"By 2020 St. Paul Lutheran Church will be known as
a progressive, inclusive community of faith…”
--St. Paul's Vision 2020 statement
Come and explore—what St. Paul means by “progressive.”
Sundays, 10:30am in the St. Paul Lounge, starting Oct 9.
A little history
"The word 'progressive' came into widespread use in the early 1900s, a moment when many Americans believed democracy was failing." --Beverly Gage
Center for Progressive Renewal
"We understand Progressive Christianity as a faith that believes God’s family includes all people"
"...seeking to embody an ecosystem for a 'Just and Generous Progressive Evangelical expression of faith in the United States.'"
"The mission of Sojourners is to articulate the biblical call to social justice, to inspire hope and build a movement to transform individuals, communities, the church, and the world."
"Bearing witness through community organizing"
"In the rapidly changing landscape in which the church finds itself, congregations and leaders are looking for strategies, practices and tools to live out our mission of being church for the sake of the world."
"Shekinah’s worship attendance has increased from the original 35 people to an average of 125. Membership from the immediate neighborhood has grown from 5 to 30 percent. Shekinah leaders credit this growth with a willingness to engage with the neighborhood, taking on issues that matter to residents’ daily lives."
"Restoring creation with faith"
Quad Cities Interfaith
"QCI is a community of people living out our faith and values to collectively transform our society and bring about justice and human dignity locally and regionally."