Open Doors Metropolitan Community Community is an interdenominational, ecumenical Christian fellowship based on the inclusive love and welcome of Jesus Christ to all people. We are a congregation of the Metropolitan Community Churches (Emerging Ministries Program) and the Progressive Christian Alliance. It is our understanding that "nothing can keep us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord." Therefore, we welcome and affirm all, regardless of race/ethnicity, socio-economic standing, cultural identity, sexual orientation, gender identity, relationship status, or religious affiliation. Even though we are explicitly Christian in our theological beliefs, we also maintain that no one person or group has complete understanding of God or scripture, and that learning from one another through conversation is a better path than mutual exclusion. We are a congregation with high hopes for inclusive, progressive Christianity in South Korea. Please feel free to contact us or join us for worship.
열린문 공동체는 다양한 교단에 속한 성도들이 모인 크리스챤 공동체이며, 모든 사람을 향한 예수님의 넓은 사랑과 포용에 기초하고 있습니다. 우리 공동체는 Progressive Christian Alliance의 일원입니다. 우리는 “어떠한 것도 우리의 주인 되시는 예수님 안에서 하나님의 사랑으로부터 멀어지게 하는 것은 없다.”는 사실을 믿습니다. 따라서 인종 / 민족, 사회 경제적 지위, 문화적 정체성, 성적 취향, 성 정체성, 관계 지위 또는 종교적 성향과 관계없이 모든 것을 환영하고 확언합니다. 열린문 공동체 교회의 신념이 명백히 기독교적 세계관과 일치하지만, 우리는 어느 개인이나 단체가 하나님이나 성경에 대해 완벽히 이해한다고 믿지 않으며, 대화를 통해 서로한테서 배우는 것이 상호 배타적인 자세보다 훨씬 나은 것임을 인지합니다. 우리 공동체는 대한민국에서 포용적이고 진보적인 기독교가 일어나는 것에 큰 기대를 하고 있습니다. 관심이 있으시다면 언제든지 연락을 주시거나 같이 예배 드려요.
Craig Bartlett, pastor of Open Doors Metropolitan Community Church, is originally from Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada, and was raised in the United Church of Canada tradition. He is a graduate (M.Div.) of Emmanuel College (Victoria University) in Toronto. He divides his time between Wonju, his wife's hometown, where he can be found on many weekends and holidays; and Seoul, where he leads ODMCC. Craig was ordained to Pastoral Ministry within the Progressive Christian Alliance in November 2015 and was ordained and received as a pastor in Metropolitan Community Churches in April 2018.
When he finds the time, Craig writes about his experiences in his blog My Hue In The Rainbow: Reflections of a Straight Pastor In A 'Gay' Church.
Daniel Payne is the founding pastor of Open Doors Community Church. He is a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was raised in the Baptist tradition, but his religious beliefs are ever evolving. After his ministry at Open Doors, he served as Director of Faith Formation at Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church in Harvard, MA (2015-2017). He is now living in Pensacola, Florida.