Common Ground Covenant Church in Jackson, MS is a church with a serious vision for its community. West Jackson is the epicenter for the Kingdom fruit being born out by this band of disciples with a vision to see God at work transforming people and place. Part of that vision includes the development of businesses that put people to work and work to create a revived West Jackson community.
To do that, they created Common Ground Lawncare with the mission to empower individuals, affirm dignity and reduce recidivism. They work with primarily under and unemployed folks to try and provide the tools, opportunities and networks to provide their own income.
The vision is bigger than a single company. They rehabbed a building in West Jackson to use as their church offices and created a barbershop and beauty salon on the first floor, thereby creating an authentic space for community and friendship while providing local stylists with the opportunity to develop their business acumen. They have their sights set on a number of other impact enterprises in the future. You can learn more about the church and their enterprise ventures at www.commongroundjxn.org.