Welcome to The Jesus Underground where our focus and vision is simple:
To bring the hope and love of Christ to the world of the nomadic and excluded society.
The Jesus Underground was formed out of a series of sessions with some friends at Voice of the Martyrs that have operated in settings highly unlike the typical American context. There are no Sunday services in a brick and mortar building. There are no worship bands. There are no Dave Ramsey financial seminars. There are no picket fences and children’s programs. Scripture is memorized, as it is illegal or difficult to obtain. To follow Christ is to anticipate and endure suffering and great, if not total, personal loss of property, freedom, and even life itself. Poverty is possible, uncertainty is certain, and only a true living of The Way is their vision.
We live and work in what is quickly becoming the Nomadic World. We are nomads that meet plenty of other nomads as well as people who are hurting.
We know poverty.
We know uncertainty.
We know the virtual world of the Internet.
We know what it is like to not belong, to not have close community, to be the stranger, the outcast, and invisible. We know what it is like to see the party and not be invited because we do not fit the proper societal model. We know what it is like to not have a mailing address, know for certain what dinner will be, or where we will sleep on some nights. We know what it is like to not be “cool” enough to be seen. Do you know these feelings?
You’re in the right place.
We also know what it is like to feel a love that is fully accepting, non-judgmental, unassuming. That love comes from a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, someone who has already been everywhere that we are.
Don’t close this page and walk off just yet. Consider it for a moment. Think about the losses you have felt, the pain you have endured, or the instability you might have experienced.
He was a nomad, too. Jesus endured a government that killed all of the male children 2 years or younger in his hometown, trying to kill Him like a bug. He lost his earthly stepfather early, and had to support his brothers and sisters as a carpenter, while living in one of the poorest slums in Israel. The organized religion of the time despised him, and He was not even welcome in his own hometown. His own disciples weren’t sure He was the real deal, and even though He was a bona fide miracle worker and healer, He was beaten brutally like a dog, mocked publicly, and killed in the most expensive and horrific manner of the time for crimes He didn’t even commit. He was called the Man of Sorrows for a good reason.
This would be a sad story, except for one small problem. He didn’t stay dead. Three days later, he rose from the dead, and was seen, firsthand, by over 500 eyewitnesses over the next 40 days. As one well known speaker has said, “when a guy shows up that spends three years predicting the place and manner of His own death, then promises to rise from the dead three days later and pulls it off.. We’re gonna just take His word for it after that.” Many of the eyewitnesses did not die because of what they believed or thought… They suffered and died because they could not un-see what they knew they saw. It was powerful enough to be undeniable. It was powerful enough to die for. And many of us, 2000 years later, have experienced Him as well, and He is as advertised. We connect to Him through prayer, which is a life-altering path.
So this is a website where prayer is our currency. It’s not about simply hearing a message, that is a footnote. This is a virtual place of prayer, and also contains a source of free training in prayer of all types, and can coach you towards a fulfilling life and relationship with the One that really matters.
The Jesus Underground is not a “church” as much as a gathering of seekers online, in the catacombs of the online world, perhaps in the deserts and abandoned lots and fields of America in the future.
The Jesus Underground is exclusive. It is a membership by invitation only. And guess what?