The primary purpose of ditchchurch.com is to reach out to those who have been ditching church for days or decades and inform them that there really is a safe place where they will not only be accepted but fit right in just the way they are. We understand that there are other churches getting real with God and if we are not a fit for you we will gladly assist you in finding the place that is.
• Reach Out
We are simply a body of believers reaching out to those who feel dissatisfied and disconnected by a religious institution. We encourage those who feel disconnected to engage with others who share in their desire to experience God in a real way with real people. We make no apologies for inviting those who desire to “get real” to join us in our journey.
The secondary purpose for ditchchurch.com is to frustrate and motivate current Christ followers to reject the status quo and normalcy of what is considered “church” today and to develop as an authentic caring and growing community experiencing God together which we believe is defined by the Biblical Greek word ekklesia. (I will define this in detail later)
Something is wrong with the church in general today and we include ourselves as we scrutinize the actions of the church. We possess the greatest story ever told but are frustrated that the church has not told it well. The church won’t change until we are frustrated enough to do something about it and we are willing to do everything we can to change it.
This isn’t simply about putting butts in pews or money in an offering plate. It’s about helping the church “be” the Church, and seeing lives changed as a result. Kingdom advancement is our motivation. We believe that when the Kingdom of heaven is advanced that many assemblies will experience growth numerically and spiritually. This is our desire.
We develop by getting off our butts and doing. You can start right now: 1) start blogging - define your experience with church and what you think should be and can be done about the fractured institution. Let’s create an ongoing and healthy conversation. 2) get connected with those who are ditching “church” and finding purpose developing as a community, wherever you may be. 3) share your story - share the story about the positive changes happening in your life.