MCC Polity (Metropolitan Community Churches)



Facebook is used extensively in this course. Students should obtain and read, prior to the course, the following:


Perry, Troy D. with Thomas L.P. Swicegood. Don’t Be Afraid Anymore: The Story of Reverend Troy Perry and the Metropolitan Community Churches. New York: St. Martins Press, 1990. (used copies can be found online)


Jim Downs. Stand by Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation. Basic Books (available from online outlets)



Fall dates (Sept. 19-Nov. 7, 2019) –  2 online meetings on Sept. 19 and Nov. 1st, (2pm PDT) and use of Facebook.



Course Presenter: Rev. Terri Echelbarger



This is a hybrid course where most work is self-paced. An online independent study with instructor, Rev. Terri Echelbarger. Timeline to be arranged in advance with instructor.  Cost:  $200.00

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Our goal is to offer each of the three required MCC courses (e.g. Polity, Queer History, and Sexuality Studies) twice per calendar year. Details on this page will be added as they are confirmed, so check back often. Our attempt is to give you as much information as possible so that you can plan in advance.

Registration will open at least one month prior to each course. (Click here for our refund policy.) Please contact us if you have any questions.

NOTE: For those who are officially “In-Care” with MCC, limited scholarships are available to cover the costs associated with these required courses. Please download, complete, and submit the Clergy Development Scholarship Application on the Forms and Manuals section of the OFLD website under Incoming Clergy.