RIC Listing Details

Messiah Lutheran Church

Rev. Kristin Foster
8590 Enterprise Dr S
Mountain Iron, MN 55768-8260

Telephone: 218-741-7057
Email address: messiahmtiron@gmail.com
Website: Unknown

Includes bisexual and or transgender persons in welcome statement. Traditonal Worship. Mixed Worship. Church building has gender neutral bathroom(s). Congregation has provided ReconcilingWorks financial support within the past 3 years.

Affirmation of Welcome/Welcome Statement

Date of Affirmation: January 31, 2010

Affirmation approved/passed by: Cong.

Does affirmation include bisexual and transgender people? Yes

Publicity/Signage/Hospitality

Where is the RIC certificate posted? Narthex

Do outside signs have visible indicator of GLBT welcome? Yes

Publication(s) that regularly include a welcome statement: Bulletin Newsletter Website Ads

Does the building have a gender-neutral bathroom? Yes

Worship/Education

Worship style(s): Traditional Variety/Mix

Does or would the congregation have same-gender blessing services? No / Not Sure

Does adult education include gay and lesbian references and themes? Yes

Does adult education include bisexual and transgender references and themes? Yes

Does education include "out" LGBT leaders/speakers? Yes

Does youth education address LGBT references and themes? Yes

Are there GLBT-focused small groups? No

Are there GLBT-youth-focused small groups? No

Are "gay" and "lesbian" used in conversation? Never

Are "bisexual" and "transgender" used in conversation? Never

Are "gay" and "lesbian" used in worship? Sometimes

Are "bisexual" and "transgender" used in worship? Sometimes

Demographics

Are there "out" gay and/or lesbian members? Yes

Are there "out" bisexual and/or transgender members? No

Are there "out" LGBT families and/or families with children? No

Are there "out" parents and/or family members of LGBT people? Yes

Are there current/former "out" LGBT pastors? No

Are there current/former "out" LGBT staff members? Yes

Are there current/former "out" LGBT people in leadership roles? Yes


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