We believe in and worship the God of power and mystery and love who actively seeks to have a relationship with every one of us. We believe that God’s love – reflected and revealed in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus – is the most powerful force in the world. We believe that there is nothing we have done that can separate us from God’s love. We believe God offers new beginnings and second chances. We believe God takes initiative in our lives, challenging and comforting us in unexpected ways.
BSPC’s values are rooted in Jesus’ command to love God and love neighbor.
Broad Street Presbyterian Church’s Session affirmed the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s church-wide anti-racism policy that “racism is the opposite of what God intends for humanity…[racism] is a lie about our fellow human beings, for it says that some are less than others.” Anti-racist effort is not optional for Christians. It is an essential aspect of Christian discipleship, without which we fail to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ.
BSPC seeks to honor and affirm persons of every gender identity and sexual orientation. As it pertains to all levels of leadership in the church, it has been the policy of BSPC since 2000 to honor and affirm the spiritual gifts of everyone in our faith community, particularly people who have been historically marginalized and may easily be overlooked by the church. Broad Street is a church that has worked hard to create a community where the gifts of all people are welcomed and utilized.
The Session reaffirmed our Statement of Inclusion on April 25, 2022. The statement was originally approved by the Session in February 2000.
Statement of Inclusion:
In celebration of the God-given diversity of creation, and the unconditional welcome extended to friend and stranger alike by our Lord Jesus Christ, the Broad Street Presbyterian Church welcomes into its fellowship all who desire to be a part of this community of faith. Each of us comes to God in the same way, unconditionally loved and accepted. Such is the nature of God’s grace. Therefore, all are invited to the celebrations, and ministries of Broad Street Presbyterian Church. These include participation in all services of worship and the availability of pastoral care, as well as opportunities for fellowship, education and service. As a church, we are committed to living together in such a way that we give witness to Christ’s sacrificial life, saving death and glorious resurrection, by extending to all people the kind of hospitality exemplified in Jesus Christ our Lord.