I love to get beside them and encourage them. Not in a fake way though. I'm a pretty direct sort of guy. I'll tell it like it is. But I get what it's like to feel on the outer. 

I've seen a number of friends leave the church for a number of reasons. I feel it's really important to make an effort to stay connected with them. Churches aren't free from conflict and I feel called to journey with people that don't seem to fit in with traditional forms of church.

If that's you, I'd love to connect and hear your story.

Some of my life highlights include helping a mate bring a surf lifesaving club back from the brink of collapse and my multiple trips to Ethiopia- I love that place!