Reconciling In Christ
Trinity Lutheran Church upholds the Good News of Jesus Christ as God’s gift to all people. We believe that God values and embraces each person as a beloved child, that the Spirit gives a diversity of gifts for the common good, and that Jesus Christ calls us to work for justice.
As a community of faith, we know that the world is often an unloving place and that the experience of alienation is all too common. We rejoice in the manner in which diversity has enriched, nurtured, and challenged the life and ministry we share in Christ. To that end, Trinity is committed to be a community of inclusivity and welcome.
To formalize this vision of welcome, inclusion and full participation, the people of Trinity adopted a resolution on February 2, 2014 that affirms becoming a “Reconciling in Christ” congregation.
Read the full resolution here.
Trinity's Statement of Welcome
“We have been reconciled as one through Christ by His grace and love, and it is for this purpose that we affirm the following:
People of all ages, races, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, educational backgrounds, marital status, physical or mental ability, theological perspective, and economic conditions share the worth that comes from being unique individuals created by God, and as such are welcome in the worshipping community of Trinity Lutheran Church.
We invite all to be part of the faith community of Trinity."
Being a Reconciling in Christ congregation means we extend a particular welcome to people of the LGBT community. Further, this designation affirms that people of all sexual orientations and gender identities share the worth that comes from being unique individuals created by God. As an RIC congregation we affirm in publically recognized ways that we welcome all people to worship God and join in the ministry and mission of this community of faith.
Reconciling Works: Lutherans for Full Participation advances a ministry to embody, inspire, and support the acceptance and full participation of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, their families, friends and allies, within the Lutheran communion and its ecumenical and global partners.