Forgiving the Church

Originally published Thursday, 20 June 2013.

The next Quarter Life Conference starts today on the topic of church. You can watch it online here now!

My heart for the church has been growing since I was 5 years old on June 24th, 1987. That's the day I asked God to come into my heart, forgive me of my sin, and make me new!

In the 25 years since I became a Christian--I've encountered many hurts from people who call themselves followers.

People who go to church.

And I've also hurt other people.

None of us are perfect, and in light of my new book Forgiving Others, Forgiving Me and the creator of Quarter Life Conference, I wanted to personally share my heart  why I believe it's possible to forgive the church. Please watch my video Forgiving The Church or watch the video below.

I hope you'll join me and the rest of the AMAZING Speakers on the topic of church.

Also, I've gathered some pretty amazing books on the topic of church from a few of those speaking. You can win a copy of the book of your choice, by tweeting with the #QLC hashtag and the book title you wish to win.  Winners will be chosen on June 22th by midnight.

Called to Stay by Caleb Breakey (1 Advanced Reader Copy)

Captive in Iran by Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh (3 Free Copies)

Real by Daniel Darling (1 Signed Copy)

QuarterLife Conference is a totally FREE, all online conference for twenty and thirty somethings. Our goal is to provide access to quality speakers with engaging topics of interest on relationships, church, career and social justice. Instead of paying a ton of money to take time off work, hop on a plane, and spend a few days at a conference–we wanted to provide a resource that is both affordable (see: FREE) and applicable that you can watch from the comfort of your iPhone, iPad, tablet, laptop or computer.

Don’t forget to invite your friends.