NEW STORY: CHandra ryder, Rain city church

Metropolitan Interdenominational Church

2128 11th Avenue North
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Leadership

Pastor:
Rev. Edwin C. Sanders, II
Gender:
Race:
No items found.
LGBTQIA:
Yes
Pastor:
Gender:
Race:
No items found.
LGBTQIA:
Yes
Officiates LGBTQ weddings: Yes
Hires LGBTQ+:
Yes
Ordains LGBTQ+: Yes
Any LGBTQIA individuals serving in church's leadership team:

LGBTQ Policy

Verified Clear

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The church's Values page clearly states that it is radically inclusive and reconciling.

A pastoral assistant on the church staff identifies as gay and was the first openly gay clergy person to be ordained by the church.

The church has an inclusive ministry to those living with HIV/AIDS.

Reference Links

Church is listed as a Welcoming and Affirming Congregation by the Institute of Welcoming Resources of the National LGBTQ Task Force

Church is hosting the 2018 Soul's a' Fire 6 conference of the Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion African-American Roundtable and Many Voices, which focuses on Black Queer Theology.

"This Man Doesn't Have a Prayer," an article about the pastor's 2002 gubernatorial run, notes that "In his sermons, [Reverend] Sanders reaches out to minorities, women, homosexuals and other historically marginalized groups."

Notes

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 is not male:
Regularity of female or non-binary preachers:

Women in Leadership Policy

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Notes

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Last updated 11/19/2017