New City Commons

Reimagining the Common Good

Vocation & the Common Good

Two years ago, we assembled a unique community of scholars and practitioners from nine vocational sectors—Arts, Business, Clergy, Education, Governance, Law, Medicine, Philanthropy, and Technology—to consider how the cultural conditions of late modernity have shaped their vocations, and what challenges and opportunities for faithful presence exist in each.

This fall, this community will gather again in Brooklyn to articulate, synthesize, and extend their findings, building on the important work that has already been done on the nature and meaning of Christian vocation.

Click here for more information on this invitation-only gathering.

Who We Are

The Christian church in America is struggling to understand what it means to live faithfully in a rapidly changing culture. Our mission is to help churches, ministries, and Christian leaders understand contemporary culture and pursue faithful presence within it.

What We Do

We combine scholarly knowledge, theological orthodoxy, and institutional experience to create innovative models and materials for leaders seeking to serve the common good in a variety of institutional settings.


How to Participate

Learn. We offer a host of educational resources—including short weekly briefings, substantive articles, educational curricula, and book-length projects—all designed to strengthen institutional leaders to seek the common good in our time. Read along with us.

Invite. We happily send our team members to serve institutional leaders, organizational boards, and larger network gatherings through public presentations or private strategic support. We’d love to visit you.

Partner. We are eager to build collaborative friendships of mutual support with both individuals and institutions seeking to serve the common good. Partner with us.

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Each week, we curate a short list of must-read articles from around the web. We call it Culture Briefing, and it is designed to cultivate cultural wisdom by directing your attention to important ideas and conversations.


Featured Article

New City Commons

This week’s pieces address shifting norms in public discourse, particularly on college campuses, and public proposals for stabilizing America’s labor market.


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