Statement of Welcome and Inclusion
Transfiguration Church is a community of various backgrounds and beliefs, drawn together by the love of Jesus Christ, our care for each other, and our passion for our community.
We believe all people are created in the image of God, all people are of sacred worth, and Christ died and resurrected for all people.
We believe God’s radically inclusive love excludes no one. We welcome everyone without exception, regardless of age, race, ethnic background, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, family or socioeconomic status, educational background, political affiliation, physical or mental ability, faith history or life experience.
We believe the diversity of God’s creation is part of what makes it beautiful. We have diverse perspectives on faith, and we have different in perspectives on theology and biblical interpretation. We covenant to accept, respect, and love one another along our faith journeys.
No matter who you are, where you’re from, or what you believe,
you are always welcome at Transfiguration Church.
Response to General Understanding of LGBTQ Participation in Church
We would like to make it clear that members of the LGBTQ community are fully welcome at Transfiguration Church and to SRA Ministries. This means that LGBTQ individuals, their spouses/partners, and families are welcome to:
Have children baptized
Become members of Transfiguration Church
Participate in small groups
Lead small groups
Volunteer in our ministries
Serve on our Leadership Team
Be accepted to Ordained Ministry
Read Scripture in Worship
Participate in Worship Leadership (serve communion, be an usher, etc.)
Your sexual orientation or gender identity will never disqualify you from any activity at Transfiguration Church and SRA Ministries