Associate Pastor Angelo Sanchez from Swansboro’s United Methodist Church aims to tap into the heart, mind, and the soul of those within his community by fostering conversations about life, doubt, and faith.
It’s a movement that may seem risky to some, but extremely comforting to others.
It’s called Pub Theology.
“Come, pull up a chair, grab a beer, and let’s have a discussion,” Sanchez explained. “Jesus, in his ministries, was about being out in the community.”
It’s about a greater end goal: to help promote healthy, crucial conversations that help one another in a time where we seemed to have lost touch with face to face conversation. It’s about breaking down barriers. Disproving stereotypes. Developing new friendships and maybe even respectfully pushing boundaries.
“Scripture also tells us, Jesus went to peoples houses and had dinners with people. Jesus molded what it meant to be the church in the community and when he did so he molded it in spaces you wouldn’t expect him to be. But, that’s where you saw his greatest ministry. And even his greatest work,” Sanchez explained. “It’s not the building, the steeple, or the property a Church sits on that makes the greater body of Christ. It the people who make up the Kingdom of God.”