Strip Church

    We serve, teach, and equip women across the world who share a heart and calling to reach those in the sex industry

    Not All Who Wander Are Lost

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    “Not all who wander are lost” is a line from the poem All that is gold does not glitter, written by J. R. R. Tolkien for The Lord of the Rings. That famous quote is thought-provoking and it should be. I know that in being transparent with what is in my heart today will cause me to point fingers at mainstream Christianity.…

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    Why I Go to Strip Clubs

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    Right before Jesus ascended into Heaven, He left His followers with a mission. Those of us in church circles refer to this as The Great Commission. Matthew 28:18-20 says, “ Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of…

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    The Strip Church Network – It’s All About What You Put In

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    Every January, folks sign up in droves for the gym. You’ve done it—so have I. We get new workout gear, cute new shoes that we spend way too much for, and we say to ourselves—“No more junk food after Christmas!” We set a goal of being fit by March, and we sign up for a…

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    Strippers, Scriptures & Tattoos – Behold, He Makes All Things New.

    150 150 Michelle

    We often get push-back about going into strip clubs to share the love of God.  We’ve heard things like “You shouldn’t taint yourselves by going into such seedy and dark places” to “Are you doing this to make yourselves feel purposeful as if you are conquering a project?”   One thing we know is this–we…

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    Sex Trafficking & The Sex Industry, Is There A Difference?

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    Sex Trafficking & The Sex Industry, Is There A Difference?  Is there a difference between sex trafficking and the sex industry, and does it matter? Yes. As Director of a non-profit organization that strongly advocates against sex trafficking and sexual exploitation, I am often asked how I effectively balance a sex industry outreach while being…

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    All Because I Went To Chicago

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    I walked by them on my way out to dinner…and I knew who they were.  They were beautiful, every one of them.  They were vibrant, they were young, they were amazing.  I didn’t fit. “I don’t belong” I had told my husband, “Look at them.  They are beautiful.  They are perfect.”  “Yes you do. God…

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    Strip Church Alumni Event 2016

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    What do you get when you bring 45 dynamic leaders from around the nation to the windy city during a porn convention over a weekend in the summer?   You get a Strip Church Network Alumni event.   And that is exactly what happened in early July.   Leaders from around the nation and Canada…

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    10-4 Roger

    150 150 Michelle

    Roger came to us out of the blue. Roger was a regular at the strip club we visit to bring God’s love to women who work there. Roger was a little sloshy and a lot broken. I didn’t want to see Roger. Roger challenged the very love I was called to share. To be honest, I…

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    The Gift of Reconciliation

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    While working in the commercial sex industry, deep into an addiction to drugs and alcohol, for whatever reason— maybe for a moment of comfort, I remember going home for a weekend.  Home for me, would be a small town in southern Minnesota that I grew up in.   On this particular weekend, my loving mother,…

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    Is God Radical? I think so…

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    There was an article on Facebook this week circulating among those involved and those curious about strip club ministry. Maybe you saw it. The article was titled, “I went to a strip club.”  It’s very well done and explains the heart behind the ministry.  The article mentions two ways their ministry reaches the dancers.  One…

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