Welcome Statement

We, the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod, honor the diverse Body of Christ and echo God’s goodness and care in our life together. We believe the church is to reflect the expansive beauty of the region we are called to serve. Therefore, in our leadership, policies, practices, and culture we are committed to celebrating and uplifting people in sacred variety.

As a collective, we embrace and uplift the beloved children of God of varying ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, identity and expression, relationship status, age, physical and neurological diversity, geography, citizenship, immigration status, socio-economic status, and experiences of addiction or incarceration.

We dedicate ourselves and our resources to the healing of our history where there has been harm, and the ongoing work of reconciliation including justice for the LGBTQIA2+ community and the pursuit of racial equity. There is a wideness in God’s mercy and who we are created to be.

As it is, there are many parts, but only one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you.”

~ 1 Corinthians 12:20-22a