Q Christian Fellowship

We are a diverse community with varied backgrounds, cultures, theologies and denominations, drawn together through our love of Christ and our belief that every person is a beloved child of God.

We recognize that the church has not and does not always make it easy for those who identify as lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual, same gender loving, queer, intersex, gender fluid or questioning to reconcile these aspects of themselves with their Christian identity. We are witnesses to both the harm that faith communities can inflict, and the hope and healing that is possible through Christ.

By gathering together, embracing our differences, and celebrating our shared trust in God’s love in Christ, we seek to point toward the full inclusivity to which God is calling us. Just as Jesus led by example in his life on earth, we are dedicated to living out a transformative example of fellowship in the world.

Wherever you are on your journey, whether you are examining your own identity or walking along side others, you have found a place of welcome. We are grateful that God has brought you here, and we look forward to sharing the path forward together.

MISSION: Q Christian Fellowship cultivates radical belonging among LGBTQ+ people and allies through a commitment to growth, community, and relational justice.

MISSION FOCUS:

  • GROWTH—Fostering self-acceptance, spiritual formation and inward development through inspiring spiritual and theological dialogue and creating content such as devotionals and online resources.

  • COMMUNITY—Nurturing rich and diverse spaces for connection to one another and encounters with the Divine through hosting conferences, online group dialogue and affinity group retreats

  • RELATIONAL JUSTICE—Seeking life-giving relationships and intersectional partnerships that value reconciliation and liberation of the marginalized; and create content which inspires the community to seek relational justice

VISION: Q Christian Fellowship prophetically models a world where all LGBTQ+ people are fully loved by family, church, and community, and Christians worldwide live up to their calling to be instruments of grace and defenders of the outcasts.

CENTERED VALUES

OUR CENTER:

Q Christian Fellowship models radical belonging in God’s family.

Following the example of Jesus who invited people from all walks of life, Q Christian Fellowship practices hospitality with people across the spectrum of identities and beliefs.

The Bible swells with stories of unlikely communities finding connection beyond disagreement because they were centered by their love of God and love of neighbor as themselves. Like estuaries which teem with life despite the unlikely mixture of salt-water and fresh-water inhabitants, we believe protecting differences is integral to cultivating healthy communities, healthy families, and healthy selves. In all things, we strive to model the diversity and richness of God’s Kingdom.

With trust and bravery we strive to share our true selves, receive one another while embracing our differences, and invite connection within our shared humanity.  In order to seek justice and love mercy, we will strive for reconciliation, pursue anti-racist outcomes, and work towards the creation of equity.

Through fostering growth, community and relational justice, Q Christian Fellowship works to connect all of us with God’s ‘Good News.’

We invite you to find belonging here.


OUR VALUES:

Centered by Christ’s Commandment to love God and love neighbor as we love ourselves, we:

  • Model radical belonging

  • Practice hospitality

  • Connect beyond disagreement

  • Protect differences

  • Share our true selves

  • Strive for reconciliation

  • Pursue anti-racist outcomes

  • Work towards equity


 Q Christian Fellowship Values for Conversations about Sexual Ethics

Q Christian Fellowship believes healthy sexual relationships should be rooted in love of God, love of self, and love of one another; and that growth in healthy intimacy is a matter of spiritual formation.

Because Q Christian Fellowship is committed to teaching and modeling radical belonging in God’s family, despite differences of belief regarding sexual ethics, we expect all speakers, facilitators, and volunteers to promote the following values which we believe foster healthy intimate relationships across the spectrum of theological belief.

Freedom to be one’s whole self

Generosity

Honesty

Integrity

Joy

Love

Mutuality

Pleasure

Respect

Self-Awareness/Examination

Trust

Vulnerability

Agency (power of choice)

Authenticity

Belonging

Consent

Equity

Emotional intimacy

Empathy

Fidelity (faithfulness to words/commitments)

Flourishing

Forgiveness

Freedom from shame

Meet the Team

Our Staff work together to coordinate, organize, and bring our mission and vision to life.

 

Learn more about each of our new co-executive directors for the Q Christian Fellowship.

 

The Board of Directors oversees financial and administrative matters for the organization.


WATCH OUR RENAMING CEREMONY AT THE 2018 CONFERENCE

 
 
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