“Have mercy on some who are doubting.” Jude 1:22
Over the years Reclaiming the Mind/Credo House Ministries has become a place where so many people come who are having significant struggles with their faith. I cannot count the number of people (pastors and lay-people) who I have had contact with personally that are on the brink of losing their faith completely. Whether it be because personal trials where people are wondering if God is really there or engagement with intellectual challenges that come from unbelievers outside the faith, there are so many people who are finding that their Christian faith is hanging by a string.
For this reason, we are exploring the possibility of starting a new arm of our ministry that is focused on dealing with doubt. Think: “doubters anonymous” or “Jude 22”. Maybe that is not the best name, but you get the idea.
Tues, March 1 from 8-9pm
Live online on Connect Pro: This will be a private text and voice room that can be accessed by any computer with connection to the internet. Since this is private, the URL will be given out individually.
You will log in anonymously.
I will give a short 15-20 introduction and lesson on doubt (probably just my testimony the first time) and then open it up for some discussion. You can engage in voice or text.
Who is this for?
- Christians who are currently struggling with doubt about their faith.
- Christians who have a history of doubt.
- Those who have grown up in the faith, but are, for the first time, wrestling with the reality of Christianity.
- Those who are stable in their faith, but have experienced times of serious doubt before.
Who this is NOT for:
Antagonists or atheists who are looking to argue.
Our ultimate purpose is to be here for you during a difficult time in your life. We want to provide a safe place where you can ask questions and express your doubt without being looked down on. We want to facilitate discussion in a community of those who are in the same place spiritually. Most of all, we want to help you (re)establish your faith in Jesus Christ so that you can have confidence.
I, Michael Patton, will be leading this along with Tim Kimberley. I have been there. My heart is with you. Doubt can be a nightmare. It can produce hopelessness, despair, and, even, thoughts of suicide. I am not saying that we are going to have all the answers, but this is something that you don’t have to go through alone.
Please contact me if this is something you want to reserve a spot in.
How to get involved:
It is simple. Just email me at michaelp [at] thetheologyprogram.com. You identity will be kept confidential. You will receive a URL to get into the room. If you have a microphone, that would be great, but you don’t have to have one (as you may not want your voice to be identified—we understand).
Please pass the word about this.