You make this holy ministry possible!
“When we contribute to this work, the gifts we give are not simply transactional; they are transformational. We give so that people who have been hurt; people who are burnt-out on church; people who are not really sure if they have a place at the table; people who are not really sure if they are loved by God; people like me; might have a personal experience of welcome and belonging. As Disciples, as a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world, we give because we understand that we are called to extend welcome and offer belonging to others; just as we belong because welcome was first extended to us.“
-Alysha Laperche, they/them/theirs
Thank you for being a part of widening the welcome of all at God’s table.
More info about membership can be found here. You can join in AllianceQ’s mission to transform the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) into a just and inclusive church that welcomes persons of all gender expressions and sexual identities into full life and leadership of the church.
“I am a member of the Disciples Alliance Q because I cannot imagine being a church that is not welcoming. The Alliance breathes welcome into our Assemblies, regional structures, and congregations. Where else can Disciples get quality information and process for widening our welcome that is also geared so well for our kind of witness? I am a member because membership helps get the job done. We know that simple truth in the local church and it applies to the general church too. Connectedness and money keep alive the welcome that is making houses of worship a place to call home. Would we have it any other way? Thanks AllianceQ!”
– Rev. Jimmy Spear (he/him/his) First Christian Church, Columbia, MO
“To honor the memory of my Great-aunts’ loving partnership, and so that no-one else has to have their partner listed as their ‘sister’ in their obituary.”
– James Gibson (he/him/his) Athens, GA
We know you have gifts to bring to the table as we widen the welcome at the table. More quotes and more about membership + belonging here. Thank you for giving all you can to shape stories of welcome as we live into God’s story of love and grace.