The Commons Team really begins and ends with our volunteers. It takes all kinds of people to make community happen. From the Sunday production, including sound and tech, to the coffee volunteers that make sure we’re all awake and caffeinated, to the people who volunteer to teach our kids and keep them safe, church is created live, every Sunday, by volunteers.
If you're interested in volunteering check out www.commons.life
The Leadership Team is elected by the congregation at our Annual General Meeting. Team members serve three year terms and can serve two consecutive terms on the board.
The Leadership Team shall govern with an emphasis on (a) biblically-based integrity and truthfulness in all methods and practices, (b) visionary leadership rather than administrative detail, (c) clear distinction of Board and Lead Pastors roles, (d) collective rather than individual decisions, (e) future rather than past or present focus, and (f) pro-activity rather than reactivity.
Accordingly, the Board is accountable to Jesus Christ, who is the Head of the Church, and to Commons Church community. The Board recognizes the affirmations of the ECC.
The Evangelical Covenant Church was founded in 1885 by Swedish immigrants. The ECC values the Bible as the word of God, the gift of God’s grace and ever-deepening spiritual life that comes through a faith with Jesus Christ, the importance of extending God’s love and compassion to a hurting world, and the strength that comes from unity within diversity.
The ECC seeks to form and nurture communities that are deeply committed to Jesus Christ and passionately engaged in Christ’s mission in the world. The purpose of Covenant affirmations is to make clear the values and principles that have guided the Evangelical Covenant Church since its founding in 1885.
For Covenant people, our essential beliefs are summed up in what we call Covenant Affirmations:
We affirm the centrality of the word of God.
We affirm the necessity of the new birth.
We affirm a commitment to the whole mission of the church.
We affirm the church as a fellowship of believers.
We affirm a conscious dependence on the Holy Spirit.
We affirm the reality of freedom in Christ.
Statement of Faith
At Commons we affirm the historic creeds of the Christian church and celebrate our place in the long tradition of the Christian faith. You can read more about the Apostle's Creed here.