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Does going to church really make sense anymore?

 

For some, the word “church” can have negative connotations. You may have grown up in a judgmental church that was close-minded and stiff. And you  only went because your parents made you, but all you wanted to do was get old enough to never have to step foot in a church again. We get it, because we grew up in that too.

But can we tell you something?

Don’t judge God and His love by the actions or judgment of others.

See, God is actually a loving Father who simply wants to know you and have a relationship with you. This is not all about going to heaven, but more about bringing heaven to earth.

At Common Thread, we exist to do two things: 1. Connect people to Jesus. 2. Connect people to people.

but before we go further… let us start by introducing ourselves

 

Does going to church really make sense anymore?

For some, the word “church” can have negative connotations. You may have grown up in a judgmental church that was close-minded and stiff. And you  only went because your parents made you, but all you wanted to do was get old enough to never have to step foot in a church again. We get it, because we grew up in that too.

But can we tell you something?

Don’t judge God and His love by the actions or judgment of others.

See, God is actually a loving Father who simply wants to know you and have a relationship with you. This is not all about going to heaven, but more about bringing heaven to earth.

At Common Thread, we exist to do two things: 1. Connect people to Jesus. 2. Connect people to people.

but first… let us start by introducing ourselves

A Passionate Group Chasing After Jesus

We are a new church in the Maumelle area full of passionate believers who want to grow their relationship with God, meet lifelong friends, and volunteer in the community. We keep things small in order to have deeper connection with one another.

Inviting You Home

Many people have a disconnect when you pair the words “home” and “church.” Those have never meant the same thing before, especially when church has been a place of pain for some. But we’ve set out on a mission to reconnect you with the beauty of the authentic grace of God.

The thing is, God isn’t an iron-fisted fire breather who’s keeping track of every right and wrong you do. Instead, God is a loving Father who came and died for his children in order to save them. And all we have to do is put our faith in Jesus in order to not only have access to that salvation, but to access the incredible blessings He’s so freely given.

God wants to know you deeper. He wants to flood you with His love and joy. Experiencing God on this level will change your life forever. And at Common Thread Church, it is our desire to help people come to know Jesus at a deeper level.


What Will You Hear Taught?

We believe that humans are created for community.  From the beginning of time, God has always intended his creation to live in community and never alone.  So, we believe we are at our best when we are together with people who are seeking a Holy Father and also allowing the Spirit to speak through all people.  

Therefore, the teachings will be communal as well.  Every week, we sit in a circle and open up the Bible to read through a section.  Ryan will spend around 20 minutes teaching through the background and cultural setting of the passage all while trying to paint a picture of what the original readers might of heard.  Our main goal is to take the black and white pages and allow them to transform into flesh and blood.   

Later in the service, there will be a time we call, “So What?.”  This is where we will allow the Spirit to guide our church and help us wrestle with the application of the current passage we are dealing with.  We believe that we are not just supposed to study the Bible, but actually walk away with tangible challenges that we can implement in our everyday lives.  We will discover these challenges in community during this time. 

We understand and expect that no one in our gathering believes exactly as someone else in the room on most subjects. It is our deepest desire to be a safe community where we can express our differences, respectfully discuss our differences, and then encourage each other in our own personal walks with God as we go into our communities.  

You are always encouraged to speak and share but never expected to speak and share.  

What We Believe

What is Worship Like?

Worship is one the most important communal events we get to participate in. Worship is between you and God and the people around you. We believe deeply in the idea that we are encouraged to be a participant and not a by-stander in worship.  

That being said, participation can take on many forms. Sometimes that means singing and sometimes that means quietly listening as the Spirit speaks to you through the community.  We will never force you to worship in a certain way.   

You will notice something different about our gathering when you walk in.  We worship in the round.  Our worship band is off to the side and we have no stage.   We want to take away as many distractions as possible that will get in the way of you connecting to your loving Father and the community around you.  

When I visit, what should I expect?

Community. Belonging. God’s Invitation.

When you arrive, you will be greeted by our hosts who will make sure you are never lost. We will have coffee and doughnuts for those that arrive early and want to connect with other people.

We have a nursery for children (ages 0-kindergarten) directly upstairs. All other ages are invited into our gathering to join in every way possible. You will hear and see our youth participating and speaking in our worship.

Our format will never follow a certain order, but instead have major components each week. Instead of sitting in pews, we sit in a circle while we sing, pray, and study the Bible. We also participate in God’s invitation to take communion every week. We will do this in a community atmosphere around a table. You are welcome to join us during this time or simply stay in your seat.



Past Messages

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Teachings

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Our Pastors

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Past Messages

Listen to a message to “try us out”

 
 

Teachings

Read about what we believe

 
 

Our Pastors

See the heart behind our pastors.

 

Ready to Visit?

We would love to see you at 10:00am on Sunday morning at Maumelle Gymnastics and Cheer




We can’t wait to meet you!