Inspiration: Open & Affirming Statements

Open & Affirming statements from congregations and ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

First Christian Church, Falls Church, VA

First Christian Church of Falls Church is an Open and Affirming Congregation. We openly welcome persons of all sexual orientation, gender expression, socioeconomic status, family configuration, age, national origin, race, religious or non-religious background, and physical or mental condition. We embrace all people at any point in their faith journey and recognize each person’s spiritual … Continue reading First Christian Church, Falls Church, VA

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Lee’s Summit Christian Church, Lee’s Summit, Missouri

Open & Affirming Statement At Lee’s Summit Christian Church, we are Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world, called to welcome others as we have been welcomed by God. As Disciples, we find identity at the Lord’s Table, practicing open communion for all and embracing our mission of Building Bridges of … Continue reading Lee’s Summit Christian Church, Lee’s Summit, Missouri

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First Christian Church, Downers Grove, IL

First Christian of Downers Grove approved this Mission Statement on May 31, 2015 Called to be the Presence of Christ in Our Community We are a community of faith on a journey to joyfully witness to God’s love and grace revealed by Christ through meaningful worship, discovering and affirming each of our unique gifts, and growing in … Continue reading First Christian Church, Downers Grove, IL

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Johns Creek Christian Church, Johns Creek, GA

Johns Creek Christian Church is the first Open & Affirming Ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Georgia. Johns Creek Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is a vibrant congregation where all people are welcomed into a community united by the grace, love and forgiveness we know in Jesus Christ. In all that we … Continue reading Johns Creek Christian Church, Johns Creek, GA

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Brentwood Christian Church, Springfield, MO

As an open and affirming Disciples congregation, we are striving to become a people of grace and welcome to all God’s children regardless of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, ethnicity, marital status, physical or mental ability, political stance or theological perspective; and we affirm the faith, baptism, and spiritual gifts of all … Continue reading Brentwood Christian Church, Springfield, MO

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Central Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN

We are Central Christian Church We differ in race, age, cultural background, ability, sexual orientation, physical condition, gender identity, family structure, spiritual journey and life circumstances. Aided by this God-given gift of diversity, we strive to reflect God’s unconditional love to all Creation. We also know that the church has at times rejected difference, and … Continue reading Central Christian Church, Indianapolis, IN

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First Christian Church, Des Moines, IA

Imagine love and justice. Jesus did, we do. Let’s journey together. We are Christ’s disciples, an open community of worship, nurture and service. We journey together, seeking God’s guidance and grace for life and  mission both near and far. We welcome all God’s children though differing in race, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, … Continue reading First Christian Church, Des Moines, IA

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United Christian Church (DOC and UCC), Renton, WA

As a community formed by the living presence of Jesus Christ, we embrace Christ’s teachings and regard each human being as a sacred child of God, to be treated with respect and dignity. We welcome to this fellowship all those who seek to build, by God’s direction and grace, lives based upon personal integrity, compassion … Continue reading United Christian Church (DOC and UCC), Renton, WA

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Delhaven Christian Church in La Puente, CA

As an Open & Affirming, Progressive congregation, we seek to follow the teachings and example of Jesus by: Deepening our connection with God Recognizing and valuing individual spiritual paths Strengthening our relationships with one another Staying open to new insights Discovering ways to express love, compassion, peace and justice at home and throughout the world … Continue reading Delhaven Christian Church in La Puente, CA

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Edmond Trinity Christian Church in Edmond, OK

Edmond Trinity Christian Church is an Open & Affirming congregation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). We affirm the life and teachings of Jesus Christ by welcoming all people of diverse race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status to worship and participate fully in all aspects of church life in a safe, loving, … Continue reading Edmond Trinity Christian Church in Edmond, OK

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