H.E.R.O. (Helping to Educate Regarding Orientation)

With the inclusive love of Jesus, the Ingomar Church H.E.R.O. Group wants to welcome, support, educate, advocate for and affirm all of God’s children.

Statement of Purpose, Ingomar Church HERO Group
A brief history of H.E.R.O.

Upon request from some members of this congregation, the H.E.R.O. small group was formed this fall. Because many of the participants have beloved family members who identify as LGBTQIA+, we understand that theirs is a clear and pointed perspective. However, these participants also understand that they do not represent the views of the entire congregation.

The purpose of H.E.R.O. is to help people discuss this topic in an educated manner, not to change minds, but to change hearts to come to the greater understanding that, through Christ, the people of the congregation love each other enough to respect that people hold differing points of view.

Because the denomination is making some big decisions in this area, the participants of H.E.R.O. also hope to be able to hold respectful discussions about our different perspectives, so that when it comes time to make decisions at the local church level, we are not divided, but instead may remain united in love.