Young Adult Ministry
Hi folks, I lead a young adult ministry at my church that meets every Friday Night. I just wrote the following "agreements" that I would like to add to the meetings as a group reading before the meeting starts. What do you think?
Thanks for your input!
Fuel is the Young Adult Ministry of MCC Austin. We have been created as a ministry for young adults to be led by young adults. Our goals are to help each other:
Create powerful, life-long friendships
Love & enjoy our lives
Please join us in reading our Agreements:
We know that MCC Austin is a “Caring, Inclusive & Progressive” Christian church and we agree to honor the same values:
o Caring—By knowing God’s love for us, we can show it to others. We show this love to each other by being understanding of our differences, compassionate of our individual challenges and by encouraging each other as we become who God is calling us to be. In all that we do, will honor God’s love for ourselves and each other.
o Inclusive—We know that the message of God’s love is for everyone, without exception. We strive to be committed to being inclusive by welcoming everyone: lesbian, gay, bisexual, straight, transgendered & those who are questioning. We value & honor the contributions of both women and men, in our faith history and here in our church and in Fuel. We acknowledge that in the same way nothing separates us from God, nothing will separate us from each other: Not race, color, faith background, gender, sexual orientation, appearance, finances, disabilities, health, etc.
o Progressive—We know that fundamentalist and extremist theology has been the source of great injustice in our lives and throughout Christian history. As a Progressive Christian church and ministry, we welcome the opportunity to investigate our beliefs and the beliefs of others & discover new answers about what it means to love God and to be a modern day Christian in today’s world. We place a high value on the uniqueness and the variety of our individual faith backgrounds and we know it is more important for us to be together and love each other than it is for us to be the same.