We welcome all at Ministry with Community. All races and ethnicities, all religions (and those who are not religious), all sexual orientations, all gender identities, all languages, and all disabilities. All who enter our building are welcome, valued, and respected. This has always been true for us, but we think that it’s an important message to be clear about. That’s why we printed it on a couple of colorful banners that now hang in the entrance and dining room of our building.
It isn’t enough just to be welcoming. Ministry with Community staff regularly attend trainings and workshops to learn more about how we can serve our members and community in the most equitable way. Recent staff trainings have included education about systemic racism, the LGBTQAI+ community, and ableism. In February, an Anti-racism Committee was formed as an official Committee of our Board of Directors. This Committee’s goal is to ensure that our practices and services aren’t oppressing or creating barriers for those we serve, employ, and interact with.
At Ministry with Community, acceptance extends not only to our members, but also to our staff, leadership, volunteers, and anyone who walks through our doors.