We believe that unity of the church is a primary practice for the Body of Christ generally and for Ginghamsburg Church specifically. Unity is not the same as uniformity. Ginghamsburg Church is full of people with a variety of theological perspectives concerning many issues facing the current Church, including the biblical understanding of human sexuality. We will always use “Our Theological Framework” as the basis for all ministry decisions. Our intention is to love the way that God loves us by doing no harm and doing all the good we can. We will maintain the historic biblical picture of marriage being between one man and one woman, at the same time recognizing others within our congregation may have a different biblical interpretation. We will teach and listen with compassion as we walk alongside each other.
- Everyone is welcome to serve in all ministries as long as they meet ministry-specific criteria.
- Everyone is welcome to participate in any class or activity offered by Ginghamsburg Church for personal enrichment.
- Everyone is invited to become a member and explore a call to leadership.
Leadership requirements include membership as well as a commitment to celibacy in singleness and faithfulness in marriage.
- Everyone’s marriage relationship will be respected at Ginghamsburg Church.
Ginghamsburg will continue to provide marital support of all married couples. All can participate in any marriage course.
With regard to officiating same sex weddings, Ginghamsburg clergy will not officiate same sex weddings, nor will our facilities be used for same sex weddings. However, clergy will continue to offer pastoral support as same sex couples navigate personal issues concerning faith and life.