Faith Lutheran Church is a Reconciling in Christ Congregation registered with Reconciling Works. We warmly welcome gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals to be a part of our worship and our faith community. Choose to become part of a diverse congregation where many talents create a fulfilling spiritual encounter, and where you will always be loved and accepted as God created you to be.
Reflecting the diverse populations of Phoenix, Faith Lutheran was the first Lutheran Church in Arizona to incorporate an outreach to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) population. The national ELCA affirms the gifts and welcomes LGBT persons of faith in the national church. We recognize the sanctity of value of LGBT relationships and therefore, are permitted to perform weddings, unions, and blessings for LBGT couples. Furthermore, within the ELCA, LGBT persons who are in a committed and monogamous relationship and/or marriage are permitted to become ordained as ministers of Word and Sacrament.
If you are an LGBT person of faith, you and your family will always be at home with us at Faith Lutheran Church.
Many in our congregation are openly LGBT and are a unique and valued part of our congregational family. We hope that you will consider attending Faith ELCA for a visit!