We are people reaching out to the broken, choosing to love when it's hard, growing closer to God in our personal walks, and helping you do the same. It's much more than another "cause"; this is about THE cause. It's about reviving action in our lives in response to God's love. Facing Apathy is comprised of a group of people who are fed up with being comfortable, routine, and apathetic in their faith. We believe that the only way to eradicate apathy from the Church is to first acknowledge it. We must stare down the beast. It's time to help others face apathy in their own lives.
The western Church is in the middle of an identity crisis. Apathy is an epidemic that has quietly breached the gates and strongholds of our faith, redefining the Church as passive and self serving. This is about calling us back to who our Father says we are: more than conquerers, children of God, made in God's image, loved, blessed, designed to be used by God to reach outside of ourselves and into the hearts of others.
When we understand our identity in Christ, and operate out of the overflow of His love in our lives, apathy loses its grip and action can make a difference.
Facing Apathy exists to create opportunities and resources to help you reach out to a broken world. Currently we are building a database of people that are making a difference in your communities, and look forward to making it available through this website as a way for you to practice active faith. It is our goal to Awaken people to the apathy in their lives, Inspire them to change, and Involve them in the lives of others. For more information about how your organization can partner with us, click here.
We desire to see a the Body of Christ awakened to understand that we all deal with Apathy and indifference in some way.
We want to bring you stories of action, hope, and change in the lives of people around us. We hope that this will inspire you to take a stand for action in your life.
We exist to ultimately involve you in a broken world by connecting you with people that are reaching others everyday.
Facing Apathy: The Book, is what started it all. It is a conversation started by people fed up with saying nothing. It brings together pastors, non-profit organizers, worship leaders, and daring minds to explore the topic of apathy and how it relates to our everyday lives as followers of Jesus. Whether we care to acknowledge it, apathy plays a role in at least one area of our lives. This book dares to ask the question,
“Why can’t we do better?”
Facing Apathy exists to bring positive change to not only those who read it, but also those that may never read it. It was important to us to make sure this book accomplished more than just getting people thinking, we wanted action. We wanted to know that the proceeds of this book helped people. We have partnered with The A21 Campaign to make sure that happens.We hope that you will partner with us as we support this amazing cause, and continue fighting for action in an apathetic world.
When this project was created, it was designed as a conversation. It was the goal from day one to have many voices speaking on this one topic, Apathy. These are the brave souls that said yes and took on the challenge, because they were as equally fed up with complacency affecting the Body of Christ. These people are just the begining to what we hope will become a much larger conversation.
So you have decided to kick apathy to the curb. Now what? The most common question we have heard when it comes making a change and choosing action is, "Where do I start?" That is a perfectly normal and understandable question. It's tough to feel like a one man army out to change the world. You aren't alone though, and we created this organization just for people like you. People who have been awakened to brokenness and gifted with a willing and able heart. Facing Apathy doesn't always have to be a grand gesture, but sometimes a simple prayer. Facing Apathy is about making a change in your habits and in your character that refuse to let you be content with the minimal passion grade. To get you started, we want to give you some ideas and action steps that you can start taking that will push towards living a life of action.
Take 30 days and select a few things from each section to cary out for the 10 days at a time. Before we can take action in our lives and in our worlds, we must first address it in our heart. So as you take this challenge, prepare your heart and ask God to do something new in your heart, your life, and your world.
- Begin seeing people as opportunities for prayer.
- Remember that urgency does not dictate importance. Find what is important in your life, and pour your time into those things.
- Ask God to speak to you about where you are experiencing apathy in your heart, and then pay attention when He speaks.
- Seek the Lord with intention for your purpose, and implement an action plan towards change.
-Share your testimony your coworkers/classmates.
-Ask God to show you how He sees people, loving them without caution or condition.
- Every day, ask someone how you can pray for them, and then actually pray for them.
- Make time to bless people, even if that means just paying for their coffee.
- Find an overseas missionary your can prayerfully or financially support
- Organize an outreach to bless a shelter in the area (battered women shelter, homeless shelter etc.)
- Look into going on a missions trip
- Be intentional about praying for the world's government leaders.
Many of us at Facing Apathy are artists and creatives.We understand that sometimes, as artists, we need a release and to pour our heart and creativity into something bigger than ourselves. That's why we are vigorously developing the Facing Apathy: Creative Network. This is going to be an outlet for you as a creative artist to help us meet the needs of the partner organizations in our Facing Apathy Partner Network or non-profit organizations. You will get chances to interact with one another, share ideas, and help others change the world through your art. There is so much more to it than that, and we can't wait to share it all with you. If you would like more info, click below to get updates and you will be the first to hear about all of the exciting things we are gonna do to change the face of our broken world through art.
At Facing Apathy we exist to awaken people to the needs of this world, inspire them to take steps of active faith, and involve them in reaching people. Part of how we do that is by partnering with organizations that are showing the love of God to all people, while helping them meet their needs. Additionally, we want to help you and your organization meet your needs by connecting people to you in your community. If you would like more information about how your organization can partner with Facing Apathy, click below, fill out the form and one of our teammates will be in contact with you.
Questions or comments, good or bad, we would love to hear from you and connect. Either way, drop us a line and we will do everything that we can to get back to you in a timely manner.