About Common Ground
Common Ground is a tutoring and mentoring ministry started by Blacksburg church of Christ in 2008.
The Common Ground ministry’s goal is to make disciples of Jesus. The name comes from the idea that we are meeting people where they are: physically, emotionally and spiritually, helping to deal with their real problems, doubts, fears and concerns. Our target community is the Oak Forest trailer park in Blacksburg.
We meet our goal of discipleship through a bible lesson and homework help for kids in Oak Forest on Tuesdays. We also offer transportation to church on Wednesday nights. Some of these kids may not hear God's word elsewhere and many are behind in school or lack homework help at home. We show that God loves them and cares about them through our actions during these events. For our staff members, it’s an avenue to develop their own discipleship skills and to share Christ and His love with others.
We have now filled our 15 passenger van with students and are outgrowing the trailer we rent as a church in Oak Forest. We would like to continue to grow this minstry and include as many children from the community as possible.
Tuesdays: After-school Homework Help
The After-school Homework Help program supports the children of Oak Forest:
Physically - through education,
Emotionally - through friendships with Christians, and
Spiritually - through the teachings of Christ
When: Tuesdays at 4:15pm - 5:45pm
Where: 705 Knox Ln. Blacksburg VA, 24060
Contact: Katherine Zebrowski (954)-647-3188 & Leah Boblitt (540)-553-4798
Wednesdays: Dinner and Bible study at church
On Wednesday evenings, we pick the kids up from their homes in Oak Forest so that they can join our congregation in eating dinner, worshipping, and studying the bible together. Our hope is that they grow deep roots in Christ and in our congregation. We feel that God wants us to commit to and love them like our own children, and therefore we pray that they will continue in our congregation through high school and beyond, developing a life-long faith in which they marvel and seek after God on their own. If they do leave our congregation one day, we want them to know that (1) God loves them, (2) we love them, and (3) they have life-long friends here at Blacksburg Church of Christ.
When: Pickup at 545pm, Drop-off at (approximately) 845pm
Where: Blacksburg Church of Christ 315 Eakin Street Blacksburg VA, 24060
Contact: Matt Frauenthal (757)-621-1389 & Lauren Frauenthal (757)-375-7422