We are an interdenominational and progressive Christian church dedicated to cultivating a just and generous expression of the Christian faith.
Who we are, what we do, and who we want to become is deeply rooted in our faith in Christ. He is at the center of everything we believe. The values of our church community are drawn out of the life Jesus embodied and our desire to emulate Him, so that Christ’s prayer of renewal "on earth as it is in heaven" may become a reality.
Acknowledging the limits of our own wisdom, we create space for the Spirit of Christ to call us toward an ever evolving and loving way of life. We believe that the divine mystery of the Trinity calls us to lovingly ask better questions rather than searching for and claiming to have all the right answers.
We invest our whole selves in vulnerable, inclusive, and imperfect community, committed to living out our stories together. We build honest relationships with one another and we are fully invested in living and affirming the stories of absolutely everyone regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or socioeconomic standing. Read this New York Times profile of our founding pastor, his family, and our church to learn about how we have transitioned to become inclusive and affirming towards LGBTQIA people, who are encouraged and invited to participate at all levels of leadership and areas of church life, while holding a diversity of different views on LGBTQIA issues within our congregation. Our motto will always be, "Unity not uniformity." We are more interested in asking good questions than in having good answers. To meet Queer & Questioning Christians in Forefront, connect with Queer Communion.
We partner with God’s work in our world by selflessly serving with our time, energy, and extravagant giving of our resources in response to God’s grace.
Understanding racism means that our church must be aware of how race and racism affects the lived experience of people of color and how people participate, often unknowingly, in acts and attitudes that have a negative impact on people groups. We follow the example of Jesus Christ, who didn't treat people equally but rather equitably based on their lived experiences within society. We prayerfully strive to do the same.
Each year, the Forefront Brooklyn Leadership Team releases our financial report and budget for the upcoming year. We're excited about all of the good things that God is doing at Forefront. We're thankful that Forefront Brooklyn has developed a culture of strong financial health and transparency. We're glad to share this with our community.
We're incredibly grateful for your giving that makes this budget possible, and we welcome you to contribute to our continued growth. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact the members of our Leadership Team or myself.
Thanks for your time and investment in Forefront Brooklyn.
Jonathan Williams, Lead Pastor