Where do we go from here?
Something has changed in how we understand God. Not for everyone, but it seems like a growing number of people are experiencing a significant disruption in their understanding of faith and experience of Church. Often this disruption is painful and brings with it a chaotic mix of grief, guilt, fear, and uncertainty, but also freedom and life and hope. A compounding factor is the loss of community that often follows their personal faith shifts. Some even describe their experience as feeling "spiritually homeless" or having "spiritual P.T.S.D."
Collective was created by a group of friends who had experienced these faith disruptions and were looking for a safe place to ask questions, talk about our experiences and seek a way forward. We are still very much on this journey - and we keep finding more people who are experiencing similar disruptions. Even though it may feel lonely at times, we are not alone.