New Believer’s Resources

If you’ve recently accepted Christ, it is important to begin building your relationship with God.  At Common Ground, we use two resources to help you develop a healthy friendship with God.  Foundation and So This Is Faith are two books intended to be used one after the other.  Foundations starts you on the journey of building a balanced relationship with God.  You’ll learn the basics of Christianity as well as some fundamental daily disciplines for connecting your spirit to God.  So This Is Faith takes the principles from Foundations and digs even deeper.  Between the two, you will have almost 6 months of great spiritual training!

Foundations is available as a free pdf download (click below), purchased from the church office, or can be ordered on  So This Is Faith can be ordered on or at  Some copies may be available for purchase in the church office.

A book designed for those who’ve just accepted Christ or those who want to build a deeper foundation to their spiritual life.  Foundations helps a person develop the foundations of their spiritual life.  The book contains eleven chapters.  Each chapter contains a short bible study, questions to consider, one spiritual discipline (a short technique used to connect your spirit to God), and a journal for personal reflection.  Foundations can be downloaded as a FREE PDF FILE, purchased on or at the church office in a soft cover format.


SO THIS IS FAITH is the continuation of FOUNDATIONS.  So this is faith continues to build on the Biblical teaching and spiritual disciplines taught in FOUNDATIONS.  Each chapter also contains a Journal the reader can use to track their spiritual development.  This Two-Book series provides the new believer and growing Christian with almost six months of material!


While there are so many great translation, the NLT excels because it attempts to translate the original languages into modern english.  So, it strikes a wonderful balance between accurate translation from the original language with a very readable version.

The Life Application Study Bible version of the NLT is a wonderful resource for those wanting to study the Bible a little deeper.  The pages are filled with devotionals, applications to daily living, explanations of verses, and more.