The purpose of The Pilgrimage is built around a core grievance- that most churchgoers are suffering from inaction. I’m experiencing a moment where I need to do something. It’s not yet a movement, but what makes a movement? I know of two things- a problem and a solution. I’m not the solution yet, but I’m working toward it. To most traditional Christians this will look like a mob, but it’s not. The difference between an angry mob and a movement is a goal. In other words, if God steps in and asks you, “What do you want me to do?” you better have something to say.
In the words of Scott Todd of Compassion International from the 2011 Catalyst conference, “We must really get hold of a Gospel that is both lived and preached in our lives…the church must awaken to the issues surrounding us…serving others is not an either-or job. It’s a yes-and job. We must serve them both locally and globally”
I don’t know if this will ever grow into a large church or even a normal church with a building and classrooms. That’s not wrong though. It’s not my goal. Right now my desire is to create a movement of like-minded active Christian to go out into the world and influence change.
In many respects I would like for The Pilgrimage to act as a feeder church by sending active Christians into other churches and ministries. The world needs more activist Christians. I would be honored to train, energize, or awaken them and send them out not only into the world but into the churches.
The typical person that we will reach is usually not an active churchgoer. In fact, many of them have never attended a church service or are very antagonistic to anything regarding religion or Christianity.
They don’t understand church lingo. Words like born again, salvation, and gospel are foreign to them.
They don’t tithe or give. This is a big reason we need your help. This people group is not accustomed to giving to charity at all, be it a church or any other non-profit.
They need people. This group of people likes to be involved in groups and events. They feel a need to belong and be accepted, even if they don’t realize it or voice it.
They are incredibly intelligent and talented. They have tremendous imaginations and often bring that into real life through strategy and tactics in games, craftiness with costume creation, art, and writing.
Like another ministry known as GameChurch, “There are probably a few things about our ministry approach that might seem unconventional, but the intention behind them is that we would ultimately be able to communicate the love of Jesus to as many people as possible.”
We plan on hosting a weekly small group Bible study.
We plan on integrating into the community of people we’re trying to reach by meeting up with them where they congregate. This could be a coffee shop, comic book store, or tattoo parlor.
Your prayers. We are going into Satan’s playground and kicking the dirt around. He doesn’t take too kindly to that.
Here’s my bio- Dr. David Powers is an adventurer, philosopher, and pioneer and lives a life of constant experimentation. His life’s compass is “to seek out adventure in everything he does by being intentional, determined, and unstoppable and by energizing and outfitting others to embark on their own adventures”. He fulfills his purpose through speaking and books and is a best-selling author in psychology and education. He is a decorated veteran of the Marine Corps and a founding member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He is married and the proud father of four feral boys and one princess that he and his wife homeschool. His mission in life is to find the magical best mug of coffee in the world.
Until the church gains movement, picks up steam, and has it’s own pages for things, you can find me personally and get in touch at-