As we seek together to love and faithfully serve our neighbors, we recognize that many in our communities are differently-abled, and of diverse races, cultures, countries of origin, genders, sexual orientations, or economic statuses. Following the Biblical example of Jesus, we believe we are called to walk alongside those who have been traditionally marginalized by society and may not have had voice or presence in our congregations.
As the synod expression of the church, we strive to lift up the priorities of community, innovation, justice, and service with practical tools that empower leaders and inspire congregations. Called by faith, we commit to learn and grow together, celebrating and affirming our differences, and finding ways to seek safety and justice for all God’s people. We trust healing and reconciliation are possible and that God’s will is served and the church is strengthened by the wisdom and experience of many.