Galileo Church

Quirky church for spiritual refugees. Who would Jesus love?

Weekly worship, Sundays at 5 p.m.
at the Big Red Barn
5860 Interstate 20 service road
Fort Worth 76119
(use the zip code in your GPS for accuracy)

Mail comes here: 6563 Teague Road, Fort Worth, TX 76140

Contact us: 817-773-3147 | info@galileochurch.org

Our missional priorities:
1. We do justice for LGBTQ+ humans.
2. We do kindness for people with mental illness and in emotional distress, and celebrate neurodiversity.
3. We do beauty for our God-Who-Is-Beautiful.
4. We do real relationship, no bullshit, ever.

Missional Priorities

We remembered our missional priorities with varied voices saying what they mean: 

1. We do justice for LGBTQ+ people.

2. We do kindness for people with mental illness or in emotional distress, and we celebrate neurodiversity.

3. We do beauty for our God-Who-Is-Beautiful.

4. We do real relationship, no bullshit, ever.

Our usual preacher wasn’t sure they would let her back in the pulpit after hearing from these rock stars.

Ryan, Julian, Eleanor, Nathan, Astreia = rock stars!

Ryan, Julian, Eleanor, Nathan, Astreia = rock stars!

Seven Ways to Say Yes, 7/7

The seventh habit of life that our co-conspirators cultivate is “discernment for the church's next steps.” We never assume that we're done figuring out what God wants, and that requires ongoing brain-work and spirit-work from us. On this day, we celebrated the birthday of the whole church at Pentecost, and our own 4th birthday as Galileo Church!

“Wisdom is vindicated by all her children...” Luke 7:35

“Wisdom is vindicated by all her children...” Luke 7:35

Seven Ways to Say Yes, 6/7

Katie's smart, sweet grandmother, with Katie's smart, sweet kids. [editor's privilege]

Katie's smart, sweet grandmother, with Katie's smart, sweet kids. [editor's privilege]

“The gracious receipt of care from the church family” is one of our most difficult commitments in the Galileo co-conspiracy. We are quite sure that it’s more blessed to give than to receive, so we forget how important it is to be gracious in the getting. What would it take for you to trust your church enough to take the help they offer?

Seven Ways to Say Yes 5/7

Leah Jordan is one of our favorite preachers, and she talked to us about “extending the church's welcome to beloveds, neighbors, strangers, and enemies.” We do that through testimony -- by de-centering ourselves and pointing toward God’s reign, just like John the Baptist.

(And if you missed Leah this time, no worries -- she’s coming back in August 2017.)

Seven Ways to Say Yes, 4/7

Argh! The dreaded "money" sermon! We are in covenant to "share material resources with the church (money, house, stuff, etc.)" So we talked about it, and played an online game together. You never had so much fun with a stewardship sermon, I promise.

Seven Ways to Say Yes, 3/7

Co-conspirators with Galileo Church promise to "cultivate spiritual gifts for the good of the church and the community." Katie and Julian had a conversation-sermon about what it means that we need each other's gifts so badly.

Seven Ways to Say Yes, 2/7

Sandhya Jha came to lead a workshop on anti-racism and intersectionality, and stayed to talk us through the prophetic power of presence. That's our second habit of life in the co-conspiracy of Galileo Church: "be present, physically and emotionally, in the life of the church."

Sandhya, "And the people said 'Yes!'" 

Sandhya, "And the people said 'Yes!'" 

© 2013 Galileo Church