Is this for real?

We get it. You’ve heard too many churches say, “All are welcome here” only to find out that isn’t really true. As an open and affirming church, we really mean it when we say we invite all people into community and ministry, regardless of age, race, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, economic status, faith, or personal ability.

For clarity; women, men, and non-binary folx, people of color, gay and straight persons, transgender and cisgender persons, christians and atheists, old and young persons, and people of all abilities attend here and can serve in any position here.

For additional clarity, we don’t just say that anyone can attend/serve and then try to change who you are. We also don’t secretly hope and pray that you change who you are. Specifically in regards to the LGBTQ+ community, we do not believe it is a sin to be trans and receive gender-affirming care and we do not believe it is a sin to be in a same-sex relationship. If you are a person who cannot fathom how we arrived at that conclusion, feel free to visit our resources page.

What will it be like if I visit on a Sunday?

It can be scary to visit a new church for the first time, especially if you’ve experienced hurt and rejection from churches in the past. You can read a detailed description of what happens on a Sunday on our worship page or view what previous services look like on our YouTube channel.

Are there things for my kids?

Yes! If you have babies – elementary kids, check out our children page. If you have a junior high or high school student, check out our students page.

Am I safe at your church?

Great question! Hearing about protests and stolen property at our church, along with the general hatred toward any organization viewed as “progressive” or “inclusive” can cause unease. Rest assured we have plans in place. On Sundays we have a security team with a plan onsite. In addition, when we have large events we have a great relationship with local law enforcement and veterans for equality.

I don’t live in Katy and/or I’m never going to step foot inside a church, but I love what you’re doing. Are there other ways I can support you?

Wow, we are so grateful for this question. There are lots of ways to support the work we are doing from a distance. If you’re local, but church isn’t ever going to be your thing, you can attend one of our events like drag shows or Katy pride or donate clothes to the Transparent Closet. Anyone from anywhere can support us by following us on social media and liking and sharing our posts. If you feel inclined, you can also make a financial donation. Please know, we don’t spend this money on lights and screens, elaborate buildings, or lavish pastor lifestyles. We put the money back into the community through justice and advocacy work. You can make a donation here.