In July, I assumed the role of Communications Manager on the team here at Q Christian Fellowship. I’ve been with the organization since February, an unexpected dream-come-true, and I’ve gratefully worked alongside some of the most dedicated and principled individuals I’ve ever known. I’ve had casual interactions with some of my heroes, been privy to discussions about dreams and projects I can’t wait to share, and I’m still in awe of the utter privilege it is to be included in this work.
Q Christian’s staff consists of just 3 people, with only 2 of us working at full-time. We do what we do because we love who we are–we love our mission, and we believe in a future wherein LGBTQ+ Christians needn’t fight nor leave their faith community for our place at God’s Table.
At the heart of it all is community, growth, and relational justice.
In the last several months, when it has really mattered, we’ve been unclear about what is ultimately essential in our work. As we’ve strived to transcend dualistic ways of engaging disagreement and embrace our communion at God’s ever-expanding Table, we’ve missed the mark when asked to answer fundamental questions that continue to bring each of us into this space.
With that in mind, I’m here to provide clarity. Church Clarity’s slogan, ”clarity is reasonable”, predicates this intention. Equivocation helps nobody, least of all those marginalized by that which emanates from non-affirming persons and belief systems. It is our desire to be a space that, while safe, pushes all of us to grow as individuals and as part of Christ’s body.
The team has worked over the last several weeks to aggregate foundational questions we frequently receive from members of the community. We’ve drafted answers, recomposed them, and had fruitful conversations as a team and with members of the Board of Directors, our Advisory Boards, and with brilliant friends generously lending their time and minds to this process.
We’ve added an FAQ page to the Q Christian website with questions, answers, and an invitation to keep asking. More than anything, we know this list is not exhaustive, and it’s most certainly imperfect, but it’s a start, and we’re grateful for an opportunity to cultivate a bright and open space.