VerIfied Clear Membership: our pilot program

Commons Church

2404 Kensington Rd NW
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Leadership

Pastor:
Jeremy Duncan
Gender:
Man
Race:
White
LGBTQIA:
Yes
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LGBTQIA:
Yes
Officiates LGBTQ weddings: Actively Discerning
Hires LGBTQ+:
Yes
Ordains LGBTQ+: Yes
Any LGBTQIA individuals serving in church's leadership team: Yes

LGBTQ Policy

Verified Clear

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The church has a clear page on their LGBTQ Policies

Excerpt: "We welcome LGBTQ+ persons to participate at all levels in the life of Commons Church: sharing in the sacraments, serving in ministry, joining in membership, and leading in community."

"Our clergy who choose to hold credentials with the Evangelical Covenant Church do not preform same sex marriages in line with the posture of the denomination."

Survey response from church:

"Currently, our denomination does not allow clergy to perform same-sex marriages. We are on record with the ECC having requested freedom for pastors to follow their pastoral conscience in these matters so that we can perform weddings at Commons. Anything that is the domain of the local church, including the use of the facility for same-sex marriages, baptism, membership and leadership, are open to LGBTQ persons. What we are actively discerning is how long we are willing to continue in partnership with the ECC given their current restrictions."

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LGBTQIA in Leadership

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Women can preach:
Yes
Women can be ordained:
Yes
Women can be elders:
Yes
Women can be senior pastor:
Yes
Senior pastor is female or non-binary: No
50% or more of leadership team are women and/or non-binary: Yes
Regularity of women and/or non-binary preachers: Monthly

Women in Leadership Policy

Verified Clear

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Last updated 3/21/18