St James and Emmanuel joins a growing band of churches rethinking inclusion
|We believe in an inclusive Church – church which does not discriminate on any level, including: economic power, gender, gender identity, mental health, mental ability, physical ability, race or sexuality.
We believe in a Church which welcomes, accepts and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ.*
*Adapted from the Inclusive Church Statement.
St James and Emmanuel is also listed as a Visible Congregation with OneBodyOneFaith and our experience with LGBT+ Christians tell us to look for churches with an explicit commitment to welcome to avoid pain and hurt.