Their welcome statement reads:
“Our Savior’s Lutheran Church embraces people beyond simply saying “all are welcome” and engages in the practice of radical affirmation. We celebrate our human family’s diversity of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, age, faith history, economic status, marital status, physical and mental ability, and education. We affirm that all people are created in the image of God and as beloved children of God, all are worthy of God’s love and grace. We welcome the full inclusion of all people in the life and ministries of Our Savior’s as we journey toward reconciliation through Christ.
We affirm the sacredness of LGBTQIA+ and other oppressed peoples who have historically been hurt by the church, and we seek to center their voice and lived experiences whenever possible and welcome their leadership. This is rooted in our commitment to dismantle oppression in the Church or faith spaces. As we commit ourselves to racial equity, BIPOC (Black, Brown, Indigenous, and People Of Color) people may know this is a space committed to the work of God’s collective liberation by people the world over.
This commitment means we are an anti-racist space. We are a liberating one, full of people who are going to frequently mess this up, but we gather as a humble people to try to be Christians who actually follow Jesus and take him seriously.
You are absolutely welcome to join us. It’s ok if you don’t theologically agree with us. That’s not a requirement but moving together in love is something we will all learn and grow into together. We so desperately need each other in this world, and our sincere hope is by being in community with us you will know the Kin-dom of God has come near.“
Learn more about Our Savior’s Lutheran Church at: oslc-elca.org