As a collection of individuals from various pockets of Philadelphia, we know the challenges of life, work, family, relationships and finances. We also know that in a time where most tend to be skeptical and cynical, especially toward the church, in the face of such challenges many would rather head to the pub than sit in a pew. We don't blame you.
Today only 22% of us in the States have a positive view of the church. We believe that this is due, in large part, to the church losing it’s distinct message of freedom and it's core makeup of family. Good news of God's reckless love toward us in Jesus has been replaced with spiritual to-do lists or even religious advice, and attending church services seems ritualistic with little relevance to our lives. And yet, being free and belonging are still deep longings we all have.
We believe that both are ultimately found in Jesus.