Ask someone what comes to mind when you say “Christian” and you’ll hear words like, “boring,” “judgmental,” “religious,” and “too political.” Yet when Jesus explained why he came he said, “I have come that you may have life to the full” (John 10:10). Somehow, Christians have really screwed up what it means to be a Christian.
Verve means liveliness, energy, passion, vitality. We’re trying to restore what Jesus was after. We believe that following Jesus is the greatest adventure life has to offer and leads to lively, energetic, passionate, vital life. It leads to verve.
Ask someone what comes to mind when you say “Church” and you’ll hear words like, “religion,” “polyester suits,” “meaningless rituals,” “holier-than-thou attitudes.” That’s why we say we’re stripping church. We’re removing all that unnecessary garbage and letting it be what its supposed to be: loving God and loving people.
We’re Verve. And we’re stripping church and seeking life.