Mike Sares is a fairly normal, middle-aged, middle class type of guy. But he somehow managed to connect with a group of young artists and skater punks and planted and pastors the Denver based church Scum of the Earth. It’s an inspiring story of cross-cultural mission, community and new forms of church.

Image provided by Mike Sares. Used with permission.


Pure Scum


“I really think that Jesus came to Earth as a human being because he wanted to relate to us. He ate with us and he walked with us. And so, I feel like that’s what we’re supposed to do as believers – to do those kinds of things with each other.”

“I have never in my life felt more alive in Christ, more used by him, more in tune with what he wants, more encouraged to take risks for his kingdom than I have since I’ve been doing ministry on the fringe or in the margins.”


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