Facing Apathy

Choose action over apathy.

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About

Who we are

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 Why

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.

Where We Are Going

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.


Our Mission

The Book

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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?”

Fighting Injustice

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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.

Find out more about the A21 Campaign.

 

The Contributors

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.

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< Gary Molander

Co-Owner, Floodgate Prod. LLC
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Gary has been married to Angela for 24 years, and is the father of three daughters. Gary served as a pastor for 17 years, and has a Masters Degree in Creative Arts. He is the author of “Pursing Christ. Creating Art”, and is the co-owner of Floodgate Creative - a creative firm that has worked with Pro Athletes Outreach, Credera Inc., and Chick Fil-A to help promote their stories and events, using video. Gary blogs regularly at GaryMo.com, where he explores the intersection of Christianity, creativity, and leadership.
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Scott Fagaly

Director of Facing Apathy
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Scott is passionate about helping people return to lives of active, fearless faith.He believes that the best days of the Church are ahead of it.
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Christine Caine

Author, Founder of A21 Campaign
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Christine Caine has a heart for reaching the lost, equipping leaders, empowering the local church, and championing the cause of justice. Led by Jesus' last command to, "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations..." (Matthew 28:19), Christine travels the world teaching the gospel and inspiring her audiences to connect with their God-given purpose and potential. As director of Equip and Empower Ministries, Christine is an avid believer in the hope-giving power of the local church and is passionate about the responsibility of the church to rise up and make a difference in the lives of hurting people around the world.Christine and her husband Nick are the founders of The A21 Campaign, an anti-human trafficking organization with the ambition of abolishing slavery in the 21st century. She is the author of “UNDAUNTED,” “A Life Unleashed,” “The Core Issue,” “Run To Win,” and “Can I Have (and do) It All, Please?” but her proudest accomplishment is being Nick’s wife and Catherine and Sophia’s mum.
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Austin Maxey

Graphic Designer, Life Church of Memphis
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Austin Maxey is a Graphic Designer at The Life Church of Memphis. He has a passion for Jesus, design and seeing the next generation come to find God and build a closer relationship with Him.
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Amber Noblit

Founder, OneLoudVoice.me
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Amber has the exciting opportunity to spend her life fighting for people victimized by injustice and poverty. She serves as an integral part of the Home of Hope in Texas, and leads the organization OneLoudVoice.me, which seeks to empower people to embrace their identity as the Church by actively discipling others.
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Mike Foster

Director, People of the Second Chance
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Mike Foster leads People of the Second Chance, a non-profit organization that helps people find beauty and purpose in their story of struggle. He is a strategist for spiritual entrepreneurs, artists and imperfectionists and serves on the Executive Team at PlainJoe Studios. He is the creator of a new radical grace group experience called "Freeway: Six Steps To Freedom" and the author of "Gracenomics: Unleash The Power of Second Chance Living." He lives in San Diego, California.
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Lydia Cazzell

Writer, Comm Director, NewLifeChurch.tv
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Lydia is a writer and the Communications Director at New Life Church in Arkansas. She is a travel and coffee enthusiast with a passion for Jesus and people.
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Luke McFadden

Youth Pastor
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Luke is a youth and family minister at Santa Clara Church in Oregon. He's passionate about raising up a generation that's willing to fight injustice and oppression. He is the Eugene/Springfield Leader for Called to Rescue, a non-profit that rescues minor children from sex trafficking. He loves to dream, ask questions, and explore new ways for Spiritual Transformation that brings about social justice (especially if it involves technology!) He's served as a Board Member for the Oregon Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, has a Masters in Spiritual Formation, and is a cancer survivor. He's blessed with an incredible wife, and three children.
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Jonathan Malm

Creator/Editor, Sunday| Magazine, CSDI
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Jonathan writes and speaks about the creative process. He created and edits ChurchStageDesignIdeas.com and Sunday| magazine – a free online magazine about the creative side of Sunday mornings. Jonathan and his wife live in Dallas, Texas.
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Stephen Brewster

Creative Pastor, Crosspoint Church
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Stephen Brewster is the Creative Arts Pastor at Cross Point Church in Nashville, TN. His 12 years in professional creative environments include music marketing and management, artist development, creative team leading and art directing. It is Stephen’s desire for the church to regain its position as a leader of the creative frontier. He lives in Franklin, TN with his wife Jackie and their four amazing kids.
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Kelvin Co

Creative Pastor, Oaks Fellowship Church
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Kelvin Co gets to do what he loves as the Creative Media Pastor of The Oaks Fellowship located in the Dallas Metroplex area. Kelvin has been doing life together with his wife and best friend Lucy since 1991. They have been doting and pouring into their son Luc since 2002.
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Guy Walker

Marketing, Asso. of Related Churches
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After going on a turkey hunt with Billy Horsnby, Guy joined the ARC Churches team. He found his calling at the ARC by combining his love of entrepreneurship with his desire to help couples transform their cities for Christ.When he isn’t working with church planters or exploring the outdoors, Guy loves kicking back with a good book and hangout with his wife Courtney. Together, they are raising their baby girl Campbell.
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Gerry True

Comm. Pastor, Oak Hills Church
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Gerry is the Communication Arts Minister at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio. He enjoys writing on family, faith and leadership through his blog.
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Joel Malm

Director, Summit Leaders
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Joel is Director of Summit Leaders, an organization that offers life coaching and takes men on outdoor adventure trips around the world. He was raised in Guatemala, Central America, is fluent in Spanish and French, holds a bachelor’s degree in international political science, a master’s degree in counseling and has extensive experience abroad in missions, world travel, and mountaineering. He and his wife Emily live in Texas.
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Ty Buckingham

Graphic Designer
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Ty Buckingham is a college student at Southwestern Assemblies of God University, who is passionate about preaching and teaching the word of God, while also doing creative work for multiple churches.
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Corey Williams

Pastor, Catalyst Church Savannah
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Corey is the Lead Pastor of Catalyst Church launching January 2014 in Savannah Ga. He has a strong passion for church planters and leaders. He has also been grateful to have served on the ARC (Association of Related Churches) A-Team, as well as serving as a coach in GROW Leaders. He and his wife Tomekia reside in Savannah, Ga and have three wonderful kids.
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Michael Perkins

Pastor, Lightway Nazarene Church
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Michael Perkins believes that we should literally be dripping Jesus in our day to day lives. He serves as pastor of LightWay: A Church of the Nazarene in Natchitoches, Louisiana.
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Joshua Phillips

Missionary
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Joshua is not his real name. He and his family are missionaries, and for their safety in the countries they work in, have decided to remain anonymous. He has a passion for seeing all of the nations come to know the living God, and doing anything necessary to make that happen.

Action Center

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.

Facing Apathy 30 Day Challenge

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.

First 10 Days: Facing Apathy In My Heart

- 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.

Days 10-20: Facing Apathy In My Life

-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.

Last 10 Days: Facing Apathy In My World

- 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.

Creative Network

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.

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Partner Network

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.

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Contact

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.

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Contact Info

(501) 396-9202

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