Beyond Welcome is a congregational ministry at MPLC. The group is striving to become Reconciling in Christ approved.
Reconciling in Christ Congregations are made up of Lutherans "working with the recognition that racism, sexism, ageism, able-ism, heterosexism, homophobia, and all the other artificial distinctions that seek to raise one group into privilege and preference over another, conspire together to diminish our world and church."
What is Reconciling In Christ
Pastors provide pastoral care
The Pastors at MPLC are the first responders and are there to provide initial pastoral care for those in need. Once it is established that one would benefit from a Care Caller, one of the pastors will contact the Care Caller Coordinator to initiate the process.
Care Caller Coordinator finds a match
Once the Care Caller Coordinator is contacted, they set out to match the person in need with one of the Care Caller volunteers. Once a match has been made, the Care Caller volunteer will initiate contact.
Relationships are built and strengthened through conversation