This community of "un-fundies" and "ex-vangelicals" meets in-person to process deeply meaningful thoughts and stories together. There is learning and growth in listening to each other.
Four friends, who happen to be un-fundie/ex-vangelical and are now progressive/liberal Christian pastors, co-facilitate Intersections. And guess what? They don't think alike.
Here are our communal guidelines:
○ Your at-the-moment-authentic-self is welcome here. All of you - the mess and the beauty. ○ Be welcoming of the at-the-moment-authentic-self of others. ○ Know that you’ll be triggered by some things - we get it. ○ When asking for clarification be thoughtful about how you ask. ○ Please refrain from giving advice - as a listener our primary task is to hold compassionate, non-judgmental, space for the one sharing. ○ Keep mental track of your talk-time. If you’re quiet, try to speak more. If you’re a talker, try to offer space. ○ You only have permission to share your story in the group. If you want to share outside the group get permission from the story's owner. ○ We acknowledge the best questions can’t be answered. The deeper we go the more ambiguous things can get. And we are here to go deeper. ○ MOST IMPORTANTLY - Know that you are not alone.