A reporter called Adam and asked if he’d like to share our story. That led to more opportunities to share and a national conversation about inclusion in churches was underway - we were featured in publications like the Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, NPR and in far off places like Kenya, the UK and Australia. We put out a video appeal and eventually raised back nearly two-thirds of our funding through crowdsourcing around the globe. People stepped up, people joined in, and a community was truly being born anew.
Christ Church started out as much as an idea as anything else - was an inclusive and integrated faith community possible? What would it look like? Who would want to join such a community? In a world of heartache, disappointments and missed opportunities, were dreams of a Christ-centered community of action and contemplation possible?