About Us


Our Commitments

Each organization joining Common Good Seattle will make these commitments.

1. The organization is committed to the Christian faith and to faith and work activity. The calendar will feature Christian faith and work events in the greater Seattle area.
2. In scheduling events, the organization will seek, to the extent possible, to avoid conflicts with the scheduled events of other member organizations. We recognize it is not always possible to avoid conflicting times because of national events or speakers from out of town, but this will be the goal. The calendar will be checked before the event in scheduled.
3. Each organization will commit to promoting events on the calendar within its constituency.
4. Each organization will name a focal point for contact and participate in governance.
5. Once per year, representatives from each organization will come together to discuss the needs of the city as they see it. The purpose is a shared understanding of the needs of the city. This discussion may result in the planning of a mutually supported event, or a new event that one of the organizations decides to take on. There is no obligation to participate in new events.
6. Each organization commits to a membership fee and an ongoing maintenance fee. This money will go to build and maintain the website (CommonGoodSeattle.org), keeping it up to date as new events are planned. It is the responsibility of the planning organization to submit their event for planning, having checked the website for availability first.
7. Each organization commits to the Governance principles and the Doctrinal statement.

Our Governance

Each organization 

1. Will name a person to be responsible for keeping its organization in good standing,
2. Will participate in voting on the addition of new organizations (simple majority determined by the named representatives)
3. Will prepare and keep up to date the description and logo of their organization on the website.
4. Will accept the decision of the group on which events are posted. The host will make this call, but will send this out for a simple majority vote in case there is disagreement.
5. Al Erisman (KIROS) will act as the initial host. We anticipate shared leadership and at our first gathering we will discuss the opportunity for a different organization to manage the money, update the site, and host the annual meeting.

Doctrinal Statement

The Nicene Creed (modern version)

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father [and the Son]. With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.

Founding Organizations

Based on initial discussions, these are the founding organizations:

C3 Leaders
Fuller Seminary (DePree Center)
Made to Flourish - A Pastor’s Network for the Common Good
Northwest University
Seattle Pacific University (Center for Integrity in Business)
Urban Impact

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