One of our missions at Living the Questions is to help individuals connect with progressive Christians in their community and to help progressive Christians connect on a global level. You are NOT alone. We invite you to look for a group using our directory. If you would like to have your group added, please visit the Submit New Group page.
Next Level Emergence
Helping individuals and collectives develop spiritually beyond only traditional formulations to higher levels of spiritual development.
Davidson United Methodisth Church
The Guild for Spiritual Guidance
We are a contemplative organization steeped in the works of Teilhard de Chardin, Carl Jung, Mystics, and Sacred Activism
Lutheran Church of the Cross
A congregation of the ELCiC; members of the Calgary Alliance for the Common Good; LGBTQ2SIA+ welcoming and affirming; engaged with the Turkish Islamic community; and seeking to live out God’s love for the whole world together.
First United Methodist Church
Faith and Justice
Presbytery of South Alabama Resource Center
This is a Resource Center; we have your resources provided by LTQ and we make them available to churches.
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto, UCC
Our congregation is in the heart of Silicon Valley. Our ~750 members are technology professionals, Stanford professors, real estate developers, venture capitalists, philanthropists, artists/creatives, volunteers, school teachers, caregivers, house painters, day laborers, and more. We are open and affirming to LGBTQ+ folx, immigrants/refugees, and others who may be left out or shunned, knowing that God’s beloved community celebrates the gifts of ALL. We are actively seeking to be better stewards of creation. We are a curious bunch, always seeking to learn more about scripture, the Christian tradition, other faiths, and the needs of our neighbors, so that we might continually discern our particular call to share God’s love with the world in this time and in this place.
Rockville United Church
Welcome to Rockville United Church, a place of worship for everyone: people of all races, creeds, sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, economic circumstances: adults, teens, and little ones.
We come from a variety of faith backgrounds: besides Presbyterian and United Church of Christ, some of us were Catholic, Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist, Unitarian, and other denominations. Consequently, we are a theologically diverse group. Some of us are brand new; excited to be beginning our journeys of faith. Others of us are long-time members curious and still searching for answers. Many of us have felt unloved and rejected by our home churches. Wherever you are in your journey, we welcome you!
At RUC, we value God and experience God’s exuberant and healing love. We profess a belief in a greater power and seek to understand the true meanings of the teachings of Jesus. We are a compassionate, mission-oriented congregation where life is celebrated through worship and programs that let us put our faith into action.
Pewee Valley Presbyterian Church
162 member congregation
St. Stephens-Bethlehem UCC
Online offering through the coronavirus epidemic Tuesday evenings 7:30-9:30 and Thursday afternoon 10-12
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (ELCIC)
Gloria Dei’s vision is to be a caring community of Christians that worships God and shows concern and compassion for our neighbours.
Find us on Facebook for regular updates @GloriaDeiWinnipeg
St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church
St. Mary Magdalene’s is a small, passionate, eucharistic parish in the heart of Vancouver, steps away from Vancouver General Hospital and City Hall. Committed to a progressive Christian faith, we are exploring radical theology – the weakness of god (without the certainty suggested by capital letters)- praying, praising, lamenting and singing, inspired by spirit. Our liturgy is an offering which we create together, voices shared in word and song, cradled in silence. Everyone is invited – come join the feast!
First Congregational United Church of Christ
We are an Open and Affirming congregation of progressive Christians.
United Church of Christ (Congregational) San Luis Obispo
Our Living the Questions 2.0 study will be launching April 2020. Please contact Pastor Jason at email@example.com for more info. Our church’s mission is to love, do justice, and walk humbly with our God. We look forward to meeting you and exploring great theological questions together!
Hope Lutheran Church of Bozeman MT
Emanuel Church, Hales Corners United Church of Christ
A coupe years ago Emanuel Completed a future-looking process and we are committed to fulfilling this vision as, “a growing, mission-driven community in Christ, providing opportunities for every person to explore their faith and passions to serve God and work with others. We seek to journey on Jesus’ path as modern-day disciples. We seek to extravagantly welcome everyone to engage in ministries of compassion through multi-faceted communication. We hold crucial conversations causing us to grow in our faith and realize the deep love of God. We expect to learn and grow from your presence among us.”
As an Open and Affirming congregation, responding to God’s love, we seek to be, “A faith “family” of every configuration, celebrate Diversity and Inclusiveness, engage joyously in God’s mission, practice radical hospitality, continue our commitment to spiritual growth and discernment, and rejoice in artistic expressions.”
Christ Presbyterian Church in Terra Linda
Painting the Stars
Tuesdays noon – 1:30 p.m.
Drop ins welcome
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
We’re a small but mighty group of progressive christians who explore what it means to be a follower of Jesus in our day and place. We have a community meal, homeless transitional housing on site, Community to Community Garden on site for migrant families and children. We are Open and Affirming congregation with a welcoming spirit. I’m pretty sure we own the entire curriculum from Living the Questions.
University Baptist & Brethren Church
University Baptist & Brethren Church has two denominations, American Baptist and Church of the Brethren. A welcoming group of people, who are growing in faith, love, courage and compassion.
We are an Open and Affirming congregation. Progressive and growing in faithfulness
All Saints Floreat Uniting Church – Creative Living Centre
Progressive Christian Network WA – Floreat UC Creative Living Centre
Union Church United Church of Christ
We welcome all to come and join us! We meet on Wednesdays at 5pm in the Lounge at Union Church.
First Presbyterian Church
Adult Educational Class starting Nov. 10th at 9:30am.
Manotick United Church
A group interested in the connection of science and Christianity.
Living Presence Sangha
Living Presence is a Zen Community, we connect to the Wisdom Traditions of all faiths. We are a small community of 22, we offer Zen Meditation, Buddhist/Christian Liturgy and Social Service,weekend retreats, Education. Roshi Ankai is a Buddhist Priest as well as a Christian Minister FCM all are welcome.
Christ Presbyterian Church (AKA Christ Church Emerging)
Christ Church Emerging is an intimate, small group community of Jesus-followers. We celebrate creative, multi-sensory, multi-tradition, participatory worship Sundays at 10:00am. We gather around a voluntary Covenant of spiritual practices, which participants reconsider and renew annually, to guide each person’s spiritual growth and commitment to making the ways of Jesus a practical priority in life. It is not required to participate in the Covenant to gather with us. (View Covenant here: http://christchurchemerging.org/about-us/covenant-of-commitment/)
Anyone is welcome to sojourn among us to discern whether or how Christ is their spiritual home.
Christ Church Emerging’s callings include: GLBTQI+ welcome, Interfaith engagement, GreenFaith Sanctuary ‘Green’ spirituality, 12 Step recovery, Domestic Violence Response and Poverty activism.
Padoquohan Medicine Lodge, Inc
Padoquohan Medicine Lodge, Inc., is a grassroots Prayer Group with outreach to help Families in Crisis – substandard housing, grandmothers/mothers raising children in a Reservation community whose population lives at 60% poverty level; Founding Pastor also affiliated with the PCUSA (First Pres., Potsdam; REAC and NACC national Committiees) and the Northeast Jurisdiction of the Native American Ministries of the UMC. Thank you for your making these study materials available for progressive and inter-faith Spiritual Groups. May the Great Spirit Continue to bless you all.
Wilmington NC Progressive Christians
Progressive minded clergy and lay leaders seeking colleagues for fellowship and support.
St. Paul United Church of Christ
St. Paul UCC is a small but spiritually mighty rural church in southern Illinois. We have participated in Living the Questions and look forward to Saving Jesus.
New Ark United Church of Christ
The 5 Distinctive Identities of the New Ark UCC
Introduction: These statements are an attempt to put into words who we are as Church. Woven through them is the common thread of our life as a community.
“No matter who you are or where you are on your life’s journey, you’re welcome here.” – United Church of Christ Welcome Statement
We are a progressive Christian congregation, open and welcoming of all. We strive to live the life that Jesus calls us to live. We have diverse, evolving theological perspectives. We are conventional Christians, questioning skeptics, believers, agnostics and seekers. We welcome questions and a searching spirit. As part of our evolving theological curiosity, we value the education of all ages as a process throughout our lives in which we can reevaluate our faith perspective. We believe that God is still being revealed to us, thus we “never put a period where God has placed a comma.”
“We are called to worship God as an enthusiastic community with all people of all ages fully participating in their own way.” – New Ark UCC Mission Statement
We gather as a community of faith to explore our understandings of God. We affirm God’s all-embracing nature by striving to use inclusive language and to be intergenerational in worship. We are creative and informal in our worship but not unstructured.Services normally follow the standard Biblical lectionary, although other appropriate writings may be included. Lay participation and planning for worship with the pastor is important to the congregation.Music is integral to each service, with music and hymns chosen to support and enhance the worship experience. The weekly message, children’s time, the sharing of prayer concerns and celebrations, and the closing benediction circle are essential to the worship experience.
Your voice matters. Really.
As followers of Jesus, we seek to do God’s will in all matters. The governing body of this church is the membership assembled in congregational meetings. Our members do the work of the church and make the decisions.We strive to reach consensus; we work hard to make sure that all voices are heard as we determine the direction, mission priorities, and future of our church.
Jesus said, “Love God, love your neighbors, love yourself.” And we do.
We each have our own unique story. No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey; no matter your race, gender, orientation, age, abilities, or beliefs, you are recognized as one of God’s magnificent creations.We welcome you with abundant love and invite you to participate in all aspects of church, community life, and practices.
We seek to do justice and make peace in the world.
The New Ark’s Mission Statement includes: “to use all our resources for God’s work, seeking justice and peace in the world.” The center of our mission logo is Matthew 22: 36-40 “… You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind…You shall love your neighbor as yourself…”
As a Just Peace, Open and Affirming, and Earthwise congregation, the New Ark has built its reputation as a congregation active in social justice issues. Joining our efforts with other partners, we aim to put our heart, education, money, and time toward the fulfillment of these goals (including but not limited to):
Abolition of poverty, homelessness, and hunger
Assurance of human rights and challenge of systems of exploitation
Elimination of all discrimination due to race, religion, age, ability, gender, sexual orientation, and gender expression
Stewardship and healing of our environment
Reform of the criminal justice system
Prevention of gun violence
Welcome and hospitality for immigrants and refugees
We strive to be aware of other issues that threaten equality and acceptance in our communities, our nation, and our world.
United Church of Huntsville
An Open and Affirming congregation, the United Church of Huntsville is inclusive to all. We strive to humbly walk the path of Jesus and to show love and justice in our church and in the world around us.
Pine Street Church
Progressive Body of Faith. Inspired by the radical hospitality of Jesus. Mantra: Embrace Everyone.
United Church of Ferndale UCC/UMC
United Church of Ferndale is an open affirming and reconciling congregation that is affiliated with both the United Church of Christ and United Methodist.
Church of the Palms
The Palms United Church of Christ is a progressive Open and Affirming (ONA) Christian church in Sun City, Arizona.
Our mission: Sharing God’s unconditional love, justice, and extravagant welcome.
No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.
College Hill Presbyterian Church
Progressive Theology, Traditional Worship, Inclusive Congregation
First Presbyterian Church –Eau Claire, WI
Faith Formation for adults at First Presbyterian Church, Eau Claire, WI includes several offerings throughout the week and an adult class and discussion group which meets Sunday mornings at 9am. The group explores information from books, speakers and digital resources on a variety of topics from social justice, current events, literature and psychology as well as Biblical exploration followed by a facilitated discussion about the material presented and living faithfully.
Leura Uniting Church
A group exploring life, questions, faith and science and how the conversation they create, contributes to our faith journey, and understanding of God; and the way we approach and use the Scriptures.
Newark Valley United Church of Christ
We are a Forward looking small, rural, progressive church sharing a journey as seekers of Christ’s hope and example. We are Open and Affirming. All are welcome! Seekers, skeptics, believers and non believers are welcome through our doors. Our core beliefs are founded upon the life and love of Jesus…that we are called to love God, and to love our neighbors. These are the foundation of how we live as a congregation: 1) Love God with all your heart, mind, and soul. 2) Love your neighbor as yourself. 3) We’re all students of Jesus. We join the work of God to bring peace to the world. We follow the words and work of Jesus and stand on the side of the oppressed. We follow the Spirit where she leads us to fight injustice and work to grow a just and peaceful world. We are reminded that we are all a loved son, daughter, and child of God. Worthy, beautiful, and enough. All are works in progress. We are a small rural progressive church that worships together on Sunday mornings, share time with each other with food and friendship, and are working to expand artistic and musical expression as prayer. We host music shows, a juried justice oriented Art Show and Competition in the Fall, as well as a Spring Earth Day Art Show. We minister through a variety of activities including monthly book Meet Ups, free or donation based Community Meals, Poetry and Spoken Word Jams, as well as our monthly Sunday evening meal where all are welcome, before our evening Communion service.
We also support Northern Tioga County Neighbors in Need as well as host the Community Thanksgiving Dinner. We don’t pretend to “have all of the answers,” however, we are earnest in our efforts to grow as individuals and as a community of faith. We strive to be a safe space where your mind and soul can be nourished. We practice equality in leadership, where each person’s voice and gifts are welcomed and valued. We Call out God’s image in each other to restore and maintain dignity.
Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church
Zion St. Joe United Church of Christ
First Presbyterian Church, Smithtown, LI, NY
Semaphore Uniting Church
I’m 39.. I’ve been going to Ordinary Life for 4 years. I can honestly say, I have grown more in the past 4 years, than I have in my 35 previous years.
Holy Covenant MCC
Holy Covenant MCC is an open and affirming Christian community of faith that has been serving the Chicagoland area since March 30, 1975. We celebrate our call to embody the spirit of hospitality. It is in this spirit that we welcome people of all genders, races, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages and socio-economic means to participate in the full life and ministry of our church.
We explore our faith in a safe, non-judgmental environment. We celebrate the contributions of Christianity and other faith traditions to our understanding and experience of the Divine, Just, and Creative Presence many call “God.”
The Worship Team nurtures the corporate worship life of our congregation as inspiring, celebratory, and centered on the faithful proclamation of Scripture and communion celebration. We celebrate an open communion, which means you do not have to be a member of Holy Covenant or any other church to participate. Everyone is welcome to the table with whatever beliefs or doubts they may have.
Our Sunday worship service is held at 10:00 a.m., followed by our social hour which includes food and invigorating conversation.
Serving in the heart of Ann Arbor since 1833. Open and Affirming Covenant.
Univeristy Christian Church
University Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)/United Church of Christ is a progressive, welcoming, Open & Affirming community that brings people together through worship, love, faith, and service to others by following the example of Jesus Christ.
University Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)/United Church of Christ strives to be a people of grace and welcome to all God’s children though differing in race, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, ethnicity, marital status, physical or mental ability, political stance or theological perspective.
Established in 2003, Christian Outlaws is a class that meets every Sunday morning at Cumming First United Methodist Church in Forsyth County, Georgia. We welcome people of all ages, from all faiths and all walks of life. We seek to live the questions and grow in our understanding of who we are called to be as followers of Christ.
Colonial Church in Prairie Village
We’re a progressive, inclusive church community looking into the important questions of our time.
AUMC Small Group
We are a mixed group of AUMC looking to meet in unusal places to discuss Jesus in the 21 Century. To date, we had met at the Good Shepherd’s Craft Brewery. We will meet there again this Wednesday at 6:30. Time and place may change from week to week.
The Congregational Church United Church of Christ
We are an Open and Affirming congregation. Meaning: We are open to and affirming of all people within the LGBTQ community and believe ministers can be gay and married and faithful Christians. We have a Sacred Forest behind our church for meditation and several Spiritual Study adult groups. All are welcome!
First Presbyterian Church
We would like to use Living the Question in one of our adult study groups.
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Small congregation currently between pastors. Open to progressive ideas and historically engaged in social justice. Welcoming to new members!
Immanuel Presbyterian Church
Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Small progressive parish in an increasingly conservative, evangelical diocese.
St. Paul’s Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
St. Paul’s is a multicultural, multi-generational church that cares about making a positive difference in the community and the world. We welcome all people to participate as their whole, real, authentic selves as they serve and lead in the church and the wider community. Our members are both native-born North Carolinians and refugees from Vietnam, and everything in between. On Sunday mornings, we have an informal, discussion-based Brunch Worship service at 9:02am and a more traditional sanctuary worship service at 11 am. We share communion each week, and believe that all persons are welcome to share in God’s love at the table and beyond.
First Congregational United Church of Christ
We are an Open and Affirming community of Christian faith that seeks to embody God’s love. As such, we welcome without judgement all who dare to trust, respect, and think while on their spiritual journey.
Living the Questions Sunday School Class
We are a reconciling class of progressive seekers.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
We are a small community of faith that intentionally reaches out into our community through meals, outreach programs, volunteer work in food banks, etc.
Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Building faith by engaging our minds
Massachusetts Conference United Church of Christ
Judicatory office and resources for the United Church of Christ congregations in Massachusetts
Oceanview United Methodist Church
We are a congregation of about 200 weekly. Worship with the band at 9 am or come at 11 am to hear the pipe organ and choir. We are welcoming and affirming of everyone with out reguard to age, race, gender, sexuality identity, intellectual or physical ability.
Trinity Presbyterian Church
We are an open and inclusive PCUSA church that welcomes questions and discussion about issues of biblical understanding, faith, and practice.
St. Andrew United Methodist
St. Andrew is a large United Methodist congregations in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.
weeWONDERBOX (Wild Goose Resource Group + Iona Community)
weeWONDERBOX is an event and education programme, jointly organised by The Iona Community and the Wild Goose Resource Group.
We run a programme of events – mainly located on the south-side of Glasgow, at The Iona Community’s Community House, but also occasionally elsewhere.
We have previously run the following LTQ courses:
– Living The Questions 2.0
– Saving Jesus
– Violence Divine
You can check out our current and future programme for other opportunities to engage in LTQ courses (and other similar) here: https://www.wildgoose.scot
We are also a registered LTQ Resource Centre. This means local churches and groups can hire LTQ DVD-based programmes from us, at affordable rates.
Likewise, local churches and groups can buy LTQ DVD-based programmes from us. For more information: https://www.wildgoose.scot/product-category/other-bits/living-the-questions/
Trinity United Methodist Church
We seek to be a joyful people daring to live out God’s inclusive vision of justice, love, and reconciliation in midtown Kansas City. Tex Sample is our pastor.
The Palisades Presbyterian Church
More Light, open & inclusive community of faith. We are committed to living out the radical love and hospitality of Jesus.
We believe Christianity is not a system of beliefs but a way of life grounded in the life of Jesus which is the way of love.
St George’s United Reformed Church Morpeth
Hinshaw United Methodist
Welcoming and affirming. Multi-racial. LTQ2 SS class, progressive book/bible study weekly.
City United Reformed Church, Cardiff
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
St. Paul’s welcomes you! Every week at Communion, we repeat: no matter who you are, you are welcome and expected. We engage in beautiful worship, with inclusive-language prayer, justice-oriented preaching, amazing music, and the opportunity to gather at Christ’s table to be fed and sent to do Christ’s work in the world.
Our children’s education is as progressive as our adult programming. From the first, children are taught about God’s inclusive love. Lessons include care for the earth, Bible stories, and stories from other traditions that help to build children who have faith, a moral sensibility, and a widely inclusive view of the world.
With strong adult education offerings, many outreach opportunities, a truly top-notch preschool, a big organic garden, and so much more, St. Paul’s is a place where you can be welcomed, fed, and sent.
Worship: Saturday 5 pm; Sunday 8 am and 930 am – single Sunday service in the summer at 10 am. Come and see!
Rutgers Presbyterian Church
We are a progressive More Light Presbyterian congregation in the Upper West Side of Manhattan just off the Broadway next to the 72nd subway station on lines 1,2,3.
Bethany Presbyterian Church
Small Urban multicultural Theological Liberal Inclusive congregation.
Christ Lutheran Church
Christ Lutheran Church is an open and affirming family of faith.
Our Mission: As followers of Jesus Christ, we at Christ Lutheran Church seek to share God’s word, to show God’s love, and to serve God’s world, proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ to all people.
LONG RANGE GOALS
Nurture and support the spiritual life of the congregation to cultivate a deeper awareness of our relationship with God and God’s work in our lives (expand faith centered activities).
Maintain a strong ministry of service and advocacy in our larger community – locally, nationally, internationally (sharpen the focus of social programs).
Create a structure in which the service ministries of CLC are reviewed, evaluated, and prioritized (local / national / international).
Increase communities awareness of Christ Lutheran Church (i.e. create stronger visibility).
Be a high functioning and efficient faith-based organization.
Assess leadership, governing structure, staff and volunteer structure.
Use resources effectively to support mission and goals.
Trinity Cathedral Columbia
Allianne Duvall and I dpfacilitate The Ark Group at Trinity Cathedral. We are a group of women interested in exploring the questions of theoogy and growing our faith. Our greatest desire is to expand our understanding of making meaning.
First Congregational Church of San Jose
We celebrate the diversity and glory of God’s creation through a covenant with the Divine and with one another. We commit ourselves to be active disciples of Jesus Christ through acts of justice and service as we walk humbly with our God.
Plattsburgh United Methodist Church
We are a progressive UMC looking to offer this curriculum!
Riverside United Methodist Church
Have regularly used Living the Questions for years.
Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church
Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church is a progressive church that encourages interfaith dialog and is welcoming of all faith traditions. The Muslim Community in the Summit County meets for Friday prayer in our church. The Synagogue of the Summit celebrates their high holidays in our sanctuary. The High Country Unitarian Universalist Fellowship also meets in our building. We have relationship with all these groups and work on many communal projects together.
Our members are highly educated people hungry for a progressive theology and interpretation of the scriptures.
Our welcome statement includes the following affirmation:
In the spirit of the Reformation, Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church
continually seeks meaningful ways of expressing our commitment
to the life and teachings of Jesus.
We do this by…
-welcoming all people to full participation in our community of faith.
-recognizing there are many ways to God.
-striving to be compassionate toward all of creation.
-aspiring to live what we believe.
-respecting diversity of thought and opinion.
-working for peace and justice for all people and all creation.
-committing ourselves to serving others.
Grace Presbyterian Church, Walnut Creek
Grace Presbyterian is a congregation, of mostly older adults, with various offerings over the years, on Sunday mornings following worship. In the past 10+ years it has offered a good number of the Living the Question curricula. These curricula have been most stimulating and well received.
Crest Manor Church of the Brethren
Adult SS classes
Sulphur Springs UMC
A group of folks of various ages who enjoy discussing the topics that LTQ has in their materials. The chance to challenge previous beliefs and getting new understanding of Jesus and the bible is very much enjoyed and discussed.
Community of Christ
The Greenwood Village Community of Christ is a congregation of the denomination “Community of Christ.” We are an international church with over 250,000 members in 60 nations. Our denomination affirms the life and message of Jesus Christ and promotes communities of joy, hope, love, and peace. We are dedicated to reconciliation, healing of the spirit, and the pursuit of peace among all God’s people and creation. We practice open communion and honor the worth of all persons. We practice full inclusion and ordination for all, including women and LGBTQ persons, and are an official “Welcoming Congregation.”
The Greenwood congregation is warm, friendly, and welcoming to all. We are progressive, inquisitive, and known for challenging the status quo. Please see our denomination website (https://www.cofchrist.org/). for additional information about our Christian beliefs, Mission Initiatives, and Enduring Principles.
Plymouth Congregational, UCC, of Fort Wayne
Seeking to be a broader expression of Christian faith: open and affirming, just peace, Earthwise, global mission congregation.
First Presbyterian Church
A variety of offerings for adults on Sunday mornings and during the week.
Congregational United Church of Christ
Together Following Jesus on the Way of Radical Love: Radical Welcome, Spiritual Growth, Equity and Justice, Co-Creating, Courage, Humility, Joy.
Palma Anglican Church
First Presbyterian Church of Santa Fe
Active Sunday morning study and discussion group. Have used some LtQ resources previously. 2-4 other groups who would be interested.
Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church
Bible Study – Wednesdays at 3pm
Adult Ed – Sunday at 8:30am
Worship – Sunday at 10am
St. Francis in the Foothills UMC
Weekly Adult Education classes that have used several Living the Questions series, especially as a summer series.
Community Church of Atascadero
An Open & Affirming, Peace With Justice congregation, we welcome individuals and families of all ages, races, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions as they strive to function faithfully in response to the principles of love, peace, justice, grace and compassion expressed through the teachings of Jesus. Embracing a progressive understanding, we do not have all the answers but thrive on the questions as we seek a faith that is relevant in the 21st century.
Heart of Longmont
“Faith and Reason” adult discussion and action group reaching out to inspire the middle class and homeless communities to follow the way of Jesus of Nazareth and understand that the Bible is a collection of perceptions and interpretations written and collected by men based on the knowledge and cultural norms of the times. This is foundational to understand the current continuing evolution of “the way” in today’s matrix.and create followers…
An adult Sunday school group.
Anglican Parish of Lantz
Weekly study groups in a Parish with three congregations
Holy Trinity Episcopal
We have used many of your offerings for Sunday School classes and small groups. Awesome stuff. My favorite is Painting the Stars.
Advent Lutheran Church
Various Bible studies and faith formation groups for all ages and stages
Central United Methodist Church
Central United Methodist Church is a progressive congregation in a relatively conservative community. It is the only Reconciling Congregation on the UMC in Skagit County, WA. It’s adult class has used several video series from Living the Questions, and has studied numerous books by various progressive Christian authors. Central UMC seeks to have a visible presence in the community by supporting the local food bank, providing school supplies for homeless students in the local school system, witness to the inclusion of the LGBTQ population in our church, and provides free dinners to the community the last full week of each month. While the congregation may be aging, it is very much alive and is proud to be a progressive voice on our community.
White Rock United Methodist Church (Living the Question Sunday School Class)
Our particular class was first organized by Rev. Jack Soper to study Living the Question. It was put together for this particular study, but we have gone on to study other books as well from Living the Question. Our age range is from 20s to 70s and that has really added to the study and appreciation for the material.
White Rock has been a model for the varied interest and use of the square footage of the main building and a satellite location in service to the community. I think that the various studues have made us more aware of service and compassion for our neighbors.
All Saints of Big Sky
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Emmanuel Lutheran is an RIC congregation which means we have intentionally written and voted upon a welcoming statement, welcoming all of God’s children regardless of shape, size, economic status, religious background, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender identity or anything else that could divide us. We have a Living the Questions group that meets regularly along with another group that completed LtQ and is furthering their studies in progressive Christianity topics.
First Baptist of Salt Lake City
We are an Historic, ABC-USA, welcoming and affirming, progressive, Baptist church in Salt Lake City Utah.
Trinity United Church of Christ
A salt and pepper mid size congregation that is growing in theological perspective and acceptance of all people.
Beavercreek UCC is a small, rural church in the metro Portland area. It is an Open and affirming, Earthwise, and Just Peace congregation. BUCC is an active and welcoming congregation, filled with people who care for each other, the church, and the community. Progressive and fully inclusive. We love to gather, to eat, to learn, to ask questions, and to serve.
Community Friends Meeting (Quaker)
We have not used any of your materials yet, but are considering them for use in our adult education programs.
Donegal Presbyterian Church
We have used Living the Questions for adult Sunday school.
Mt. Zion UCC
Adult Christian Education
Irvington United Methodist Church
Broad Street United Methodist Church
Diverse inclusive urban congregation with traditional style worship and progressive ideas.
Christ UMC of Alsip
Small Group Bible Studies and Spiritual growth.
Foothills Congregational Church, UCC
We offer a variety of adult faith formation programs including a regular Thursday morning program and occasional Sunday series after the worship service.
Metropolitan Community Church of Tampa
LGBT affirming Christian Church with a heart for social justice.
First Presbyterian Church
Mosaic United Methodist Church
Progressive, welcoming community.
The purpose of Mosaic United Methodist Church is to welcome all to experience the radical love of God as together we create a beautiful community of justice, compassion, and faith. We welcome everyone to experience extravagant Grace by inviting all to full participation in the community of faith. We are a widening circle of all nationalities, races, classes, ages, families, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientations, abilities, and faiths.
Aurora Wesley United Methodist
Adult Study program
Crestholme Presbyterian Church
We are a generous, dwindling, welcoming, creative, aging, compassionate “traditional” prayerful / playful congregation…. in worship, our spirits soar; in “loving our neighbors” service, our tiny food pantry served / fed over 5000 individuals, last year — a faithful Biblical number! We’re grateful for our 95 years of ministry history; we’re passionate about today’s challenging opportunities; and hopeful about God’s promising tomorrows!
St. Paul Community of Christ Church
The St. Paul Community of Christ Church is a member congregation of the denomination “Community of Christ.” We are an international church with over 250,000 members in 60 nations.. Our denomination affirms the life and message of Jesus Christ and promotes communities of joy, hope, love, and peace. We are dedicated to reconciliation, healing of the spirit, and the pursuit of peace among all God’s people and creation. We practice open communion and honor the worth of all persons. We practice full inclusion and ordination for all, including women and LGBTQ persons, and are an official “Welcoming Congregation.”
The St. Paul congregation is warm, friendly, and welcoming to all. We are progressive, inquisitive, and known for challenging the status quo. We are involved with our local neighborhood and city, as well as our regional “Headwaters Mission Center” (https://www.headwatersmc.org/) and our denomination (https://www.cofchrist.org/). Please see our local website for greater details, as well as our Mission Center and denominational websites for additional information about our Christian beliefs, Mission Initiatives, and Enduring Principles.
St Augustine Uniting Church, Bunbury, Western Australia
Discussion and Fellowship Groups meeting at various times and places during the week.
Please email us for details
Sandy Springs Christian Church
University City United Church
Weekly Bible Lectionary Study, Weekly Prayer Group, Special Interfaith Events,
Monthly Book Discussion Group, Special Speaker’s or panels on subjects such as Open & Affirming,
Transgender, Race Relations, Get Out The Vote, National Alliance on Mental Illness,
Workshops on Homeless, Refugees, Human Trafficking,
Interfaith special events & Services for the elderly.
First Presbyterian Church
Congregation of 145 active members plus children. Many social justice-oriented activities including a garden that contributes to food pantries, a non-violence/gun violence prevention group, member church of JONAH (a Gammeliel organization), working at local homeless shelter and meal site, rallies, peace vigils, etc. We also have a small, but very active, group of children and youth and excellent music.
Englewood Christian Church
In our Sunday morning adult study we have gone through Living the Questions twice, Eclipsing Empire, and are currently going through Saving Jesus Redux.
Asbury United Methodist Church
We promote progressive, inclusive theology. Living the Questions material is the perfect curriculum to be used in small groups during Lent or Advent, for Sunday School Classes, Youth groups, UMW meetings.
First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown
In recent years, we have offered a number of Bible studies and discussion groups around world religions, Christian denominations, faith & science, faith & politics, church history & theology, faith & creation care, prayer & other spiritual practices, in addition to intensive Bible studies.
Oregon City United Methodist Church
Adult Sunday class. We make use of DVD’s available through the local conference which includes materials from Living the Questions and other sources.
University Baptist & Brethren Church
We are a dually aligned progressive congregation ((ABC-USA and the Church of the Brethren) in a university town.
We are an open and affirming, service and peace pursuing church.
Bethel Encino is a progressive, multicultural, LGBTQIA+ affirming Christian faith community located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley. Bethel means God’s House. When we are together and when we go out into the community, the divine spirit dwells in us. In all spaces Bethel Encino is:
A House for All
A House for Prayer
A House for Generation to Generation
A House of Justice
A House of Healing
We live out this calling through our four pillars of ministry: Worship, Discipleship, Fellowship, and Partnership.
Bethel Preschool offers classes for 4 months – age 5.
St. Albans Episcopal Church
We are an Education For Ministry (EFM) Alumni Group that has been meeting once per month (app,) for the last 4 years. All members have completed the 4 year EFM course from Swanee University.
St. John’s United Church
Alive in Christ and striving to learn what that means in small rural community.
First Christian Church of Orange
Emmaus Road Mennonite Fellowhip
College Mennonite Church
Borderlands Sunday School class
New Perspectives on Faith
Northside Drive Baptist Church
We are affiliated with the CBF and Alliance of Baptists. We are a progressive Baptist church with a traditional liturgy, celebrating same sex marriage and a theology of inclusion.
Longniddry Parish Church
Longniddry Parish Church is a friendly, broadly based congregation of open-minded, kind people. Our adult education group has hugely enjoyed exploring a wide range of Living the Questions courses over the last decade, helping to shape our thinking and our living in significant ways.
Elk Island Pastoral Charge
We are a United Church of Canada faith based congregation. There are 4 churches and one hospital under our ministry.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
We are “An Inclusive/Modern/Ancient/Church” in the progressive Highlands neighborhood of Louisville, KY, serving the Christ and community with “Open hearts, open minds, open doors for all God’s people.”
You will find a diverse and welcoming congregation steeped in the tradition of the Episcopal Church while embracing the modern world!
christ church meaford
Progressive Christians seeking to deepen our faith and serve our community.
Living Spirit United Church
Living Spirit is a small congregation of the United Church of Canada. The church is located in the Southwest quarter of the city.
Trinity Church of Austin
Trinity Church of Austin is a dynamic community of people who, through their trust in God’s faithfulness, strive to provide an inclusive, joyful, loving, and caring environment. Reaching out through vital and creative creation-centered worship, people-centered programs, and social and environmental stewardship, this congregation serves the local and global communities. We are a dual United Methodist and United Church of Christ congregation committed to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender inclusion.
Immanuel United Church of Christ
Adult Faith Formation
First Congregational UCC
Small town, rural Wisconsin congregation founded in 1843. Active membership with a wide range of theological and political view points. Our purpose is to welcome everyone as God’s children; to inspire and support growth in our faith as we embody God’s presence in our daily lives, our community and the world.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Progressive in Approach: Christlike in Action: Holy Cross is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. It is a fully inclusive community that explictly welcomes members of the LBGTQ community. With a strong emphasis on scholarship, the members of Holy Cross have created a unique environment that explores new ways of being “church” in these ever changing times.
Knox United Church
As a faith community we are committed to sharing God’s love and grace and to proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ through worship, study, work, action and fellowship. As the people of Knox United Church we aim to provide a safe, nurturing environment where we accept and welcome all into the life and ministry of the Knox family: persons of any age, colour, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, marital status, social or economic circumstance. We are dedicated to being good stewards of God’s world, working and living towards justice and freedom for all of God’s people. We are an Affirming Ministry in The United Church of Canada.
First Congregational Church
The only progressive church in a city of conservative churches.
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church
Episcopal parish serving the Five Cities/South County of San Luis Obispo County in the southern part of the Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real.
Rector: The Rev. Robert Keim.
St. John’s Episcopal Church
Using Saving Jesus redux right now. Used First Light and Eclipsing the Empire last year. Using Dream. Think. Be. Do. in the spring. Love your offerings!!
Kim Glenn, Associate Rector
Table of Hope Metropolitan Community Church
Common Ground: A United Methodist Community
Common Ground embraces a progressive theology. It’s mission statement reads, “Common Ground is a Christ-centered community living out Profound Inclusivity, Authentic Questions and Compassionate Justice.”
First Baptist Church
Community garden on site
Progressive adult Christian education class
Active in social justice issues
United Church of Christ Longmont
UCC Longmont has been a part of the Longmont Community since 1872 and stands out as a faith community with its bold stances on social justice issues, commitment to caring for the environment, desire for cooperation with other faith traditions, and dedication to serving neighbors in the wider community. We joyfully and unconditionally welcome all people of any age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, culture, ability, or sexual orientation and affirm the worth of all people as unique individuals made in God’s image.
Memorial Presbyterian Church
A progressive Christian church that is called to Connect, Inspire and Serve.
Regional Media Center
We are a long time member of LtQ and user of LtQ resources. We are an ecumenical, cross-faith resource center who mostly serves the Greater Northwest Episcopal Area of the UMC, which includes WA, OR, ID, and AK, and we regularly serve the Desert Southwest Conference also, which includes Arizona and portions of CA, and NV.
Chartwell Cooperating Church
Chartwell Cooperating Church has been a cooperating church of Anglicans, Methodists and Presbyterians since the early days of the Chartwell suburb. We seek to blend these Christian traditions in both worship and life and welcome people with different understandings of the Christian faith.
Gordon Pymble Uniting Church
Lakeside Presbyterian Church
Our small group study is called Learning Circle and has been meeting together for 17 years. We meet the 1st and 2nd Sundays of each month and have 13-20 members who participate at each study time.
Prairie Spirit United Church
We are an amalgamation of 3 United Churches and we are mainly an elderly congregation trying to figure out who we are. We have 2 wonderful ministers that are helping us decide the way in which we would like to worship by introducing many options to us. We are very active in our mission work and are looking for new ways to help our community, We are a very welcoming congregation, so if you happen to be by around 10:30 on a Sunday morning, please come in and see us.
First Presbyterian Church
Adult Education classes are offered by the pastor using Living the Questions materials throughout the year.
We are a young faith community with deep roots in Grand Island. Our congregation was formed in 2013 after two churches discerned that we could be better together. We desire to share God’s love through acts of care, generosity, friendliness, welcome, and service to community. We strive to be followers of Jesus by growing together in faith, knowledge and love of God, and being a light of hope to our neighbors through worship, study, and outreach.
Hope Lutheran Church
Hope Lutheran Church offers a wide spectrum of Christian education classes for all ages to assist with living the questions of our faith throughout lives. Our goal is to grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ as well live out our mission to welcome, equip, and serve all through the love of Christ.
Hillsborough United Church of Christ
A progressive, inclusive, creative, caring and kid friendly community of faith.
Christ Lutheran Church Journey Group
The Journey is a study, worship, and action group that is emerging here at Christ Lutheran Church, Hellertown. Out of a common need to grow and develop in our understanding of scripture and its implications for modern life, we are venturing on a journey. You are invited to make The Journey a part of your life if any of the following statements of Mission, Vision, Values, and Projects resonate with you.
Faith is a journey! We are all evolving theologically. We seek to create opportunities to grow in faith and inner peace as we journey with God into all our experiences of life.
We minister to the hearts, souls, and minds of our community by providing people the opportunity to discuss faith issues in a community of love, encouragement, wonder, and hope.
We value scholarship to inform our faith.
We challenge members to think critically about their understanding of God and their relationship to God.
We provide opportunities to learn and grow while serving and loving our neighbors.
We integrate our faith with the reality of the world as we know it.
We create a vibrant, giving, inspiring, justice-oriented, and Christ-centered community as we respect and listen to other faith journeys.
We believe God continues to work in the world.
We value Struggle. The journey of life is never ending. Different stages in our lives force us to see the world differently. God is always present in these changes and transitions.
We value Honesty. Faith is not taught; it is caught from others. When we are honest about our lives, struggles, and beliefs, we become open to insight from others.
We value Reasoning but also allow that the mystery of God need not be understandable.
We value Ambiguity, realizing that many things are not clearly understood.
We value Questions because questions open us to new possibilities.
We value Love in all things.
Grace United Metodist Church
First United Methodist Church of Endicott
A Progressive United Methodist Church
St. John the Evangelist Church
We are a progressive Catholic parish in a very politically conservative part of the state of PA.
St. John’s Hain’s UCC
We are a community church with roots that go back to 1732.
Intergenerational church focused on the mission of Christ’s love.
First Baptist Church of Tucker
We offer Sunday morning Bible Study options for adults and children. We offer several small group options as well.
Mesa View United Methodist Church
Central United Church Moncton
Progressive Christian Faith Community and Affirming Ministry.
Saint Andrew Christian Church
Saint Andrew is a progressive Christian Church, located in Olathe, Kansas. We are committed to seeking God’s peace, justice, healing, and wholeness in every part of our lives and world. We are working together to “seek God, create community and practice justice.”
All Saints’ Episcopal Church
We are a community of “Open Hearts,” welcoming seekers who are exploring Christianity as well as lifelong followers of Jesus. Our community includes new and veteran Episcopalians, children of all ages, and adults at all stages of life.
Park Place Christian Church
We are a church who believes ALL means ALL and we are in the process of funding and building an ALL-INCLUSIVE play ground where children of all abilities may play together. We see this as an outreach of our church to minister to all people big and small and show them the unconditional love of God. We are a 60 year old church that came together through the vision of two of our sister churches in town…one no longer exists. We are a church with a vision to share the Good News of Christ to all the world, even if it’s through play!
Ankeny Presbyterian Church
Union United Church
A rural community that worships God, supports neighbours, seeks to learn and grow in discipleship, and has a great deal of fun together.
First United Methodist Church
First United Methodist Church of Santa Barbara is a Reconciling Congregation that lives out the vision of full inclusion of our LGBTQ siblings in the life and ministry of the church. Out historic, downtown congregation has recently celebrated its 150th anniversary of mission and ministry in the greater community of Santa Barbara, CA. We understand our mission to be a “community church,” opening our doors to nonprofits, choral and music groups, and groups that support persons in their growth toward healing and wholeness. We are especially proud of Garden Preschool, a ministry of the church to the local community. We take John Wesley’s vision of a social ministry to heart, and seek to be a place of refuge and hope for everyone who comes through our doors!
Forest Hill Christian Church
Small progressive, multiethnic creative church with spiritual diversity.
FHCC is an ‘open and affirming’ church community.
We use Living the Questions resources. All are welcome!
Grace-Westminster United Church
A congregation of The United Church of Canada welcoming all seeking a relationship with the Sacred.
Central Presbyterian Church
Central Presbyterian Church is a caring, inquiring, inclusive community of faith serving neighbors near and far away. Worship is traditional liturgical but there are often creative experiments in services. We have an excellent choir, relevant sermons, and a deeply relational ministry to the church family and community. Central is the host church to the Presbyterian Campus Ministry for the University of Oregon, and neighboring campus of Northwest Christian University, and Lane Community College. The campus ministry happens in K-14, a 145 bed student housing facility partially owned by the church. We are deeply involved in social ministries in Eugene including the Dining Room, Interfaith Family Shelter, Habitat for Humanity, Rainbow Village, and SquareOne Villages, a unique non-profit building tiny home villages for homeless and very low income individuals. Join us for worship and service when you are in Eugene, Oregon.
The Church of the Good Shepherd
Good Shepherd is a community that strives to follow The Way of Jesus; the way of love, compassion and acceptance for all people. We are not a community that finds value in atonement theology, that Jesus died for our sins so that we might get to heaven. Rather, we find value in understanding Jesus as a guide and teacher in this life; leading us in the work of making God’s Dream for the world into more of a reality. We believe in the transforming power of God’s love, compassion and acceptance; and we strive to share this transformative power through the witness of our lives. All are welcome in our community, and you are welcome just as you are.
Hope United Methodist Church
we are a diverse congregation, active in our community. our many mission functions feed and provide free clothing to members of our community. we also provide several small group bible studies throughout a normal week.
St. Jude’s MCC
We currently offer one session on Sunday mornings (every other week) after worship services.
Ayer’s Cliff Magog Georgeville Pastoral Charge
Serving the spiritual needs of three adjoining towns, representing a wide range of theological viewpoints, offering weekly discussion group on themes of Progressive Christianity.
Immaculate Heart of Mary
Small rural church that shares a priest among 4 churches.
St. Luke Lutheran Church
LTQ small groups, have used several bible study resources, Uppity Women, Eclipsing Empire, etc.
First Presbyterian Church, Mount Vernon
We are people drawn together by the call of the gospel to worship God, to love another and to serve our neighbors. Our congregation is small, and almost every member is active in contributing talent, time and money to our common mission. We are serious when we say, “ALL are welcome here.” Motto: Striving to live as Jesus lived: Confronting injustice with love, compassion, service.
A progressive congregation offering a variety of opportunities to grow spiritually and be involved in social justice issues.
Poughkeepsie United Methodist Church
Adult discipleship. Perfect timing to open people’s minds to more progressive material. We’ve done two series so far.
Killarney Anglican Parish Group
We are a church of the Anglican expression who grapple with being Christians every day through prayer, study and action.
We are a small Progressive, Reconciling congregation. We have recently moved from our Nashville sanctuary because termites made the building unsafe. We have a particularly active small group study we have called ASE ( Adult Spiritual Education). We use LTQ and other Progressive materials and authors for our discussions. Come join the banquet.
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
We are a Caring and Sharing Community in Christ. Member of the Covenant Network of Presbyterian Churches.
Burlington United Methodist Church
Currently using Faith Lens for Youth Sunday School, the adults are working on Total Forgiveness. We are semi-progressive/semi-traditional with many who do not utilize the opportunity to study.
Desert Heritage Church
First United Methodist Church of Phoenix
Sunday School Class – Cafe & OJ meets at 9:30 AM. Subject for class varies. Typically show a video for about 20 – 30 minutes and then 10- 20 minutes of class discussion time.
Haydenville Congregational Church
Haydenville Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, is a dynamic, growing, diverse and welcoming faith community. We are on a journey together to experience who God and Jesus are for us and our World. We are deeply committed to love, service, justice, peace, and care of the Earth.
With God’s help, we vow to be intentional and courageous about living our radical welcome of people who are on all parts of life’s journey. As exemplified by our brother and teacher Jesus, we will welcome the voices, presence and power of every person, especially those who have been defined as “other,” pushed to the margins, excluded, silenced and closeted; and we will joyfully embrace our identity as a Spirit-filled, justice-seeking, peace-loving, LGBQT*-affirming, anti-racist, child-centered, song-filled, ever-thankful, stubbornly-hopeful Beloved Community.
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Companions on the Journey of Faith where ALL are welcome; where ALL MEANS ALL; Christians Under Construction exploring our faith; discovering different ways of serving the needs of others within and beyond our community..
Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto
Vibrant, inclusive, progressive Christian church.
Sharon Lutheran Church
We have Adult Education and Young Adult Ministries that have both used these resources.
Salem United Church of Christ
We are an open and affirming congregation, and our mission is to witness to the word and work of Jesus so all people may know the welcome of God, worship with joy, grow as disciples, live as servants, and enjoy the strength of Christian fellowship.
*Worship Sunday at 10:15 AM
*Education Ministry: Sunday School for all ages (Sunday at 9:00 AM), Summer Vacation Bible School (for all ages), Christmas Program & Music Celebration, Palm Sunday Pilgrimage, Ornament Sunday, Searchlight Evening Programs, Lenten Devotional, and other special events.
*Music Ministry: Children’s Choir, Chancel Choir, Barry Robinson Chorus (Men’s Choir), Bell Choir, Hymn sings, Special music
*Youth Program: fellowship & worship gatherings, mission trips, mission activities
*Fellowship Groups: Biking, Men’s Fellowship, Koinonia (women’s fellowship)
United Methodist Church of Red Bank
We are a reconciling congregation (open and affirming of all, including LGBTQ community) that not only teaches, but lives our progressive theology in the world. We have used a good number of your resources for Sunday morning and Wednesday evening adult education class.
It’s a gift to have good quality progressive curriculum. It’s unfortunately hard to come by!
First United Methodist Chirch of Orlando
2 small groups disciussion
St. John’s United Church of Christ
St. John’s United Church of Christ is a progressive, open and affirming missional community of the Church of Jesus Christ. Covenantal by way of organization, Reformed and ecumenical in theology, we are join in ministry with the Grand West Association, the Michigan Conference, and the General Synod of the United Church of Christ to build a more just, equitable, and sustainable world for ALL. Our life together is rooted in extravagant hospitality, reverent worship, authentic relationships, and passion activism. Join us! ALL are welcome!
Kansas City United Church of Christ
No Matter Who You Are or Where You are on Life’s Journey…
…You are welcome here!
Jesus didn’t turn people away and neither do we.
Whatever your beliefs, you are welcome here.
At KCUCC, our worship is traditional but our thinking is not. We value diversity of belief and perspective. Our faith community contains people who identify as Christian, those who seek spiritual truth but resist traditional religious labels, agnostics who are drawn to the teachings of Jesus and more. We believe church is about community and dialogue rather than conformity. We believe in loving God with our hearts and also our minds. We believe God is still speaking to each of us and each person has the freedom to experience God in their own way.
All people are welcome here, including LGBTQIA people.
KCUCC is an Open and Affirming (ONA) congregation. We open our doors to everyone whatever their gender, economic class, sexual orientation, nationality, ethnicity or difference in ability.
Because of Christianity’s historic and ongoing oppression of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersexual and asexual people (LGBTQIA), we decided over 20 years ago to publicly declare our support for LGBTQIA rights. We are “open” to LGBTQIA people and we “affirm” them as made by God. Today our church is made up of roughly half heterosexual people and half LGBTQIA people.
People who care about peace and justice are welcome here.
KCUCC is a Peace With Justice Congregation. We believe peace and justice are at the heart of Jesus’ teachings. We promote interdependence through economic, political and social justice. We seek to love life in all its diversity. We work for a sustainable earth and try to answer resentment and anger with the equitable distribution of the earth’s resources.
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
In our congregation of over 2000 members, we use Living the Questions 2 for classes for adults who are seeking faithful answers to modern questions.
Churchill Park United Church
We have used the DVD studies with our Bible Study group over the last several years borrowing from the church’s lending library.
We our progressive and open, the study group is able to articulate this. The congregation experiences and lives the principals of a progressive Christianity – welcoming everyone and open to questions.
We used the Christmas play on Christmas Eve.
Clarendon Presbyterian Church
Clarendon Presbyterian Church (CPC) is a congregation in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and a member of National Capital Presbytery. We are also members of the More Light Presbyterians network of congregations, working for the full participation of LGBTQ people of faith in the life of the church.
We are young and old, straight and gay, singles, couples and families of all kinds. Some of us are life-long Presbyterians and others are completely new to faith. Some of us come from other Protestant traditions, some were raised Roman Catholic and some come from other faith traditions or no faith tradition. Clarendon Presbyterian is a progressive, diverse, and inclusive church community with a focus on serving our neighbors in need.
Faith Lutheran Church
Faith is a community of all ages numbering about 250. Almost 20 years ago the congregation voted to become Reconciling in Christ, which in the ELCA means that we are open and affirming to LGBTQ persons.
We are a liturgical church with ancient and modern settings which change with the seasons of the church year. We sing a wide range of hymnody from all times and places. We sing the Holden Evening Prayer liturgy by Marty Haugen every Wednesday. We also do 4 evenings each year with dinner, beer/hymns – a Celtic theme in March, Pentecost in June, Reformation/All Saints’ in October and Carols in December – all of which are attended by large groups of parish members of all ages. We have a great ensemble of musicians.
We are a church that values theological education. Vancouver School of Theology Faculty come to to teach a wide range of biblical and theological subjects each fall, and several of our members attend educational events and groups outside the parish.
We are a church which respects and values the participation of children. The youngest are involved in Godly Play and we use the Joyful Path resource for the slightly older ones before moving into confirmation resources. The children participate in the worship in various ways as they are able/comfortable and are not objectified by the practice of children’s sermons.
We are also a gathering place for our neighborhood. A meal program happens twice weekly in the social hall with an average attendance of 150 guests. Much of the produce that is served is grown on-site in our community garden. A local non-profit operates from here which oversees court-ordered supervised family visitations. AA and NA groups meet here. The local middle school uses the facility whenever they need the extra space. Together with community neighbors we hold a “Junk in your Trunk ” sale in the summer and a Fall Fair.
We also use the work of local crafters and artists in our worship space – pottery vessels for communion, batik altar paraments , a hand-painted silk tree of life dossal cloth which is used from Easter Eve through All Saints. A tapestry of a refugee mother and child which hangs in the front of the worship space from Advent through Lent. All items are the work of Bellingham and Whatcom county artists. Icons of the Annunciation, the Nativity, and Easter are by a NW Washington artist.
Art which depicts Biblical themes and stories through the eyes of different cultures are also important here at Faith. Over the years we have built up a rotating collection of open-edition prints by He Qui, John August Swanson, Cody Miller, Brother Mickey McGrath, Kelly Latimore, and others.
Over the years I have found the resources from Living the Questions to be useful in the life of the parish. We have purchased and used a number of your programs. Thank you for your work.
St Albert United Church
Christian congregation that is Affirming of the LGBTQ2+ community and strives to be inclusive of all peoples, especially those marginalized by portions of society. We are situated on Treaty Six First Nations and a traditional Metis settlement. Besides worship we offer progressive faith study options and community advocacy.
Padoquohan Medicine Lodge, Inc
OUR PADOQUOHAN MEDICINE LODGE, INC., IS A GRASSROOTS PRAYER GROUP ASSISTING FAMILIES IN CRISIS, ADDRESSING SUB-STANDARD HOUSING ISSUES ON OUR RESERVATION, SUPPORTING EDUCATIONAL EFFORTS OF SHINNECOCK COMMUNITY MEMBERS, ENABLING LEADERSHIP TRAINING ACTIVITIES, ADVOCATING FOR GRAVES PROTECTION, SUPPORTING WOMEN AGAINST VIOLENCE EVERYDAY (W.A.V.E.) INITIATIVE, AND STANDING FOR JUSTICE AMONG ALL OF GOD’S CHILDREN.
St Clare’s Episcopal Church, Ann Arbor, MI
Presently we are in the process of developing new Adult Spiritual Formation curricula. We have used the “dinner together, watch a video, and discuss in the light of selected scripture” pattern with great success and are always looking for new material.
Resurrection Episcopal Church
We are a relatively new Episcopal Church in Gilbert, Arizona.
First United Methodist Church of Iowa City
We have several educations classes that use Living the Questions materials.
Community Congrgational Church, United Church of Christ
Community Congregational Church’s
mission is to follow the example of Jesus by
being a welcoming community who cares
for and honors each other and the world.
We welcome everyone, young and old, gay
and straight, singles and families,
exuberant children and inquiring adults.
We celebrate our diversity in vibrant music,
sacred worship and lively fellowship.
As a congregation governed by our
members, we are a justice-making,
radically inclusive community.
We seek to live fully, love wastefully
and lead courageously.
All Saints American Catholic Church
Member of Communion of Conciliar Catholic churches.
St Stephen’s Anglican Church
St. stephen’s Is a local shared ministry unit with a strong community outreach including community food forest. We have a progressive bible study group meeting Tuesday afternoons.
First Presbyterian Church of Baldwinsville, NY
The Church FPC Baldwinsville NY has just finished a Mission Statement which includes at section on increasing opportunities for Bible Study and increasing their Spiritual Growth. Very Exciting for them.
There has been an increase in participation in the opportunities we’ve made available (e.g. watching and discussing a DVD from Living the Question, and a book discussion book by McLaren).
This year we will be reflection on more biblical theology during Lent. However, their library is very small for the kinds of information LTQ provides. I’m signing them up here in the hopes that they will be able to increase their selections through this registration.
Trinitarian Congregational Church of Warwick, UCC
We are a small rural church that ministers to the wider community. We are the only church in town and have participation from people of different faith traditions and no faith tradition.
The Episcopal Church of the Ascension
Episcopal Church with two worship service, two Adult offerings Sunday, Sunday School, and Youth Group. Lent and Advent mid-week Formation.
University United Methodist Church
Wesley Foundation at the University of Michigan
A United Methodist campus ministry for students at the University of Michigan.
United Presbyterian Church of Binghamton
The United Presbyterian Church of Binghamton is a progressive congregation doing our best to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God (Micah 6:8). We are a community of people questioning, learning, celebrating, connecting, risk taking, creating, and making music and art. We participate in vibrant worship and work together to make our neighborhood, our city, and our world a better place. We strive to be a place of welcome for everyone, from long-time members to first-time guests. We have worship each Sunday morning at 10:00 am, we have a free community meal every Tuesday at 5:00 pm. We have an Adult Education series each year that studies several books and movies. For 2018-2019 program year the books are “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption” by Bryan Stevenson, “Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition” by Christine Pohl, “The Church Has Left the Building: Faith, Parish, and Ministry in the Twenty-First Century” by Michael Plekon, and “Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life” by Karen Armstrong. The movies this year are Doctrine of “Discovery: In the Name of Christ”, “Rabbit-Proof Fence”, “Dogma”, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”, and “A Wrinkle In Time”. Feel free to check out our website for more offerings.
Fairport United Methodist Church
We are a United Methodist Church, located in Fairport, NY near Rochester. We are part of the Reconciling Ministries Network, an organization that promotes the inclusiveness of all people.
Vision: to be an active part of God’s community where all seek justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God.
Mission: to nurture ALL people on their life journeys and to bring God’s love to the world.
Southwood United Church of Christ
Southwood is a progressive Christian community in the Greater Kansas City area. Our highway billboard sign has advertised: “What church — welcomes gay families, encourages questions, empowers women, honors many paths to God and seeks social justice? We are That Church and you are welcome here!” Sunday School for all ages is at 9:00 a.m. followed by worship at 10:30 a.m. (Worship is at 10:00 a.m. in the summer.) Drop in some time – Whoever you are, wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!
UCC Parker Hilltop
Progressive, small, purple church, one pastor. It has been in existence since 1962.
University of Waikato Ecumenical Chaplaincy
The Lady Goodfellow Chapel serves staff and students and others associated with the University of Waikato. It has an ecumenical and a Roman Catholic chaplain who each hold services, run study groups, and provide pastoral support.
Windsor Park United Church
We are a medium sized suburban congregation with a progressive theology and a desire to move out into the world being God’s people.
Akers Ranch Discussion Group
We are a group of about 18-20 people who meet twice monthly. We are in our 15th year and do not know what we would do without each other.
Seekers at Burns Memorial UMC
A new group is forming to study progressive and emergent Christianity: Faith, Reason, Experience, and Spirituality. We will use Living the Questions plus additional materials with video and study guides.
St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church
We are a Reconciling United Methodist Church and have been using the Progressive Christianity studies since 2000. We are currently offering Painting the Stars, First Light and LtQ2. We truly welcome all and questions are expected! For more information, feel free to call: 405-321-4988. Any of our clergy staff will be happy to visit with you: Rev. Jeannie Himes, Rev. Jennifer Ahren-Sims, or Rev. Dianne Peters.
The United Church of Big Rapids
We are also affiliated with the Presbyterian USA denomination. We use Living the Questions for our middle and high school Sunday school offerings on a weekly basis.
We also offer classes for infant – elementary age and are looking at expanding into more regular adult offerings for Bible Study.
Our program is small – about 30 kids, but we are growing, slowly!
Glenside United Church of Christ
Trinity Presbyterian Church – Clearwater
Our church is a mission-oriented church that has been utilizing Living the Questions curriculum for several years to help us grow in our understanding of our Christ-oriented faith as part of God’s loving kingdom of all people.
St Andrew’s Anglican Church
We are a rural parish in the Diocese of Waiapu, part of the Anglican Church of Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia.
Central United Methodist Church
Adult education classes and small groups offered throughout the year.
Naramata Community Church
A Shared Ministry of the Anglican Church of Canada, Diocese of Kootenay, and the United Church of Canada, Pacific Mountain Region. A Shared Ministry for more than 50 years.
Mt. Carmel UMC
Progressive Christianity topics are explored at the Faith Forum which meets on Tuesdays at 10:00 AM during the school year.
United Church of Christ of Annapolis
An LTQ group meets every other Wednesday at 9:30 AM. Check web-site or call for details.
Lord of Mercy Lutheran Church
Brentwood Christian Church
Every Sunday morning, we open worship with the following welcome statement:
We come from many different paths to gather here,
for Wide is God’s welcome, and you are welcome here:
• If you are young or old, you are welcome
• If you have brown skin, black skin, white skin, or any color skin, you are welcome
• If you are married or single, you are welcome
• If you are sick or well, you are welcome
• If you are gay or straight, you are welcome
• If you are a man, a woman, both or neither, you are welcome
• If you are an immigrant, you are welcome.
• If you are a refugee, like Jesus was, you are welcome.
• If you cannot hear or see, you are welcome.
• If you are alternatively abled, you are welcome.
• If you are happy or sad, you are welcome
• If you are rich or poor, powerful or weak, you are welcome
• If you believe in God some of the time or none of the time or all of the time, you are welcome…
Our Vision is as follows:
“Engaging, Experiencing and Extending the all-inclusive love of Christ”
As a congregation that values both the mind and the heart, the mission of Brentwood Christian Church is to offer a welcoming environment for those in the greater Springfield area to engage, experience and extend the all-inclusive love of Jesus Christ as we share in dynamic worship, extravagant hospitality, unwavering respect and compassionate care.
We believe connecting to the same Spirit expressed in the life of Jesus Christ has the power to enliven and transform us today. As we ground ourselves in this Spirit, we are reminded that the deepest forms of worship lead to transformative acts of justice, mercy and compassion (Micah 6:8).
We believe each human being is created in the image of God and should be treated with the dignity that affords, no matter what one’s background or status might be. We are called to intentionally welcome and embrace those from all walks of life (Genesis 1:27).
We believe that listening to others and respecting them is a deeply spiritual act. Church is a sacred place where we come together to share our beliefs, doubts, joys and struggles without fear of being rejected by others or by God (John 8:7).
We believe that the church exists for the sake of those it is called to serve. Recalling that we can only love God as much as we love others, we strive to reach out from “our doorsteps to the ends of the earth” (Matthew 25:34-40).
Westdale United Church
Westdale United Church is an inclusive and progressive Christian community – seeking, affirming, caring, acting
Boulder Mennonite Church
Progressive Anabaptist-Mennonite congregation
Middlebury Church of the Brethren
We are an open and affirming church focused on social justice and inclusion.
Concord Presbyterian Church
Christ Church United Methodist
Since the year 2000 Christ Church has been engaging in progressive studies, starting with Frontline’s “from Jesus to Christ” and Joseph’s Campbell’s “Power of Myth” and then taking up the Living the Questions programming as soon as it became available. There have been “whole church studies” of the 8 Progressive Points of Christianity with sermon series based on those weekday discussions as well whole church book groups and service series on books like Borg’s “The Heart of Christianity”, Borg and Crossan books likes “First Paul” and “The Last Week” and Crossan’s work on the Lord’s Prayer. “Short Stories by Jesus” by Jewish NT theologian and historian A. J. Levine was studied in groups as well as being the focus of several weeks of worship.
Fort Hill Presbyterian Church
Our Adult Ministry Team advises and reviews curricula for our Sunday morning classes, our Bible studies, and our small groups, as well as other congregational studies from time to time. We have used Living The Questions studies in classes and groups and the discussion is always lively, thoughtful, engaging and deep.
We hope to enjoy Living The Questions resources as more are developed and as we have more groups emerge.
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
We are a community on a journey to fulfill our mission statement, Living and Sharing Jesus.
We have a mission to all God’s people, for all God’s people: Living and Sharing Jesus. This means that in every breath we take, with every new project we start, with every new person we meet, what we have to offer is Jesus. We have the privilege of taking his story, and what he means to us, to every person we encounter. As members of this church and of the body of Christ, we acknowledge that our life IS Jesus, there is no separation, and our call is to share Jesus with everyone, by everything we do. We are “a grassroots, passionate Jesus-community that witnesses to the Resurrection for the sake of the world!” Come and journey with us.
St Patrick’s Episcopal Church
We are an affirming community of Episcopalians actively proclaiming Christ’s love to the world.
Asbury United Methodist Church
We are a reconciling United Methodist Church with deep ties to the community through our mission. We are intergenerational with vital ministries with children, youth, adults, families and singles. Everyone is welcome.
Asbury’s core values: “Centered in Jesus Christ, We grow in faith, Celebrate community,
and serve others with love.”
Our welcome statement: Asbury’s Welcome Statement
ALL people are children of God and are of sacred worth. Asbury United Methodist Church affirms Christ’s example of unconditional love and publicly affirms a commitment to spiritual diversity and individual integrity. Therefore, we welcome all, including those who have not always been accepted because of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, cultural background, social or economic status, family make-up, physical abilities, or age. Our community embraces you and celebrates God’s love with you. We receive you with open arms, joy and the grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ.