Reconciling In Christ (RIC)
Bethel is committed to being a safe space for all people to explore and live out a relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
“Called by God in our journey of faith to carry out Jesus’ ministry of inclusivity, the Bethel congregation begins a series of educational and programmatic opportunities so that we become a Reconciling in Christ (RIC) congregation. An RIC congregation articulates – intentionally, specifically and publicly – full embrace of persons of all sexual orientation, gender identities and gender expressions.” (Bethel Joint Council, June 6, 2019)
About the RIC Program
Learn more about Bethel’s adoption of the RIC program by listening to a message from the pastor regarding the RIC program, meeting the RIC Steering Committee members, and reviewing the RIC Charter and Timeline for adoption.
News and Announcements
Reconciling In Christ news and announcements.
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
FAQs such as: What does it mean to become a Reconciling In Christ congregation?
Bethel’s vision is to be an actively welcoming congregation to LGBTQIA+ people. Here Bethel members share a personal reflection related to the LGBTQIA+ and faith communities.
Here you will find more information in the form of articles and videos related to faith and LGBTQIA+ inclusion. Read and listen to compelling articles, and enjoy some music that we hope inspires and entertains you.
We Want to Hear From You
In building upon our welcoming and supportive community we invite you to be heard, either via a 1:1 listening session with one of our RIC team members or by submitting your questions and comments via our Question / Comments form. All listening sessions, questions and comments will be kept in confidence.
Please refer to the Events page for the most current information regarding RIC educational opportunities and events.