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Nicaragua Trip, Day 3

Commonway in Nicaragua Day 3 Day 3 – The FH Team We spent some time this morning at the local FH office. When we first came a year-and-a-half ago, they had a staff of 10 or 12. Today they have close to 30 folks (all…
Jeremy Neckers
February 15, 2018
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The Nicaragua Trip

Commonway in Nicaragua The First Two Days Our trip started with some unfortunate news. Both Liz and Audrey were too sick to make the journey, and so both of them and Audrey's daughter, Sophie, stayed behind. Our group of ten is now a group of…
Jeremy Neckers
February 14, 2018
FH

Caulatú, Nicaragua

Caulatú, Nicaragua Food for the Hungry & Commonway Just over two years ago, Matt & Liz visited Nicaragua for the first time. They didn't make it to Caulatú on that trip, but they did see the work that Food for Hungry is doing in other…
Jeremy Neckers
February 8, 2018
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Jesus Believed in Repentance

Jesus Believed in Repentance Small Group Questions from 2.4.18 Read Luke 16.19-31 together. When you read this parable, who do you naturally relate with first?  Whose shoes do you put yourself in? Why do you think you do that? This is the only parable that Jesus…
Commonway Church
February 5, 2018
Small Group Questions

Jesus Believed in Authentic Faith

Jesus Believed in Authentic Faith Small Group Questions from January 28th Read Luke 4.16-30. It would be an extreme understatement to say that it took some serious courage for Jesus to make these proclamations.  What exactly is He claiming in versus 16 to 21? And…
Commonway Church
January 29, 2018
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Advent: Week 1 – Christ the Redeemer

Advent: Week 1 - Christ the Redeemer Small Group Questions from December 3rd 1.     Warmups: When did you start listening to Christmas music? What is your favorite Christmas song?  Why? 2.     Advent serves two purposes: looking forward to the celebration of Jesus’ birth AND anticipating his return.  Do…
Commonway Church
December 4, 2017
Small Group Questions

The Echo of Kind Words

Small Group Questions Taking Back Monday from November 19 Name one person from your past or present who was (or is) particularly impactful, in a positive way, in developing how you think of yourself? What has the person done or said to help build you…
Commonway Church
November 20, 2017
Small Group Questions

Meaningless?

Small Group Questions Taking Back Monday from November 12 This might be more difficult for some to answer… What’s your favorite part of your job? What’s your favorite part of your job?  (Keep in mind; we don’t all equate “job” with a paycheck.) There are…
Commonway Church
November 12, 2017
Small Group Questions

You Were Made to Follow Jesus

You were made to follow Jesus. Small Group Questions - Week 6 Here’s a big question to start with…What comes to mind when you hear the word follower? How about disciple? And fanatic? How important are the differences? Continue to explore this idea of following…
Commonway Church
October 20, 2017
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You Were Made to Rest in God’s Grace

You were made to rest in God's grace. Small Group Questions - Week 4 As we’ve done before, let’s begin with a definition. What is grace? For the sake of this question, though, let’s define grace by answering these questions…How would you describe a PERSON…
Commonway Church
October 11, 2017
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In the Secret

Perhaps you too remember when Sonicflood released their first worship album and basically created the latest fad of rock ballad worship songs that changed the worship scene as we know it. Twenty years ago I purchased my own copy of Sonicflood. That’s right, back then…
Gabriele Replogle
July 12, 2017
Talk It Over

Talk It Over, Lent part 6

1. Often, folks who are wrestling with Jesus have some barriers in place that prevent them from placing their faith in him. For many, these are intellectual concerns. What sort of experiences or examples can you share? 2. Other times, people hesitant to be involved…
Commonway Church
April 10, 2017
Talk It Over

Talk It Over, Lent Pt. 5

Matt demonstrated the times in which Paul wrote his letter to the Philippians as a step ladder.  The rich and powerful and people of influence were seen as at the top of the ladder.  It was a place most wanted to be and even cunning…
Commonway Church
April 3, 2017
Talk It Over

Talk It Over, Lent Pt. 3

What are you afraid of ? How do you respond when you are afraid? Do you try to control or run Away? Like in Martin Luther King's story, talk about a time when your fear had been replaced with faith. Talk about a time when the…
Commonway Church
March 20, 2017
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From Slavery to Freedom

From Slavery to Freedom By Gabriele Replogle Hurry hurry. Quick, quick quick! Focus. Accomplish. Wait. Sit. Know and understand ALL things. Google me. Trend me. Twittering Angry Bird Feed Me!! Drive this. Eat that. Wear this, not that. Love yourself, and dress well. Hip &…
Gabriele Replogle
March 15, 2017
Talk It Over

Talk It Over – Lent, Pt. 2

“Blessed Assurance Jesus is Mine....This is my story this is my song….” – As a long time and much sung hymn, I was intrigued by the words, “This is my story, this is my song. Praising my Savior all the day long.” What does that…
Commonway Church
March 12, 2017
Talk It Over

Talk It Over – Lent, Pt. 1

As we begin the season of Lent, it's a great chance to think about and even reassess our understanding of the death and resurrection of Jesus. Start by thinking about and responding to this statement. Jesus was fearless. -What's your first reaction? -What examples can…
Commonway Church
March 6, 2017
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New Enriching Marriage Groups!

“Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’?  So they are…
Talk It Over

Talk It Over – Tough Choices, Pt. 3

Cliff and the worship team are simply awesome.  They utilize their gifts and talents and work hard to lead us in a time of worship and thanksgiving.  Please take time to pray and give thanks to God for these individuals who volunteer their time for…
Commonway Church
January 29, 2017
Talk It Over

Talk It Over – Tough Choices, Pt. 2

Scripture: 1 Samuel 24:1-15 *Feel free to read it, or perhaps, someone from the group who was there Sunday could summarize this story of David hiding in the cave as King Saul comes in unknowingly. What are the reasons David could have given for going…
Commonway Church
January 25, 2017
Talk It Over

Talk It Over – Presence

Can you identify with any of the examples that Carl gave—in other words, compulsions to check your phone, social media, texts, etc.? Can you think of a time when you observed this “distracted” behavior in someone else and it really bothered you? How did it…
Commonway Church
January 9, 2017
Talk It Over

Talk It Over – The Thrill of Hope, Pt. 3

Read Matthew 1.18-25. Then read Isaiah 7.13-14. Matthew wanted his readers (and us) to see something. No matter your understanding of Old Testament stories, why do you think it’s important to connect the Christmas story to the Old Testament Israelites? In a very broad overview,…
Commonway Church
December 20, 2016
Talk It Over

Talk It Over, The Thrill of Hope, Pt. 2

Salvation in its ordinary sense just means: rescue, deliverance, protection, help. Savior is the individual who does the rescuing (like firefighter rescuing someone from a burning building).  Does anyone have a story of either themselves or someone they know being “saved” in a dramatic way…
Commonway Church
December 12, 2016
Talk It Over

Talk It Over – How Do We Grow, Pt. 4

Scripture: Galatians 5:22-25 Luke 6:43-45 Philippians 2:12-13 We all have desires that we need to have fulfilled - security, peace, contentment, significance, connection, and wholeness. Are these desires good? If so, then why does the pursuit of these desires go so wrong so often? When…
Commonway Church
November 21, 2016
Talk It Over

Talk It Over – How Do We Grow, Pt. 3

Read Matthew 5:20 What do you think Jesus meant by this? (Hint: if you get stuck, how did the Pharisees tend to define their “righteousness.”)  Why is it important for us to know what Jesus meant by this statement? In other words, what is Jesus…
Commonway Church
November 14, 2016
Service

Muncie’s Help Portrait…Needs Your Help!

Dignity isn't something you 'give' to someone. It's something you affirm in them. A simple photo can do that. We are so passionate about Help Portrait for this very reason. And we need volunteers. Big time. What is Help Portrait? Photographers donate their time and…
Sara Coggins
November 1, 2016
Talk It Over

Talk It Over – How Do We Grow, Pt. 1

Cliff and the awesome worship team led us in a new song that included the words,“Let Your love come in Like a rushing wind Saturate my heart and soul again.” From Cliff’s gleanings, he asked the following question: Why don’t we readily step in and experience Jesus the Christ?…
Commonway Church
October 31, 2016
Talk It Over

Talk it Over – Avoiding Election Infection

“Avoiding Election Infection” (message by Andy Stanley) Intro: Politics can so color the way we see the world that we’re left wondering if someone could hold political beliefs different from our own and still follow Jesus. How would our outlooks change if we filtered our…
Commonway Church
October 23, 2016
Talk It Over

Talk It Over – Don’t Quit Now

Scriptures: Psalm 73:2 (to set up the idea of giving up), Galatians 6:9, I Corinthians 15:58 Fun question to get started:  Can anyone share about a time (like maybe when you were a kid) when you quit something that you perhaps now regret?  In your…
Commonway Church
October 18, 2016
Talk It Over

Talk it Over – Juan Pablo

*From Matt: these kinds of more “story-telling” messages are a little more challenging to derive group discussion questions from. That said, there are a few questions here that I think are really significant if we take the time and are willing to dig past surface…
Commonway Church
October 11, 2016
Talk It Over

Talk it Over – Jesus is the Center

Cliff led a beautiful time of worship including phrases from songs: “You are good,” “You’re never gonna let me down,” “For endless days we will sing your praise,” “Holy Spirit you are welcome here” and “To be overcome by your Presence.” What were you sensing or feeling during…
Commonway Church
October 3, 2016
Talk It Over

Talk it Over – Fear

How do you usually respond to fear? Matt talked about two normal reactions - panicked decisions or paralysis - which camp do you fall into? Read Psalm 27 together. David wrote that we was confident - Where does that confidence spring from? (Look at versus…
Commonway Church
September 26, 2016
Talk It Over

Talk it Over – Beyond Their Ability

Matt talked about Paul leaving out the Macedonians when it came to helping the church in Jerusalem because they were so poor. Talk about a time you have left someone out because you thought you were helping by not asking? How has/did this affect the…
Commonway Church
September 19, 2016
Talk It Over

Talk it Over – Seating Chart

Scripture: Luke 14:1-23   What do you like about this parable? How might it have been offensive to those first hearing it?  Why does the Master (representing God) in the parable want his “house full”?  How did Jesus see people in his day who were considered…
Commonway Church
September 11, 2016
Talk It Over

Talk it Over – “Two Words”

Key Scripture Matthew 16.16-18 1 John 1.3-4 1 John 1.5 - 2.2 Talk it Over 1. Looking at Matthew 16.16-18, Jesus says He will build His church...except the word isn't actually "church" like we think about it. It's ecclesia - a gathering.  What if instead…
Commonway Church
August 28, 2016
AnnouncementsEventsReflections

Celebrating 5 Years

This July, we mark five years as a church. Looking back over this time, we're amazed to see all God has done in and through this community. There are likely more stories than we will ever now, but we do know there are stories and…
Adam Bouse
July 28, 2016
Stories

Commonway Stories

“What will the world miss if you don’t tell your story?” – Donald Miller Every single person has a story. We believe every story matters and God is working in and through each one of us. We may not all have dramatic or shocking stories…
Adam Bouse
July 9, 2016
AnnouncementsMissions

Annual Shoe Drive Kicks Off

Do you want to help kids who have a very basic need heading into the new school year? For several years, Commonway has contributed to the Hearts & Hands United annual shoe drive. Churches and individuals from around Muncie help by providing new shoes that…
Adam Bouse
July 7, 2016
Groups

Two New Groups To Help You Explore and Grow

Two areas of life at Commonway we always want to be intentional are giving you opportunities to meet other people and providing meaningful ways for you to explore your faith, the Bible, and Jesus. This Summer, we’re pulling together two groups that give you some practical…
Adam Bouse
June 1, 2016
Resources

4 Tools to Help You Stay Connected This Summer

Summertime brings a change in our calendars, rhythms, and habits. We spend more time outdoors, going on adventures with family, traveling to favorite spots, and maximizing all of the extra daylight. It’s a favorite season for many people, for good reason. At the same time, it's easy…
Adam Bouse
June 1, 2016
Talk It Over

Talk It Over – “Honor Beyond a Day”

Note: The weekly Talk It Over will be taking a break staring next week. We will provide a few reflection questions inside of the Bible App Event each week. Talk It Over will start back up in August. For more information about Bible App Events,…
Adam Bouse
May 8, 2016
MissionsService

Old West End Neighborhood Clean Up Day

The 2nd annual Clean Up Day is almost here! A great event for small groups, families, and anyone who wants to lend a helping hand to our neighbors. A variety of jobs provide opportunity for everyone to get involved. Picking up trash on the street,…
Adam Bouse
April 24, 2016
Talk It Over

Talk It Over – All In, “Make It Known”

KEY SCRIPTURE Matt 28:19: "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit..." Acts 2:37-48, 41 John 4:1-2 Luke 11:37-38 Acts 19:4-5 START TALKING Before hearing this message, how…
Adam Bouse
April 3, 2016
ReflectionsStories

Commonway Stories: Adam James

Adam James didn’t want to go to Commonway. Now he’s leading a small group. Adam was raised Catholic, went to Catholic school, and says he technically “still is Catholic, just not practicing.” His girlfriend, Laura, invited him to Commonway two years ago and he felt…
Kelsey Timmerman
March 30, 2016
Talk It Over

Talk It Over – Easter

KEY SCRIPTURE 1 Cor. 15: 14-15,17 John 5:28-29 John 11:25-26 Luke 24:21 1 Cor. 15:22-23 2 Cor. 4:14 2 Cor. 5:17 John 20:29 TALK IT OVER The Easter message all rests upon the resurrection of Jesus. And the word "resurrection" is loaded with historical context…
Adam Bouse
March 28, 2016
Talk It Over

Talk It Over – Jonah 4

KEY SCRIPTURE Jonah 4 START TALKING As we wrap up Jonah, what are the major themes or lessons you see in this story? How would you describe this letter? Hopeful, frustrating, discouraging, mysterious? START SHARING As chapter 4 ends abruptly, we see that God seems to…
Adam Bouse
March 20, 2016
Talk It Over

Talk It Over – Jonah 3

KEY SCRIPTURE  Jonah 3 Also mentioned: Amos 8:4-5 Nahum 3:1-5 2 Peter 3:9 Matthew 12:38-41 START TALKING If you have been with us for this series, how has your understanding and perspective on the story of Jonah changed so far? START SHARING Chapter 3 is the…
Adam Bouse
March 13, 2016
Mission & ValuesMissionsService

Who Are Our Local Mission Partners?

This is a thank you card we recently received from Southside Middle School. Over the course of February, Commonway collected food and hygiene items, along with new or gently used clothing, to supply the "Panther Pantry," a new program at Southside focused on providing essential supplies…
Adam Bouse
March 10, 2016
Mission & ValuesMissions

Who Are Our Global Mission Partners?

Did you know that Commonway partners with organizations, locally and globally, to do good work, restore what is broken, and provide hope in tangible ways? In fact, we have committed to direct 10% of everything you give at Commonway back out to strategic partners, organizations, and…
Adam Bouse
March 9, 2016
Talk It Over

Talk It Over – Jonah 2

KEY SCRIPTURE  Jonah 2 START TALKING Do you have any spring break plans (if you have kids or are in school)? What are you looking forward to this month? START SHARING In Jonah 2, we see this eloquent, poetic prayer. Interestingly, each line of this…
Adam Bouse
March 6, 2016
Events

What To Expect at the Women’s Retreat

Earlier this week, I sat down at Panera with the group in charge of Commonway’s women’s ministry. These four women--Gabriele, Cindy, Debbie, and Lisa--have been leading our church’s women’s Bible studies and fellowship groups for the past several months. I’ve been able to join them…
Liz Boltz Ranfeld
March 4, 2016
Talk It Over

Talk it Over – Jonah 1

KEY SCRIPTURE  Jonah 1 START TALKING We’re talking about Jonah 1. Matt pointed out that the writer of Jonah relies heavily on irony/humor to make his point. What are some ways people in our culture use humor/irony/satire to make a point? Can you think of any example (media,…
Matt Carder
February 28, 2016
Events

2016 Women’s Retreat

The first-ever Commonway Women's Retreat is almost here! Do you long for an intimate relationship with Jesus? Come explore with us what it would be like to walk with him in your daily routine, welcoming him into the details of life. Experience Jesus in a…
Adam Bouse
February 23, 2016
Talk It Over

Talk It Over – Relate: “Every Opportunity”

KEY SCRIPTURE 2 Samuel 13; 14:23-24, 28; 15:6; 18:5, 29, 32-33; 19:4 Ephesians 5:15-16 "Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil." START TALKING What is something that brought you joy,…
Adam Bouse
February 22, 2016
Talk It Over

Talk It Over – Relate: “A Fair Fight”

KEY SCRIPTURE Matthew 18:15 “If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. Ephesians 4:15 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 1 John 4:18 START TALKING What is something that brought…
Adam Bouse
February 14, 2016
Events

Family Day 2016

It's time once again to mark your calendars for Family Day at the Muncie Children's Museum following church. Right after church on February 21, 2016, we'll go next door for complete access to play and have fun at the museum. We'll also have lunch and enjoy friends…
Jill Dubois
February 10, 2016
ReflectionsStaff

What is Lent?

Most Christians I know have at least heard of Lent, but you’re not alone if you would have trouble explaining to someone else what it is all about. Lent is a season of the Christian calendar that begins on Ash Wednesday (this year it’s February…
Matt Carder
February 9, 2016
Talk It Over

Talk It Over – Guest, Dr. Brent Ellis

We had the special privilege of having Dr. Brent Ellis from Spring Arbor University joining us this morning. KEY SCRIPTURE 1 Peter 4:12-13 12 Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange…
Adam Bouse
February 7, 2016
MissionsService

Southside Middle School Food and Clothing Drive

During the month of February, we are collecting items to stock the Southside Middle School “Panther Pantry,” a new initiative to provide supplementary food, hygiene, and clothing items for students who may need them while away from school over the weekend. This is a great,…
Adam Bouse
February 2, 2016
Talk It Over

Talk It Over – Relate: “Forgiveness”

KEY SCRIPTURE Matthew 18:21-35 21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” 22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. 23 “Therefore, the kingdom of…
Adam Bouse
January 31, 2016
Talk It Over

Talk It Over – Relate: “Friendship”

KEY SCRIPTURE John 15:13-17 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have…
Adam Bouse
January 24, 2016
EventsGroups

Women’s Groups and a Retreat

Whether you're a stay-at-home mom, trying to balance family and a career, or you simply are looking to connect with other women, we have great news for you. Three groups, designed and led by women, are starting up in the coming weeks that can help…
Adam Bouse
January 15, 2016
Talk It Over

Talk It Over – “Relate, Pt.1”

KEY SCRIPTURE Genesis 2:18, 23 Genesis 3:11-12 Psalm 139:1-3, 23-24 1 You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. 2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. 3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are…
Adam Bouse
January 10, 2016
Talk It Over

Talk It Over – Carols, “I Heard the Bells”

KEY SCRIPTURE Isaiah 11:1-3 - A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. Lamentations 1:1-4 Isaiah 9:6-7 Luke 2:13-14 START TALKING What kind of holiday travel will you be doing in the next few weeks? What holiday traditions,…
Adam Bouse
December 13, 2015
Uncategorized

Carols: A New Christmas Series

Are you the person who starts listening to Christmas music as soon as Halloween is over? Or maybe you wait until Thanksgiving lunch is over and you’ve started browsing the department store ads? Perhaps you only have a few, select songs you need to hear…
Adam Bouse
December 1, 2015
Talk It Over

Talk It Over – Unapologetic, Pt. 6

KEY SCRIPTURE 2 Kings 5:1-19 Romans 12:2 (Click on each passage listed to view it at bible.com) START TALKING How was Thanksgiving? What makes your list of things you're thankful for? What holiday traditions do you and your family have? How do you incorporate the…
Adam Bouse
November 29, 2015
ResourcesSeasons

The Season of Advent Begins Tomorrow

Tomorrow, November 29, marks the beginning of the season of Advent for much of the Christian world. With the holiday season in full swing in the wider popular culture, followers of Jesus have traditionally used four Sundays leading up to Christmas to prepare their hearts and…
Adam Bouse
November 28, 2015
Talk It Over

Talk It Over – Unapologetic, Pt. 5

"Start with what you know."  KEY SCRIPTURE Deuteronomy 7:1-4 Judges 1:29 John 14:8-10 Colossians 1:15 Colossians 2:9 Hebrews 1:3 - "The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being..." (Click on each passage listed to view it at bible.com) START…
Adam Bouse
November 22, 2015
Talk It Over

Talk It Over – Unapologetic, Pt. 4

"Can we trust this book?" KEY SCRIPTURE 2 Peter 3:15-16 Numbers 6:24 Luke 3:1-2 Acts 18:12 2 Timothy 3:16-17 "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good…
Adam Bouse
November 15, 2015
EventsMissionsService

Help-Portrait: A Picture-Perfect Gift

For over five years, Commonway has participated in a global movement called Help-Portrait to empower photographers to use their skills, tools, and expertise to give back to their local communities—by taking professional photos and giving them away for free. This year, the global Help-Portrait community…
Adam Bouse
November 10, 2015
Talk It Over

Talk It Over – Unapologetic, Pt. 3

"Science and faith are partners in the search for knowledge." - Matt Carder KEY SCRIPTURE (Click on each passage listed to view it at bible.com) Psalm 19:1-4  The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth…
Adam Bouse
November 8, 2015
Resources

Thankfulness In and Out of Season

As November starts and we look toward Thanksgiving, it’s natural to think about being thankful. That’s the nature of the season, right? But you would likely agree there is no “season of thankfulness.” Or at least there shouldn’t be. Focusing on just a single day…
Adam Bouse
November 4, 2015
Talk It Over

Talk It Over – Unapologetic, Pt. 2

KEY SCRIPTURE (Click on each passage listed to view it at bible.com) Jude 22: "Be merciful to those who doubt." Romans 8:20, Romans 8:22 Romans 5:3-4 2 Cor. 1:3-4 Matthew 19:28 2 Cor. 4:17-18 Romans 8:18 START TALKING What organizations, causes, or groups have you…
Adam Bouse
November 1, 2015
Talk It Over

Talk It Over – Unapologetic, Pt. 1

"Talk It Over" is a new, weekly resource created to help you have great discussions with your small group, family, and friends. Let us know what you think! KEY SCRIPTURE In the first message in this new series, Matt drew from several Bible passages to…
Adam Bouse
October 25, 2015
Talk It Over

Talk it Over – “Pride”

Guest Speaker: Gabriele Replogle Key Scripture Philippians 2:1-11 Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded,…
Adam Bouse
October 18, 2015
Talk It Over

Talk It Over – Guest Bryan Olesen

In case you missed it, we're sharing a weekly resource called Talk It Over, created to help you have great discussions with your small group, family, and friends. Let us know what you think!  We were thankful to have Bryan Oleson lead the music as well as…
Adam Bouse
October 11, 2015
EventsMission & Values

Why Do We Do Baptism?

You probably know what baptism is, but you might wonder why churches do it. Baptism itself is a simple act and it is one of the most powerful actions in the life of a follower of Jesus. Simply put, baptism is an outward and visible sign…
Adam Bouse
October 9, 2015
Events

Chili Bowl 2015 Recap

I like to consider myself an expert on all things Fall in Central Indiana. From the Matthews Covered Bridge Festival to the annual Hamilton Township Volunteer Firefighters’ Hog Roast, I know and love my Fall events. That’s what growing up around here does to a…
Liz Boltz Ranfeld
October 6, 2015
GroupsTalk It Over

Introducing “Talk It Over”

Today, we're introducing a new, weekly feature on the blog called "Talk It Over." Talk It Over will be a resource based on Sunday's message, created to help you have great discussions with your small group, family, and friends. Intentional discussions will help you process what…
Adam Bouse
October 4, 2015
Commonway Kids

Great Things are Happening in Commonway Kids

Great things are happening in Commonway Kids! Our preschoolers (2 through 5 year-olds) are getting ready to jump into a very fun October. Checking their secret identities at the door, they will be transforming into Super Kids! The preschoolers will be learning that God will help them…
Jill Dubois
September 30, 2015
Events

Chili Bowl 2015 is Almost Here

If you love eating tasty food, hanging out with great people, and playing games—all in a beautiful setting—you will want to be at Chili Bowl 2015. The 4th Annual Chili Bowl will take place on October 4 from 4:00-7:00pm. We'll be gathering at the home of Wil…
Adam Bouse
September 25, 2015
Groups

New Women’s Groups Starting Up

Whether you are a stay-at-home mom, a single college student, or investing in your career, we invite all of the women at Commonway to check out three great opportunities available this fall. These three groups are a chance to slow down, develop relationships, and seek Jesus along side…
Adam Bouse
September 22, 2015
EventsMissions

Stripped Love Training Event

Stripped Love, a non-profit focused on taking God’s love into commercial sex trade strip clubs, is one of the most unique local missions partners we have as a church. With a mission to “consistently show up and befriend women in sex trade and love them…
Adam Bouse
September 17, 2015
CollegeEvents

Adopt-a-Student Kickoff

We love the college students at Commonway! And we know college can be an amazing, challenging, chaotic, rewarding, and confusing experience. As a church, we have an opportunity to be a support system for students as they navigate this important and formative time in their…
Adam Bouse
September 16, 2015
Message SeriesResources

7 Measures Of Growth

Being a disciple of Jesus means following him, learning from him, and becoming more like him. The definition of "Christian" is very broad, even conflicting at times, in our culture. What it means to be a disciple of Jesus, though, is much clearer. Through Jesus' actions, teachings,…
Adam Bouse
September 14, 2015
Message SeriesResources

Series Wrap Up: 13 Letters

This Summer, we spent our Sunday mornings looking at key themes in the letters by the Apostle Paul. The series “13 Letters” gave us a chance to look at the astounding wisdom, experience, and hope Paul shared with his friends, churches, and, even now, with today's…
Adam Bouse
September 9, 2015
EventsStaff

Join Us For a Connection Lunch

When you go to a new church for the first time, what’s one thing you really want to know but don’t know who to ask or how to find out? Maybe you want to meet the pastor, to get to know the person you see…
Adam Bouse
September 8, 2015
CollegeEvents

Four Ways College Students Can Get Connected

We’re looking forward to an exciting year of college ministry here at Commonway. As the new College Pastor here, I’m amazed at the response and excitement students have for me being here. I can’t help being excited about what God has in store for us…
Matt Carder
September 3, 2015
Groups

Get Connected at GroupLink

Who are the people you turn to when life is overwhelming? Who are the friends that you love to help when things aren’t going well? What about the people who make you laugh until your stomach hurts? Who are the ones helping you look for…
Adam Bouse
September 1, 2015
Groups

Ladies, We Want Your Help

Ladies, we need your help! As we head into the fall, we are looking to start up a few groups and studies just for women. To do that, we want to hear directly from you on what kinds of gatherings you'd be interested in, what…
Adam Bouse
August 27, 2015
Mission & ValuesService

Core Values: Generous Service

"...so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him." John 13:4-5…
Adam Bouse
August 25, 2015
EventsMission & Values

The Balance Between Busy and Connected

When it comes to busy schedules, we don’t want church to be another obligation to meet, a calendar to manage, or burden to bear. We value authentic relationships and shared grace (among other things) because they give us the freedom to build a life of meaning and…
Adam Bouse
August 18, 2015
Uncategorized

Commonway Youth is Back in Full Force

  The school year has started! Celebrated by parents, endured by students. And at the same time, CWay: #youth is starting back up in full force. This is something parents and students can both get excited about. CWAY: #youth is a group of students who get…
Adam Bouse
August 11, 2015
Mission & Values

What Motivates Us: Our Mission & Values

In 2013, a group of people came together to bring greater clarity to the values of the church. Over a period of six months, countless prayers, and a lot of discussion, this group landed on a clear vision, a simple mission statement, and five core…
Adam Bouse
July 29, 2015
Mission & Values

New Blog, Same Mission

As a church, we don’t pretend to have it all together. Every person has a story. We aren’t perfect—nobody is perfect—and we’ve all made our share of mistakes. So we don’t expect anyone else to be perfect either. You know what? Neither does God. And…
Adam Bouse
July 27, 2015
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