To actively invite people into God's family, to nurture them with Christ's love, and to send them out to serve others.
"All are Welcome" is a core belief of who we are as a people of faith. When Jesus says in John 3:16
"For God so loved the WORLD that He gave His only Son so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but have eternal life,"
He really meant the whole world. Because Jesus came for all, we, too, welcome all. As part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), we feel strongly that God invites everyone to be a part of God's kingdom here on earth so that we can be a part of God's redeeming work of hope and healing in the world. In other words -- All are Welcome!