Introducing the Imago Dei Initiative

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Middletown Christian Church is excited to announce the launch of a new ministry: The Imago Dei Initiative. Imago Dei is the Latin phrase for “image of God.”

Building on our welcome statement that all people are made in God’s image and are welcome here, the Imago Dei Initiative will help us create a church environment where people from all walks of life will not only feel welcome but like they belong.

Our welcome statement at MCC reads as follows:

Middletown Christian Church is a faith community that recognizes and affirms that all people are made in the image of God. We welcome people of every race, gender identity, age, physical and mental ability, sexual orientation, economic circumstance, faith background, and political affiliation to participate fully in the life of our church.

The sacraments of baptism, communion, marriage, ordination, and parent/child dedications are open to everyone. We value a diversity of beliefs and are committed to real conversations as we share life together in this community. Wherever you find yourself on your faith journey, you are welcome here.


The Imago Dei Initiative will be led by a team of 6 congregation members who will guide the church through education opportunities and intentional action. The Imago Dei team will consider how effective Middletown Christian Church is at welcoming people into our congregation.

The team will serve two purposes: 1) Review Middletown Christian Church’s current efforts to fully live into our welcome statement; and 2) Develop opportunities to introduce our community to a diversity of perspectives.

You can listen to Brian Gerard’s sermon about this exciting new ministry here


Interested in learning more about this new ministry initiative?

Imago Dei Ministry Outline

Questions? Contact Rachel Freeny at [email protected].