The mission of CGM is to glorify God by being instrumental in redeeming impoverished and under-resourced communities through spiritual and community development. While many organizations are actively involved through various initiatives and programs in serving our communities, Common Ground Montgomery is seeking to implement a strategy that fosters long-term transformation in a distinctively Christian way, that is incarnational and holistic in nature. Ministry is to the whole person, both physically and spiritually. To do this, Common Ground seeks to address the needs of a community: spiritual, physical, health-care, economic, housing, educational, and recreational. Housing is not a paternalistic provision that is just “thrown” at an individual or family, rather it is a partnership where the Christian community walks with the individual or family in a relationship that brings the Gospel to bear upon the underlying poverty issues which are spiritual, physical, cultural, social, and psychological in nature. Short-term teams will assist Common Ground through participating with the Christian community to address housing needs.