Our Church Too is a collaborative story sharing platform. We love Jesus, and we love the church.

Mission Statement

Our Mission:

Our Church Too exists to amplify the voices of those who have felt left out or silenced, especially in a church context.

Our Vision:

Our Church Too aims to contribute to a more open and accepting culture, where the needs of all persons are understood, considered, and anticipated.

Our Values:

  • Active and empathetic listening.
  • Honesty and an ability to own up to mistakes.
  • Gospel-centered redemption and change.

Our Objectives:

  • To create an online platform where people feel safe to share their stories and experiences.
  • To empower and amplify the voices of those who have felt left out or ignored.
  • To foster a culture of active and empathetic listening and conversation which causes people to enact real and lasting change, especially in a church context. This does not mean that everyone should believe the same things, but that instead, people are open to being wrong and attentive to the needs of others.
  • To create useful resources for those attempting to bring about positive change.

The Church:

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:

  1. By changing the perception (attitude, awareness) of people inside of the church.
  2. By transforming the perception of the church, for people outside the church, who do not identify with it.

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.

Get Involved

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!