RIC - Peace Lutheran Church (Gahanna)

Nov 15, 2021

Welcome to Forward Church's RIC Page

About Forward Church

Welcome to Forward Church, a dynamic and inclusive community where people from all backgrounds gather to explore and strengthen their faith. We are dedicated to spreading the message of love, peace, and unity in Gahanna and beyond. Our commitment to inclusivity and acceptance is reflected in our Reconciling in Christ (RIC) program, which creates a safe and supportive space for everyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Our Beliefs and Values

At Forward Church, we believe in the transformative power of God's love. Our faith is rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ, and we strive to follow his example by embracing compassion, forgiveness, and grace. We believe that we are called to be a beacon of hope in our community, reaching out with open hearts and open minds to everyone who seeks spiritual growth and connection.

Reconciling in Christ (RIC)

The RIC program at Forward Church is an integral part of our commitment to inclusivity and justice. We proudly affirm and welcome all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, into the full life and ministry of our church. Our RIC community understands the importance of embracing diverse identities and experiences, and we actively work to dismantle barriers to acceptance and understanding.

A Welcoming and Supportive Community

Joining Forward Church's RIC community means becoming part of a loving and supportive family. We celebrate diversity and create an atmosphere where everyone feels valued and respected. Our RIC committee organizes various events, discussions, and resources to engage in open dialogue and educate the wider congregation about LGBTQ+ issues.

Worship and Fellowship Opportunities

Worship is at the core of our spiritual journey. Every Sunday, we gather as a community to praise, reflect, and celebrate together. Our services are designed to be inclusive, uplifting, and thought-provoking. As a member of the RIC community, you will find yourself embraced by a congregation that sings, prays, and shares in the joy of fellowship.

Education and Advocacy

Continued education is crucial to fostering an inclusive and loving environment. At Forward Church, we offer various educational opportunities, including workshops, seminars, and guest speakers, to enhance our understanding of LGBTQ+ issues and promote equality. We also encourage our RIC members to engage in advocacy initiatives within the broader community, striving to build a more just and compassionate society.

Join Us Today

If you are looking for a church community that embraces diversity and promotes inclusivity, we invite you to join us at Forward Church. Our RIC community offers a warm, accepting, and nurturing space for individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Together, we strive to create a world where love knows no boundaries. Come and experience the transformative power of faith in action.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our RIC program, please don't hesitate to reach out to us:

We look forward to welcoming you into our RIC community at Forward Church. Together, let's create a world where love and acceptance thrive!

Cheryl Shindruk
It's inspiring to see the Forward Church's RIC program fostering an inclusive community that embraces love, peace, and unity. Well done!
Nov 10, 2023
Bill Hollibaugh
💛💒 Embracing love, peace, and unity, Forward Church's RIC program is creating an inclusive community for all. Welcome!
Oct 8, 2023