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Online Community for Progressive Christians Hellbent on Growing spiritually and Making a Difference in the World

Despite being labeled a "black sheep" by other Christians, when you embrace your progressive Christian perspective, you can deepen your sense of spiritual connection, grow as a human being, and find new meaning in life.

"Hypocrites!"

A lot of people are angry at the church. 

Why? 

Because the church has…

Theologically justified the enslavement of Africans for profit

Abused Native Americans in boarding schools

Treated women like property

Demonized other religions

Covered up scandals

Marginalized LGBTQAI+ people

All this and more…in the name of a God who is “Love”. 

 

The Reckoning

Is there any wonder why…

Self-identifying Christians often don’t feel comfortable participating in a church?

The Christian church is hemorraging members?

Those leaving Christianity behind say the main reason to do so is they don’t believe what the church teaches anymore?

Christianity is regularly decried as an abusive powermonger and a threat, especially since Christian nationalism is on the rise? 

A More Excellent Way

If you are someone who has become disgruntled with the Christian church because of its outdated theology and mistreatment of others…

You don’t have to abandon being Christian just because you don’t fit the conservative, evangelical mold. 

There is another way to be Christian. 

Yes, it’s possible to be both “progressive” and “Christian” at the same time. 

It’s possible to be thoughtful (even edgy) theologically. 

It’s possible to stand up for minorities and the marginalized. 

It’s even possible to be a Christian outside of the church.  

Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. 

I know this is all possible, because I’m doing it right now. 

Time for Change

Has Come

It’s not always easy fitting into a church when you’re a progressive Christian. 

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve tried out a church (even went back several times) but just couldn’t bring myself to stick with it. 

I tried. I really did. 

But there was always something that pushed me away. 

Maybe the sermons sounded uninspired. 

Maybe listening to the theology was like hearing nails drag across a chalkboard. 

Maybe I just didn’t feel welcome.

Regardless, they just weren’t the places for me. 

I need something different.

A New Dawn

Thanks to the rise of the internet, communities no longer need to meet in-person.

You can now gather with others like yourself at the same time and in the same place even if they live half-way across the world.

And that’s exactly what I intend to do.

I am creating an online safe space for spiritual growth and renewal that focuses on the unique needs of progressive Christians.

Progressive Christian Spiritual Growth & Renewal Community

How does the typical congregation promote spiritual growth? 

Weekly sermons. Maybe Bible studies. Perhaps prayer groups. Possibly hands-on mission work. 

While this is a great way to get your feet wet, I have found that the typical progressive Christian has a much more complicated framework for faith, and a simplistic model can’t touch it.

Since progressive Christians need more, I’ve developed the Multi-Dimensional Spiritual Growth System to meet those needs. 

How This New Model Works

Rather than thinking of your spiritual life as one dimension of daily living, let’s think of it as an interplay of 7 dimensions of your daily life.

Imagine the 7 dimensions of your spirituality as slats on a wooden bucket. The bucket will only hold as much water as the lowest slat. 

In the same way, your weakest dimensions create a glass ceiling for your spiritual growth.

Don’t get me wrong. It’s good to have strengths spiritually. And, I encourage playing to them. 

But, when I look at maturation, I’m interested in working with your weaknesses as well. 

The 7 Dimensions of Spirituality

01 - Prayer: Attentive Living

Discover different ways you can pray

Explore different understandings of the God-World relationship and how they affect the way you pray

Renew your spirituality by engaging prayerful exercises, and maybe even create few of your own

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02 - Story: The Framework for Meaning Making

Learn how stories shape your perception of what is meaningful in the world

Identify and leave behind the stories that limit your possibiity

Leverage the stories that empower you to become more than you already are

03 - Perspective: Embracing Complexity

See how life is an interrelated web of influences that defies cause and effect reasoning

Start viewing issues through a systemic, multi-perspectival lens

Learn to appreciate the value that comes with otherness

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04 - Emotions: Feeling Deeply

Discover the power of shadow work

Learn how to avoid biting the emotional hooks that trigger overly-emotional responses

Increase your self-awareness and strenthen your emotional intelligence

05 - Passion: Flowing with a Higher Purpose

Discover the power of flow states

Learn to identify and avoid the dangers of an unhealthy degree of passion

Discern your Destiny—who you were meant to become—so you can lay claim to it as your birthright

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06 - Incarnation: Realizing Faith

Identify and overcome cogitive dissonance

Integrate beliefs and values into everyday living

Start manifesting your vision of Ultimacy in the here and now

07 - Conflict: Apocalyptic Opportunity

Learn about how conflict causes personal disintegration and spirals out of control

Practice navigating conflict with healthy communication skills

Strengthen your ability to maintain boundaries while speaking your truth

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The Time Has Come

For Progressive Christians To Make a Difference in the World

What You Get With Membership

$10/month

Invigorate your spiritual side in an online community through…

Weekly live guided Lectio Divina practice (reading + silent meditation) 

Weekly spiritual growth journal that includes spiritual health trackers and spiritual growth exercises

Chat space for conversations with other members open 24/7 for when you don’t have time to get together for discussions

Video chat space for conversations open 24/7 for those who want to get together and discuss as a group with video

The ability to invite others in the community to private 1-to-1 discussions via video chat through the platform messenger as desired so you can build even closer friendships

Event Schedule

Lectio Divina practice, Sunday evenings at 7:00 pm CST (1st–4th weeks only)

Access to the weekly Spiritual Growth Journals, Mondays (1st–4th weeks only)

*Note: If there is a 5th week, I will take that week off.

More will be added to the membership as the community grows!

What You Get With Membership

Renewal Level

$10/month

Invigorate your spiritual side in an online community through…

Weekly live guided Lectio Divina practice (reading + silent meditation) 

Weekly Casual Conversation livestream so you can get to know others in the community and build lasting friendships

Weekly Spiritual Journey Journal that includes prompts designed to help you pay more attention to your spirit

Chat space for conversations with other members open 24/7 for when you don’t have time to get together for discussions

Private 1-to-1 video chat capabilities through the platform messenger so you can build even closer friendships

Growth Level

$20/Month

Everything at the Renewal Level, plus intentional growth through…

Monthly Teaching Sessions where you learn about the Multi-Dimensional Spiritual Growth System and how to implement it in your life. Group discussion follows the presentation. 

Weekly Spiritual Growth Journal that includes spiritual health trackers, journal prompts, and spiritual growth exercises that touch on all 7 dimensions of the Multi-Dimensional Spiritual Growth System

Access to Teaching-Session recordings for the last 3 months. That way, if you miss a Teaching Session, you can go back and watch it, as well as the discussion that followed. 

Event Schedule

Renewal Level

Lectio Divina: 1st – 4th Sundays, 7:00 pm CST

Casual Conversations: 1st – 4th Mondays, 7:00 pm CST

Spiritual Journey Journals: Released on 1st – 4th Mondays

Growth Level

Spiritual Growth Journals: Released on 1st – 4th Mondays

Teaching Sessions1st Tuesday, 7:00 pm CST

As the community grows, possibilities to participate will also grow!

*The community always takes the 5th week of the month off

What You Get With Membership

Renewal Level

$10/month

Invigorate your spiritual side in an online community through…

Guided spiritual practices livestream 2x/month to help you reconnect spiritually

Casual Conversation livestream 2x/month so you can get to know others in the community and build lasting friendships

Chat space for conversations with other members open 24/7 for when you don’t have time to get together for discussions

Growth Level

$20/Month

Everything at the Renewal Level, plus intentional growth through…

Spiritual discussions over livestream 4x/month with other members to learn how to speak one’s truth in a way that respects the humanity of the other

Contemplative prayer livestream sessions 4x/month to practice letting go of the ego and leaning into Divine Silence 

Spiritual growth group livestream sessions 1x/month to set growth goals and strive to attain them

Event Schedule

Casual Conversations: 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 11:30 am CST

Spiritual Exerecises: 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 11:30 am CST

Spiritual Discussions: 1st–4th Mondays, 6:30 pm CST

Contemplative Prayer: 1st–4th Saturdays, 10:30 am CST

Spiritual Growth Group Coaching: 2nd Wednesday, 6:30 pm CST

More coming!

Not Sure if This is Right for You?

Enjoy a 7-Day Free Trial

Check out the community with no risk to you for an entire week. 

Join the gatherings. Chat with others. 

If you don’t think it’s a good fit for you, just cancel before your 7 days are up and you will not be billed.

With no risk and everything to gain, what are you waiting for?

Click below and give it a shot.

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s better to think of this community as a spiritual growth supplement best engaged alongside going to a church. 

Congregational spiritual growth endeavors typically need to be more general in order to speak to the diversity under its roof. This is for those who want a more targetted program. 

That being said, I realize that many progressive Christians don’t have any good options for a local church. In this case, our community might be the next best thing. 

There are plenty of free communities online where people chat back and forth. This is a group coahing opportunity. Coaches generally charge for their services. 

Remember, this is a business endeavor, not a church. I am charging for my time and expertise. 

This is a start-up community. You are getting in on the ground level. 

You can expect membership to be low for a while. Personally, I don’t think that’s a bad thing. I like smaller groups because they give people more time to participate. 

I’m also working out the kinks. I will add to the community as we go and make adjustments based on what seems to be working and what doesn’t. So, the ride might b a bit rough for a while. 

More than likely, yes. And, I intend to honor the price that people opt in at. So, wheaever fee you join at will be your fee until you cancel. 

As I expand opportunities, I will also add diferent tiers. That way people can choose how much they want to invest in their spiritual growth. 

The focus is on the unique needs of progressive Christians who want to expand their spiritual horizons and deepen their sense of connection with the Divine. 

Others can benefit from the approach, and open to others joining. I simply require that they be respectful of the focus of the group and the approach. 

 

The community is part of the Evolving Christian Faith Network. This network exists to give voice to a progressive Christian perspective on what Christianity can become in our emerging world. 

By investing in the community, you support me financially, which frees me up to create free content available on other platforms for those who need to hear the message. 

It’s all about needs. 

Some people just need a group withlike-minded spiritual eople to hang out with regularly because they don’t have that where they live. They are looking for comraderie and networking. The price of this group is basically the same as getting a couple cups of coffee a month with others. 

Others are seekers. who want to expand and deepen their spirituality. They have extra opportunities to gether in guided coaching sessions targeting growth. 

I’ve chosen Discord. The most important feature is the abundant ability to stream video conversations. 

At any time, members can join public rooms to video chat (kind of like getting together in a public space for coffee). You can also start private video chats with others (like getting together in your kitchen for coffee). 

I believe that video communication is indepensible for building online community in this day and age because of the unique way it allows people to connect and bond. 

No, they are not. 

Donations to churches are tax deductions because they are 501(c)(3)s. This community is not a 501(c)(3), but rather a business (which means I also pay taxes). 

I want to make sure you are comfortable with the community before you start paying, so I’m offering a 7-day free trial. 

After that, I will not be issuing refunds. you can, however, unsubscribe at any time.