Mission, Vision, & Values

Q Christian Fellowship has a bold mission. As we continue to mature and grow, it is important to periodically clarify for the community our focus as an organization dedicated to LGBTQ+ affirming work in the world. It is imperative to maintain social, theological, and relational relevance within the world that we influence.  Above all else, we will seek to love through differences.

As one way of honoring our purpose, the Board of Directors and staff are excited to release a refined version of our Mission and Vision and a centered-set of values. Our community is beautifully diverse in many ways. While we won't always agree on every issue facing LGBTQ+ Christians, it is our prayer that these values will center us in the love embodied in Christ well into the future.


OUR 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

The Board of Directors and staff invite you to visit the about section of the site for more information.

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