St. John's MCC

622 Maywood Avenue, Raleigh NC 27603 • 919-834-2611

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Our Beliefs

our beliefs

St. John's Metropolitan Community Church began as a small group of individuals who came together on the last Sunday in February, 1976, to studythe Gospel of John.

What We Believe

  • We are a Christian church that embraces the basic doctrines of Christianity. We confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and seek to encourage one another to live in accordance with Jesus' teachings.
  • Beyond these basics, however, we leave it to each individual to work out the details of the Christian faith in accordance with her or his interpretation of Scripture. At St. John’s MCC, we seek to create an environment where each person is encouraged to explore the hard questions of faith without fear of criticism.
  • We are persuaded by Scripture that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are beautiful creations of God, who are invited to live in communion with God on the same basis as all other people.
  • We are also persuaded that women should play an equal role in the church. We are the only Christian denomination where women comprise more than half of all ordained clergy.
  • We believe St. John’s MCC is called to be a prophetic voice sharing the Gospel and advocating justice for all, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, as well as women and other minorities.
  • We are committed to encouraging one another to live out the Christian faith from day to day in every aspect of our lives.

Core Tenets

  • For those who are in desperate need of spiritual healing, strength and empowerment,
  • For those who have been denied full access to the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ,
  • For those who have been alienated, shunned and rejected because they dare to live openly, honestly and authentically,
  • For those who are struggling with the burdens of life that have left them feeling battered, bruised and bitter,
  • For those who desire to be part of a community of doers and not just a church of believers,
  • For all those who are looking for Christian Fellowship where the Word of God is proclaimed, the name of Jesus Christ lifted up and the gifts of the Holy Spirit are welcomed,
  • For those who desire to be part of a ministry where somebody is telling anybody about The One who loves everybody,

There is a place at God’s table for you here!


Welcome Home, Beloved,


God Has Been Waiting For You


And So Have We!