We are Launchpad
Our mission is to increase the number of progressive Christian churches—through launching new churches.
Love: We believe love is the driving force behind everything we do and it unites us all in our differences. God is love, and in Jesus Christ we witness the ultimate manifestation of that love, which begins with a healthy love of Self.
Belonging: We believe that the need for belonging is sacred. Life is hard and lonely, therefore we prioritize connection and support within the larger Launchpad network, creating opportunities to foster belonging and recognize that when we are connected to others in genuine relationship we can better know God and ourselves.
Inclusion: We believe that all people are loved children of God, inherently worthy, and belong to God's Family just as they are. We humbly recognize the damage that has been done by the church toward people on the margins (including but not limited to women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ individuals.) In every space we create, we will advocate for, partner with, elevate, and learn from all voices.
Collaboration: We believe that what can come from a collaboration of multiple voices and perspectives is more beautiful and more effective than acting alone. We support churches in creating collaborative spaces within their own communities, coaching through shared leadership models, breaking down hierarchies that have held others down, acting justly, and valuing the dignity and worth of every person.
Heritage: We believe the tradition of Christianity, while fraught with baggage, still offers practices and rituals that are good for the flourishing of the Soul. We encourage the development of fresh practices of faith to complement some of the rich traditions of Christianity through which we came.
IF WE LIVE OUT THESE VALUES…
If our church spaces are more inclusive, collaborative, loving, connected, and integrated, then we might better reflect the dream of God on earth as it is in heaven.