We believe strongly that the health of our city and the world, as a whole, depends on communities like First Congo leading the way. We were brave enough – back in 1991! – to advance the notion that GLBTQ people and straight people not only COULD, but SHOULD live, work and worship together. We have been courageous in standing by the leadership of women, not only in the world of the church but in academia, city government, not-for-profit leadership and the arts. We are working diligently to overcome barriers of race and class that so often divide cities. There are so many ways that we’ve modeled cooperative partnership in the name of justice. It’s who we are, and others have grown from seeing what comes from risks we’ve taken in the name of faith.
I hope you enjoy getting to know us online. I look forward to you coming out for the opportunity to dialogue together about how we maintain First Congo as an innovative, creative, Spirit-led community of faith. The world – and our city of Memphis – needs us!