Open & Affirming
In a historic and unanimous vote on Sunday, March 15th 2015, JCCC became the first congregation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Georgia to become Open & Affirming.
Please read our O&A statement:
Johns Creek Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is a vibrant congregation where all people are welcomed into a community united by the grace, love and forgiveness we know in Jesus Christ. In all that we say and do, and especially in our celebration at the Lord’s Table, we proclaim God’s wide welcome to all, especially those who have known the pain of exclusion or discrimination in church and society. God has called us to the ministry of reconciliation (2ndCorinthians 5:18).
We proclaim that we are an Open and Affirming congregation and we covenant with our community to provide a loving welcome for all God’s children into the full life and leadership of Johns Creek Christian Church. We welcome all who seek to follow Jesus regardless of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, ethnicity, marital status, physical or mental ability, family configuration, political affiliation, economic circumstance or theological perspective.
Our church constitution, adopted in 2011, reflects this vision: “We envision Johns Creek Christian Church as a Christ-centered community of faith that seeks to engage the larger community. We embrace diversity and inclusiveness by reaching out in love to all we meet.”
When we say that we welcome all to worship and serve with us, all really does mean ALL.
To find out more about Open & Affirming Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), please visit GLAD Alliance.