Open and affirming statement
Over a period of study, prayer and congregational sharing of faith, Compton Heights Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), has come to acknowledge and affirm our ministry is strengthened as we share the different gifts God has brought together in this community.
The ministry of this congregation extends to and includes all persons. We are God’s people of differing races, cultures, abilities, gender identities, sexual orientations and stages of life and health.
We celebrate the gifts and the faith perspectives that come with our varied life experiences. To live and minister together in this broad community helps us to know the wideness of God’s love and mercy.
We acknowledge that a part of our diversity is our ability to share different opinions as people of faith. Though we are not always of the same mind, we are of the same Spirit. We are made one in Jesus Christ.
The strength of our study has been to deepen and enrich the life and ministry of this congregation as we seek to understand, welcome and affirm God’s people in our differences of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, culture, mental and physical abilities and gifts.
We covenant to continue to share our lives and our faith as we reach out to serve God and to love God’s people.
As an Open and Affirming congregation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) we strive to create a safe and supportive community in which all Christians may worship, study, serve and seek the guidance of God’s Spirit as we face the decisions of life and faith.
We recognize the ministry of all believers which is rooted in our one baptism in Jesus Christ.
In faith with Jesus’ commandment, we strive to love the Lord our God with all our heart, and all our soul, and all our strength, and all our mind. We strive to love our neighbor as ourselves.
Our congregation is a member of the Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance http://disciplesallianceq.org