TheCommon.org is an online tool that helps meet needs and connects people to serving opportunities. It does this by matching projects with user profiles. Each registered user creates a profile for serving based on his or her skills and abilities, selecting from a list of categories [For example, "I can do yard work" and "I can paint"]. Along with this, facilitators and users on TheCommon.org load projects related to Mars Hill serving initiatives and local community needs [Such as, "I need a ride to work" and "A refugee family needs furniture"]. Each project is categorized by the types of service needed—when a need in a project matches an ability in a user profile, TheCommon.org notifies that user, giving him or her the option to get involved.
Registering with TheCommon.org puts serving opportunities at your fingertips, connecting you with needs and giving you a chance to help meet them. It also provides a place to express need and ask for help from among the Mars Hill community, all with just a few clicks of a mouse.