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First Congregational Church UCC Columbus

444 East Broad Street
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LGBTQ Policy

Women in Leadership Policy

Leadership

Pastor:
Rev. Timothy Carl Ahrens
Gender:
Man
Race:
White
LGBTQIA:
Yes
Pastor:
Gender:
Race:
No items found.
LGBTQIA:
Yes
Officiates LGBTQ weddings:
Hires LGBTQ+:
Ordains LGBTQ+:
Any LGBTQIA individuals serving in church's leadership team:

LGBTQ Policy

Unclear: Affirming

Web Links

Open and Affirming Statement

Sermon: "Sabbath: Rest as Resurrection," (Timothy Arens, April 2014.)

Excerpt: 

"No matter who – no matter what – no matter where we are on life's journey – notwithstanding race, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, class or creed – we all belong to God and to one worldwide community of faith."

Reference Links

Notes

Its actively enforced policy only communicates affirmation of sexual orientation but not gender identity. The website contains some affirming language about gender identity in peripheral documents, like this 2014 sermon. However, the policies on gender identity are not easily found on its website. Thus, its score is Unclear: Affirming.

LGBTQIA in Leadership

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Women can preach:
Women can be ordained:
Women can be elders:
Women can be senior pastor:
Senior pastor is female or non-binary:
50% or more of leadership team are women and/or non-binary:
Regularity of women and/or non-binary preachers:

Women in Leadership Policy

Clear: Egalitarian

Notes

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Last updated 5/22/2018