get more info, and connect with other people. We will continue to use those communication channels moving forward, but The Commons is incredibly useful in several ways. Here are just a few specific examples:
Small group planning
Your small group is planning a serve project. After talking during your group time, you need to follow up during the week with specific assignments and needs. Through The Commons, you can easily coordinate who, what, where, why, what, and how without an endlessly long email thread that includes unnecessary reply-alls.
You want to set up a recurring tithe to the church. By logging into your Commons profile, you can easily and securely store your giving information. You’ll also have easy access to your giving records and adjust your recurring gift at any point.
Easy calendar viewing
A church-wide service project is coming up soon, but you didn’t write down the information about when and where during the service. You can view the Church Calendar to see all the information you need about the service day, as well as any other events taking place in the church, as well as any events specific to groups you are a part of.
Commons is a one-stop location for you to see upcoming events, have conversations with friends at Commonway, get the latest details from your small group leader, discover opportunities to serve in the church and community, and have direct access to online giving and your giving records
At the same time, The Commons doesn’t exist to build a wall in order to keep out the rest of the world. It’s a safe place for intentional conversations, authentic relationships, and practical planning to shape the way we live out life with one another and with the communities we live in every day.