Our Church Too exists to amplify the voices of those who have felt left out or silenced, especially in a church context.
Our Church Too aims to contribute to a more open and accepting culture, where the needs of all persons are understood, considered, and anticipated.
We define “the church” as any group of people following the teachings of Jesus Christ. Our Church Too is not affiliated with any particular church, and our articles refer to church communities in general, as opposed to specific churches. Our belief is that the church is meant to be the most beautiful, loving, diverse community on earth, where everyone feels safe, beloved, and able to draw closer to Jesus. The church is meant to be a reflection of God’s Kingdom right here and now. Everyone is invited, and everyone belongs. Our desire to expand the church is two-fold:
The hope of Our Church Too is to allow the church to go through a metamorphosis and become a more whole reflection of the Kingdom of God. This change should draw the church to be a kinder, more developed, more diverse, expansive, dynamic community of people living like Jesus for the transformation of all the spaces where the church can be found.
The first step is listening and developing empathy. We believe this is best done through storytelling, and our platform will be used to spread the stories of people who are not often heard in the church. We anticipate pain, anguish, and disconnect, and aim to meet this with love, compassion, and communication.
Our Church Too is first and foremost a collaborative project. We don’t pretend to have all the answers. In fact, the only person who truly knows and understands your experiences is you. So, if you vibe with what we are trying to do here, then please consider getting involved! There are several ways for you to do this, all helpfully displayed below!
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