About Empty Church

Who are we?

We are people. Some of us believe in Jesus and some don't. We explore what the Bible has to say about life, death, relationships and just about anything else. We write, record, and create to worship God, learn about ourselves, and start discussions with anyone who is willing to talk. There are six days between Sundays and Empty Church is what happens when the church building is empty. 

We are trying to find the answer to the question, "is ridding myself of the crap that keeps me separated from God the best possible way of life?" Is the burden of sin really a burden? Daily we trade the hollowness of being filled with pride, envy, anger, lust, and more for a life that is surrendered to the Holy Spirit by following the example of Jesus in Philippians 2:6-7. For some of us it has been totally worth it. Others are still skeptical. 

The EC crew hangs out in the poshest of spaces in Northern Virginia. And by posh we mean anywhere we can find free wi-fi and a place to sit down. We believe that people who intentionally meet together to live empty, talk faith, and opt in to following Jesus have more fun than those who don't. We admit we may have a different definition of fun than others. Worshipping God together brings us joy. I guess that is what we're trying to say. If you like to hang out in the NoVa area hit us up on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or Instagram.  If you want to keep it purely digital, that's ok, too. 


Who can attend an Empty Church?

It is no coincidence that we started our podcast with this question: Who is allowed to follow Jesus? This question has become synonymous with another question: Who is allowed to attend our church?

If you have listened to our show I hope you have come away with the impression that every person is allowed to follow Jesus and therefore every person is welcome to dip in before you dive in to Empty Church. Every blog, podcast, graphic, and video is meant to give you a glimpse at who were are. If you think joining in with Empty Church can help you find answers to big questions, hope for some hurt, or a mission that you can devote your life to, then, please, opt in to Living Empty


But who is Empty Church for? 

Anyone who follows the rules is welcome at Empty Church. That said, some people may get more out of it than others. We rely on social media and technology to connect us during the times that we cannot meet face-to-face (IRL). The more technically savvy you are, the easier it will be to connect with Empty Church. 
There are some specific types of people that we want to try to help: 

  • Professionals that have a daily commute.
  • Stay-at-home parents who need a new podcast to listen while cleaning the dishes…again.
  • Questioners of religion and faith. It doesn’t always make sense to us, either. That’s why we talk about it.
  • Sunday workers, nurses, over-the-road drivers, retail workers, and others who can’t always make it to a church on Sunday morning. 
  • Partiers who stayed up too late on Saturday.
  • People who hate the idea of sitting in a pew for 2 hours while someone talks at them. 

That does not mean that we want to use the internet to isolate people. We strive very hard to make the digital experience of Empty Church as easy as possible. When necessary we will publish guides and how-to’s so that everyone who wishes can access everything we offer. 


Is there anyone who is not welcome at Empty Church?

Yes. You are not welcome at Empty Church if you: 

  • break the rules of discussion;
  • insist on insulting people who are different than you;
  • are pursuing an advanced degree in bullying and are fluent in gossip;
  • claim to have everything completely figured out when it comes to religion and following Jesus;
  • refuse to humbly hear the words of Jesus — even if you don’t agree with them.

Still have questions?

You've got questions, we've got the answers (hopefully). Check out our FAQ's for more information about Empty Church.

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