After a year-long process of study, discernment, and discussion, Broadway Christian Church members voted to be an open and affirming congregation.
Immediate changes include the adoption of a new welcoming statement:
The congregation of Broadway Christian Church proclaims that we are a place of welcome to all, regardless of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, marital status, physical or mental ability, political stance, socioeconomic background, criminal history, or theological perspective. We welcome all to this congregation, to Christ's table, and to service within the church. We recognize the faith, baptism and spiritual gifts of all Christians and those yearning to know Christ and celebrate that we are all children of God, striving to do God's will.
The recent vote also provides authorization to conduct same sex unions at the church.
The congregation will be taking a look at its personnel policies, amending them to make sure that they are nondiscriminatory when it comes to matters of gender orientation and sexual orientation.
Read more about the process in their October newsletter here.