Our progressive community is committed to justice, compassion and the dignity of all persons.
We are — a Missional Church, a Progressive Church, a Liberal Church, and a Eucharistic Church.
• At Seventh Avenue Church — you can come as you are.
• At Seventh Avenue Church — the unexpected is the norm.
• At Seventh Avenue Church — we are church that works again!
But what does that all mean, you ask?
What we believe . . .
Knowing that no one church has 100% agreement about all things, below are just a few things that we believe as part of our larger denomination, the Presbyterian Church (USA) and as Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church, a particular congregation here in San Francisco.
The following interview of our pastor explores our beliefs in regards to Communion:
We strive to be a welcoming and hospitable community where all people are welcome. We are a community that values the sacredness of life. We honor diversity. We listen for God’s call. We challenge and nurture each person’s journey toward the justice of Christ, the reconciliation of the Spirit and the wholeness of God. It is from this understanding that we live our faith in the world.
a Christian Community — seeking to know the Christ as our friend, teacher and guide. We believe that — in looking at Jesus we gain a glimpse of the face of God.
a Trinitarian Community — seeking to live a life in communion with Mystery of God, the presence of Christ, and the indwelling power of the Spirit.
We understand God as Creator of all that is.
We understand Jesus as the manifestation of God in human form through the incarnation: God with us.
We understand Spirit to be the empowering force of God enabling us to be agents of change in the world.
a Eucharistic Community — where our response to life is one of thanksgiving. At The Table we celebrate God’s abundant love in all its variety and difference, affirming the truth that our unity is not found in conformity, but in our diversity.
a Contemplative Community — striving to be attentive to God’s invitations both corporately and individually. We believe it is important to balance a personal spirituality with a communal one. This empowers us to be about doing justice, loving kindness, and striving to walk humbly with our God.*
an Inclusive Community — where people of faith and no faith are welcome regardless of gender, worldly condition, race, age, physical ability, sexual orientation, political party, educational achievements or financial resources. Bottom line: we enjoy life and one another; please know you are most welcome in our midst!
You can also check out our Design for Ministry which shows how we carry out our beliefs.