Trinity Lutheran Church is a Reconciled In Christ congregation, welcoming welcoming people of all gender identities and sexual orientations as part of this community of the people of God.
Affirmation of WelcomeAdopted January 31, 2016
As a community of the people of God, we are called to minister to all people of our world, knowing that the world is often an unloving place. Our world is a place of alienation and brokenness. Christ calls us to reconciliation and wholeness. We are challenged by the Gospel to be agents of healing within our society.
We affirm with the apostle Paul that in Christ “there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female” (Galatians 3:28). Christ has made us one. We acknowledge this reconciliation extends to people of all gender identities and sexual orientations.
Because people of all gender identities and sexual orientations are often scorned by society and alienated from the Church, we wish to make known our caring and concern. It is for this purpose that we affirm:
- People of all gender identities and sexual orientations share the worth that comes from being unique individuals created by God;
- People of all gender identities and sexual orientations are welcome within the membership of this congregation upon making a common, public affirmation of faith; and
- As members of this congregation, people of all gender identities and sexual orientations are expected and encouraged to share in the sacramental and general life of this congregation.