Am I welcome at Belong?
Short answer: Yes!
Longer answer: You are a beloved child of God. We believe that in community, the light and love of God shine through us onto the world around us. We are blessed to have you in community with us, and we believe that God can and is working through you.
From our inception, Belong as a church is committed to justice. We intentionally include and honor the diversity of all people, including race, ethnicity, and national origin. This also means that people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are welcomed, celebrated, and invited to be their authentic selves in our church at all levels of participation and leadership. To find out more about what this means, please reach out to one of the pastors, or visit the Reconciling Ministries Network website.
Is Belong Church a safe space?
As much as possible, we hope, pray, and work to make church a safe space. This does not mean that we all agree, or that we see everything the same way. It does mean that your voice and presence are valuable. We encourage the formation of community through engaging in big—sometimes difficult—questions, yet our church community will never call into question the sacred worth of any person. As we work to build a Jesus-centered community, hate-speech, bigotry, and oppressive views will not be tolerated.
Am I welcome in a particular group at Belong Church?
Some of our groups are affinity groups aimed at certain folks (parents, women-identified, folks in recovery, etc.). If you feel like being present in a group, then we want you to be there! If you feel like a group might be for you, we probably agree! If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to a pastor.