To put it simply, we’re different.

You’ve heard that before, right? You’re not alone.

In July of 2017, twelve of us met in a stranger’s living room to dream of what we now call Two Rivers Church. As we dreamed, we recognized our collective pain over the harm that the church has caused so many of our kin — BIPOC, LGBTQ+, women, migrants, asylum-seekers, and refugees — and the list goes on.

Our work is centered in the guiding principle that we are not and will never be a church that causes harm. Like Jesus, we’re committed to taking bold action that leads to equity, justice, inclusion and belonging. It’s not easy, but it’s what we we’re made for.

We operate with clarity

We recognize that the harm that is done in churches is often the result of ambiguity. Our church is committed to communicating our values, beliefs, commitments and policies with absolute clarity. We’re proud to say that we’ve been verified clear by the Church Clarity project.

Click on any items in the accordion below for more clarity about some of our church’s key commitments. If you’d like more information, please reach out to us at connect@tworiverschs.org and we’ll be in touch shortly.

We embrace God’s gift of diversity within our community and throughout the world. In celebration of that gift, we wholly commit ourselves to equity and inclusion for all people in relation to and across intersections of race, age, color, ability, ancestry, faith history, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, social class, economic class, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, and all other identities represented among the diversity of the image of God.
We are fully committed to the work of anti-racism. We reject the norms, expectations and traditions of the church powered by whiteness. Being anti-racist means we amplify and center the voices of Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) in our leadership, our resources and our conversations. We spend our money in black-owned businesses. We are solidarity partners, coming in at the invitation of organizations led by BIPOC and taking their lead. Our staff and leadership team engages in regular anti-racism training. As individuals and as leadership, we speak out when we confront racism in our personal lives, our structures and our communities.