I prefer a church which is bruised, hurting and dirty

“I prefer a church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security… More than by fear of going astray, my hope is that we will be moved by the fear of remaining shut up within structures which give us a false sense of security, within rules which make us harsh judges, within habits which make us feel safe, while at our door people are starving and Jesus does not tire of saying to us, ‘Give them something to eat.'”

– Pope Francis



Feed My Starving Children Infographic

i love my church. ¬†we’re passionate about making the truth of Jesus relevant and understandable to people far from God, and every day we’re seeking new ways to meet the needs of people both here in the states, and around the world.

this past weekend we did an event with the good folks at feed my starving children. you can see some pictures of the event over at lakeshore’s facebook page. even adelina participated!


shanna made this infographic to highlight some of the exciting things. check it out!