Sunshine Cathedral’s Values & Purpose

Sunshine Cathedral embraces the core values once articulated by Metropolitan Community Churches

Inclusion
Love is our greatest moral value and resisting exclusion is a primary focus of our ministry. We want to continue to be the conduits of a faith where everyone is included in the family of God, and where all parts of our being are welcomed at God’s table.

Community
Offering a safe and open community for people to worship, learn and grow in their faith is our deep desire. We are committed to equipping ourselves and each other to do the work that God has called us to do in the world.

Spiritual Transformation
Providing a message of liberation from the oppressive religious environment of our day or to those experiencing God for the first time is what guides our ministry. We believe that when people are invited to experience God through the life and ministry of Christ, lives will be transformed.

Social Action
Working to talk less and do more, we are committed to resisting the structures that oppress people and standing with to those who suffer under the weight of oppressive systems, being guided always by our commitment to Global Human Rights.

Sunshine Cathedral strongly promotes MCC founder Troy Perry’s original Three-Pronged Gospel:
~ Christian Salvation (saved from hopelessness, degradation, & despair)
~ Christian Community (modeled after the healing love demonstrated by Jesus, inclusive of those who identify as Christian and those who don’t)
~ Christian Social Action (justice work to build the kin-dom of God on earth)

And Sunshine Cathedral shares the values articulated in the Mission and Vision of the International Council of Community Churches:
Mission: “As people devoted to following Christ we are committed to community, to treasuring diversity, to living our faith in service and love.”
Vision: “To affirm individual freedom of conscience, protect and promote congregational self-determination, proclaim that the love of God – which united – can overcome any division, be an integral partner in the worldwide ecumenical movement.”

 

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