Loving God means loving people.

Knowing more about Jesus doesn’t necessarily translate to personal growth. It’s how we apply that knowledge in our relationships that truly shapes who we are. Authentic relationships are the way we live out our faith; they are the way we challenge and are challenged, encourage and are encouraged, support and are supported. Together, we collectively learn and grow closer to God more than we ever could on our own.


Blessed to be a blessing.

Generous service means giving your time and energy to reflect God’s goodness. It’s about investing in others because you recognize God has already invested so much in you. But get this: those served aren’t the only ones who receive something good. When we give, we are filled with joy and meaning because we get to play a part in a story much bigger than our own. In other words, serving generously isn’t something we have to do; it’s something we’re blessed to do.


Grace is our common way.

You’d think a church named Commonway would have attendees with a lot in common with each other. Nope. We’re an eclectic group of students and professors, liberals and conservatives, both buttoned up and dressed down. Our commonality exists primarily in depending on God’s transforming grace and then learning to share it with others. That is our common-way.

“Beauty and grace are performed whether or not we will sense them. The least we can do is try to be there.”

– Annie Dillard


Truth doesn't have
an expiration date.

How does a book written so long ago still apply to our lives here and now? The simple answer is this: Truth doesn’t have an expiration date. Although the cultural contexts and customs in the Bible have long since changed, the truth God speaks through it does not. It is as applicable as ever and keeps us accountable in our lives today.


Personal growth over
church growth.

Our success as a church isn’t defined by how many seats are filled on Sunday mornings; it’s defined by how the individuals in those seats are growing to be more like Jesus and trusting in the hope He provides. We are intentional about examining and growing in all aspects of our lives in response to the hope we’ve been given.