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Our Mission

"Do Justice, Love Kindness, Walk Humbly Together."

Several thousand years ago a pretty cool prophet named Micah said to his people, “What’s required of us?”  In other words, "What’s our purpose?  What’s life about?"  Then, he answered his own question in this way:

“Do Justice, Love Kindness, Walk Humbly.” Micah 6:8

Several hundred years later another hip guy named Jesus went about doing justice by feeding the hungry, empowering women, freeing the oppressed, healing the sick, and speaking truth to power.  He challenged strict interpretation of religious laws when they were no longer life-giving.

 

Downtown Disciples accept Micah's prophetic call and follow the way
of Jesus.

Downtown Disciples living out our mission in the community! 

Peace & Justice statements from our denomination's most recent General Assembly

Doing Justice

 We firmly believe that the Christian call is to fight structures of oppression. You'll find us at protests, marches and community meetings fighting unjust actions and structures. We stand unapologetically with and for the LGBTQ community, racial justice, peace, and human rights. We are proud to be certified Open and Affirming by the Disciples of Christ LGBTQ+ Alliance. It is our desire to not only do justice, but also be a just space. We are a trans-inclusive space, welcoming of gender diverse individuals and families with gender diverse children.

 

Loving Kindness

We perform acts of kindness rooted in our broader critique of unjust social structures. This work is done through our service at food pantries, retirement homes, our own worship space, outreach programs and more. We seek to love kindness through our words, our deeds, and our prayers. 

 

Walking Humbly

Downtown Disciples will not store up treasures for ourselves when our neighbors are homeless, hungry, and oppressed.  We will not own an exorbitant bank account. Our offerings help us engage in acts of social justice and compassion.in our community, They empower us to bring racial and LGBTQ+justice, serve the homeless and hungry, refugees, women seeking emergency shelter and freedom from human trafficking, and past offenders needing a fresh start.

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