We Are Together In This
"Sure we've got our Politics, Sure we got our own Religion..." - David Lunsford
ADVOCATE CHURCH PROFILES - COMING SOON!
We are in the process of compiling complete profiles of advocate churches and organizations. We are excited to publish this resource in the near future, as they are added to our roster. Please check back soon for updates!
In the meantime, make sure to visit some of our favorite churches online:
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Our goal is to turn the tide on inclusion in the Evangelical church by encouraging and facilitating the conversation. The problem as ambiguity, and the solution as clarity. Help us be part of the solution.
The Digital Conversation on Clarity, Inclusivity & The Future of the Church
Become an Advocate
We'd love to enlist you or your church in the work of Together In This. Here are a few ways you can help!
Are you a Pastor or Church Leader who would like to engage in a constructive dialogue with our team? Click here to tell us more about yourself, and we'll be in touch. (Your submission will remain confidential by default.)
Host an Event
We are hosting a series of events in 2017 with the goal of convening conversation partners from a wide range of theological spectrums. If you are interested in hosting an event in your city or at your church, please email us!
We have found that the nature of our work can, at times and for various reasons, be difficult to engage with publicly. Our desire is to create an environment that allows ANYONE to serve our cause who is passionate about our mission. If you consider yourself an advocate for Clarity, Inclusion and the Future of the Church - we have several opportunities for you to join our work as we get up and running. Click here to advocate!
We are actively recruiting a reliable and dedicated team of Volunteers, Staff and Board of Directors. Check back soon for more updates, or JOIN US!
George initially launched "Together In This" in June of 2016 while working as Executive Pastor of EastLake Community Church in Bothell, WA. In February of 2017, he left his role in order to dedicate his time to the work of Together In This.
Born in Cairo, Egypt, George's family immigrated to the U.S. in 1990. Growing up as a Coptic Christian before landing at various Evangelical Churches, has helped cultivate a desire for broader inclusivity in the church. His goal is to see the work of Together In This reach a broad audience in Evangelicalism through storytelling, resourcing and advocating for Clarity.
You can invite George to speak at your church or event here.
Provisional Board of Directors
Gary launched Bayshore Community Church in the heart of the Silicon Valley in 2014. He took Bayshore through the conversation around sexuality & inclusion in the summer of 2016. You can read more about his story here. He is excited about the opportunity to dialogue with church leaders and help shape healthy conversation within the church.
Launch Team and Production
Christina has been a part of the Together In This team from the start. Previously, she was a music leader at EastLake Community Church. Her story has in large part inspired this movement! In November of 2016, Christina released her first solo album "The Beauty of it All" which is available on Spotify.
To learn more about Christina, watch her story here.
Grant is the originator and director of "Together In This: The Documentary". He is a full-time professional videographer and storyteller, and considers the work of Together In This to be his passion project. Check out Grant's work by visiting our YouTube Channel.
everything ELSE that we do
Just like any startup or new venture, there are about a dozen or so humans who are helping us get up and running. Special thanks to these amazing people for believing in this mission and working for free!
"In order to reform the church, we must expose the character of fear." - Father Richard Rohr
Our Initial Launch
The June 26th, 2016 Launch Message from our CEO
How the movement was originally inspired
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