Vision and ValuesWritten by Kareem Murphy on Oct 29, 2017
VALUES, MISSION, AND VISION
INCLUSION: Love is our greatest moral value. Authentic inclusion is a primary focus of our ministry. We passionately believe that all people, as they are and where they are, should be welcomed at God’s table.
COMMUNITY: Our deep desire is to offer a safe, open, and beloved community for people to worship, learn, share, and grow in their faith. We are a hopeful community with a strong belief in the common good where love and peace exist in each one of us.
SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION: A message of total liberation guides our ministry. We believe that when people are invited to experience God through the life and ministry of Christ, lives are transformed.
SOCIAL ACTION: We are committed to uplifting all people and standing with those who suffer under the weight of oppressive systems. We are guided by our commitment to global justice and human rights.
Our mission is to be a beacon of hope reflecting God’s unconditional love for all people. All God’s Children Metropolitan Community Church is an open and affirming congregation. We experience a vibrant spirituality that is positive, progressive, and practical. Our faith is rooted in the life and teachings of Jesus. We respect and affirm the wisdom of other faith traditions and practices.
We affirm each individual as God’s unique and gifted creation. We share the love of God with all people just as they are. We are an inclusive and diverse congregation. We welcome people of all races, cultures, ages, abilities, spiritual backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities. We are called to:
- Learn, preach, and teach about God’s unconditional love for all people.
- Create a welcoming and safe space to experience belonging in community.
- Be fully engaged in our own growth and giftedness.
- Support the growth of others on their spiritual journey.
- Participate in acts of compassion and advocacy for justice in our world.
Our vision is to be one of the Upper Midwest’s leading progressive communities of faith.
Excellence in our ministries today provides a strong foundation for the future.. Superb music,, generous hospitality,, and a meaningful message inspire joyful celebrati on.. Spiritual education and volunteer service provide paths to give and grow.. Acts of compassion and advocacy for justice create change for a better world..
People who encounter us will experience the complete liberation of God’s grace through inclusio n and love in action.. They will be inspired to discover,, develop,, and share their talents.. We will equip them for Spirit – led ways of service to make a difference in the lives of others..
We will share ourselves and our gifts to become a growing spiritual force for compassion,, justice,, and equality.. We will build bridges of understanding with people on other spiritual paths.. We will partner with other communities and organizations.. By giving voice to our passion for justice we will influence transformation in this region and the world..