The prophet Hosea said, “Remain loyal and do right and always hope in your God.” The prophet Amos said, “Let justice surge like water, and goodness like an unfailing stream.” The prophets speak to who we are and to what we hope to accomplish on our journey of faith. We are bold optimists. We are seekers and students of truth. We are lovers of life. We are justice workers. We believe that by doing these things, we are following the example and teachings of Jesus, and as followers of Jesus, we call ourselves “Christian.”
The following core values are adapted from those affirmed by the 2005 General Conference of Metropolitan Community Churches:
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.