Metropolitan Community Churches is one chapter in the story of the Church, the Body of Christ. We are people on a journey, learning to live into our spirituality, while affirming our bodies, our genders, our sexualities. We don’t all believe exactly the same things. And yet in the midst of our diversity, we build community, grounded in God’s radically inclusive love for all people. We are part of an ongoing conversation on matters of belief and faith, shaped by scripture and the historic creeds, building on those who have come before us. Our chapter begins when God says to us: “Come, taste, and see.”
“Come, taste, and see.” Jesus Christ, You invite all people to Your open table. You make us Your people, a beloved community. You restore the joy of our relationship with God, even in the midst of loneliness, despair, and degradation. We are each unique and we all belong, a priesthood of all believers. Baptized and filled with Your Holy Spirit, You empower us to be Your healing presence in a hurting world.
We expect to see Your reign on earth as it is in heaven as we work toward a world where everyone has enough, wars cease, and all creation lives in harmony. We affirm Your charge to all of humanity to care for the land, sea, and air. Therefore, we will actively resist systems and structures which are destroying Your creation.
With all of creation we worship You—every tribe, every language, every people, every nation. We know You by many names, Triune God, beyond comprehension, revealed to us in Jesus Christ, who invites us to the feast.
We keep Christ at the center of our church culture. Our commitment is to cultivating a culture of love, appreciation, and trust.
As people seeking to fulfill "The Golden Rule" to love every-body, we strive to take into account the input of those impacted by any decision before its implementation. When things do not go as we have planned we avoid faultfinding or blaming by instead seeking to help each other resolve challenges through clarification and mutual dialogue.
We most appreciate one another most when we recognize everybody is uniquely and wonderfully made by God. Our goal is to empower everybody to express their unique calling, passion, and gifts in ministry. Our belief is that God has given us all the gifts we need and we discern God's calling to engage in ministries as God gives us what is needed to accomplish them. When conflict arises we appreciate it as an opportunity to learn and grow together.
All our leaders are dedicated to aligning any decisions with our Core Documents (e.g. Christ-centered culture, Mission, Vision, Values, and Strategic Plan). In all our interactions we assume every-body has good intentions regarding their involvement in the church. We trust that those in our Church community will address conflict that may arise as soon as possible with those directly involved.
Metropolitan Community Church is compelled by an unfinished calling and a prophetic destiny. We are a global movement of spiritually and sexually diverse people who are fully awake to God’s enduring love. Following the example of Jesus and empowered by the Spirit, we seek to build leading-edge church communities that demand, proclaim, and do justice in the world.