Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Cast Member Church.
We are an innovative movement of Disney Cast Members---most having never been part of a church before---exploring what it means to know and follow Jesus. We are not about the mouse, the magic, or the make-believe. We are about those behind the mouse, the magic, and the make-believe, who, like you, ponder the issues of life, faith, and purpose. We are a diverse family (multi-ethnic, multi-national, and multi-lingual), deeply committed to each other no matter what. We are agents hidden in plain sight, on a mission as Kingdom influencers (Jesus' love, truth, mercy, and grace) to the world around us.
We are a family of FAITH...
We know the world in which we work is a show, and nothing is what it seems to be.
Many see Jesus the same way: a make-believe character or certainly someone with no relevance to the reality of our everyday lives.
However, Jesus wasn’t make-believe; he is real, and he is relevant today.
He loves those everyone else thinks are unlovable.
He stands up for those who can't defend themselves.
He doesn't ask anyone to clean up his or her life before he accepts them.
He opposes religiosity, self-righteousness, hypocrisy, and oppression.
His compassion runs deep for those who admit they feel far from God.
He sees the true value of every person, no matter how broken they feel.
He promises a life of immeasurable purpose to anyone willing to trust him.
We invite you to learn for yourself who Jesus is and find out why he matters so much to us. We don’t have all the answers. We wrestle with doubts. We ask questions. But we stumble forward on this journey together as we learn what faith in Jesus means.
We are a family of TRUST
Most of us have a circle of fellow CMs, co-workers, roommates, and others we like to spend time with. Eventually, they become close friends. But even with close friends, we are tempted to keep our true selves hidden. We withhold certain aspects of our lives for fear of being ridiculed or worse, rejected. We all desire something more; relationships in which we are fully-known and accepted. Where we don’t have to hide our fractures and failures, and we are loved unconditionally. That’s how it's supposed to be.
And that's why we always refer to Cast Member Church as a "family."
We eat together...a lot.
We put the needs of others ahead of our own.
We always operate in love, truth, mercy, and grace.
We are there for each other, even when it’s inconvenient or messy.
We find a reason to celebrate anything. And we mean ANY little thing.
We are honest about our past and present struggles because no one judges.
We encourage and challenge each other to live and love more and more like Jesus.
Our Cast Member Church family welcomes you as you are, including your questions, doubts, and even unbelief. You are created in the image of your Creator and incredibly precious to Him. That makes you incredibly precious to us.
Be a part of our family and discover the real trust you have been looking for.
We are a family with a little bit of PIXIE DUST.
We are surrounded by 47 square miles of magic. But we also know the realities of life faced by every person who works for the mouse. So let's be honest; every one of us has issues. Yet, for some unexplainable reason, Jesus gladly chooses us to be His representatives in the Cast Member culture.
He calls us the “light of the world,” sending us to our fellow Cast Members as his emissaries and agents of hope. He wants us to be His hands and his feet, to look with his eyes, to listen with his ears, and to be his reflection so that others can experience him up close and personal.
He wants us to love others the same way He loves us; unconditionally.
For this reason, we invest ourselves in the lives of those around us, highlighting the hope and joy they could experience from knowing Jesus in a real and personal way. It isn't rocket science. We choose to live beyond ourselves, so those around us can encounter Jesus for themselves.
Who knows where God will lead us on this adventure? One thing we know for sure is that it will be beyond anything we could ask for or imagine.