Dope Church

Dope Church is a growing community of Christians committed to being family with their neighbors struggling in addiction, the sex industry, and the criminal lifestyle.

Our Neighborhood, Our Mission

When the Selfs moved to a new neighborhood, they knew God was calling them to share the love of Jesus with their neighbors. Eight years later, it is evident that hearts are being transformed by the Gospel.

Gospel Neighboring

As Chris and Britten Buster lead an ever growing missional community of 19 adults and over 20 kids, they learn how to be a good neighbor and share the love of Christ with their friends and neighbors.

Marked by Christ: Is there hope with mental illness?

Emily avoided the label of “mental illness” for many years. She went through elementary school depressed and bullied. By middle school, suicidal thoughts crept into her mind. But her prayer for her life will inspire you.

The Death Of Me – Jackie Hill

"It was more than homosexuality. Holistically, I was a sinner. I needed Jesus to save the whole of me." Raised fatherless, Verge poet Jackie Hill was molested by a family friend and introduced to pornography... More...

The Miracle of Forgiveness

"Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us." These are simple, powerful, and even poetic words that I've said so many times without fully grasping their meanings. On July 15th, ... More...

Finding Jesus in a Border Town

Growing up, Marco struggled with everything from violence to drug abuse to theft. Through God's redemptive love, Marco turns away from the Machismo culture around him in pursuit of a better life in Jesus.

Missional Community Snapshots

Three Missional Communities from The Austin Stone talk about what it looks like to collectively live on mission in their context.

The Four G’s – God is Great

In this video in the Soma "4Gs" series, Mark Alvis shares how he has experienced the truth that God is great, so he doesn't have to be in control.

Come As You Are

Serge de Leon lives on the border of the United States and Mexico. Coming from a background full of drug abuse, violence, and alcoholism; he shares the struggles of living missionally in a culture enslaved to tradition and family.

To See for the First Time

Ridden by drugs and violence in his past, Tom shares the battle of planting a church in a community of clashing cultures in McAllen, Texas.

40 Years in the Wilderness

Sam's traumatic childhood led him to view God the same way that he viewed the people that abused him growing up. After 40 years of walking in guilt and shame, Sam finds freedom as he finds the heart to forgive those who wronged him.

Confession of a Professional Christian

Jason Howard is a pastor from Georgia who learns firsthand what it means to love even when it hurts. As a pastor, Jason often found it easy to live the safe Christian life, but realizes that loving people as Jesus did is not always nice and neat.

Reaching the Nations at Home

Amber, who was once an overseas missionary, shares how she is now reaching the Nations in her own neighborhood.

A Call to Abandon

Scott and April adopted two sons from Haiti, which eventually led them to selling everything and moving their entire family to the same poverty stricken country that their adopted children came from.

Running to the Scene of the Crime

Marti, forty-two years old and single, followed God's calling to move into an inner-city neighborhood in Richmond, VA almost seven years ago in order to help bring the hope of the gospel to a poverty and crime stricken part of town.