Pastor Preston Ulmerson, 29, has launched a group called “Doubters Club” alongside atheist Trax Henderson. The two have started the group in Colorado in order to help Christians and atheists have conversations about current topics. The group started with 10 members and has grown to 60, with two locations.
Why this story matters to church leaders:
Learning to host gracious conversations with atheists and non-Christians can be effective in demonstrating the love and hope of the Gospel.
- What do atheists want? Much like anyone else, atheists want someone to take their beliefs and stories seriously and to listen to them.
- Common Ground? Studies have found that atheists and Christians often value many similar things, but they simply don’t spend enough time talking in order to find this out.
- Preparation: How can you become better prepared to listen and dialogue with those who disagree with your beliefs.
What are the challenges your church may face in hosting this kind of conversation?
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