When I first began my journey into apologetics I turned to technology to find my tribe. No one I knew was interested in the same things I was – learning how to love God with my mind and then putting that into action by loving my neighbor. (Because what is the point of gaining all this knowledge if we don’t actually put it into action?)
What I found wasn’t satisfying to me. There were women engaged, but no central place for all of us to hang out and talk about what we believe, why we believe it, and how to apply it with the everyday people in our lives. Most of the communities I found had an insulated, us-vs.-them mentality.
I found contentious Christians – even with their own kind – instead of being relational. Some were hostile to Christians who were new to the faith, or new to Christian apologetics.
So in 2016 I rounded up a few Christian women friends who I knew felt the same as I did and we formed the first Christian Women Apologists group, an online community with one focused goal:
Find and support Christian women of all ages who are looking for something more from their faith than the shallow Churchianity which has become the status quo.
Eventually, that one online community has grown to incorporate Christian theology and Christian history into our everyday faith conversations. We’ve also expanded to a second mission-specific challenge community where we focus on learning and applying topic-specific information to our faith conversations.