A Timeline of Hope
Absolutely everyone. No asterisks. No buts. No contradictions. We believe that all people, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, racial background, economic standing, and stage of life, can experience the inherent love of God. As a church we strive for absolute authentic affirmation of all LGBTQIA+ people and we are committed to learning to lead anti-racist lives.
Many who attend Hope are in the process of deconstructing and rebuilding the understandings of scripture and tradition that have been passed down to them. Because of this, we are committed to diving deep into theology, never shying away from the hard “Why’s?” and “How’s?”, and always honoring theological curiosity and biblical discourse. We are all in the process of learning together. It is through thought and conversation that we grow closer to one another, as well as, to the Divine.
As with all sections of our Prayer Statement, there are no exhaustive checklists or universal step-by-step guides that we can follow to achieve a “Christ-centered Life”. It is an aspirational journey that we are all on together. As a community we strive to authentically support and empower each other to go out into the world and do good.
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