NEW Youth Ministry Resource!

New Resource for Youth Ministry Professionals and Lay Leaders! Did you know that the average lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual person comes out at the age of 16? This means that there is a high chance you will have an LGBTQIA+ youth in your congregation. Our new Guide to Welcome LGBTQIA+ Youth & Their Families will engage your faith community and equip it to provide helpful and appropriate care to LGBTQIA+ youth. This resource is full of helpful information su...
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A New RIC Community: Episcopal Lutheran Ministry at University of Louisville (Louisville, KY)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Episcopal Lutheran Ministry at University of Louisville (Louisville, KY). Their welcome statement reads: "God’s love, poured out in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, is for absolutely everyone. Episcopal Lutheran Ministry on the Campus of the University of Louisville seeks to make this love known to all students, faculty, administration, and staff by offering radically inclusive hospitality. This...
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A New RIC Community: Camp Mount Luther (Mifflinburg, PA)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Camp Mount Luther (Mifflinburg, PA). Their welcome statement reads: "In response to God’s immeasurable love; and Jesus’ radical calls for grace, inclusion, and freedom of expression, Camp Mount Luther believes all staff, campers, and guests shall be affirmed as children of God who are able to be loved, treated with dignity and justice, and shown grace. Diversity and uniqueness are welcome here because God welcome...
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A New RIC Community: Lutheran Campus Ministry–University of Texas at San Antonio (San Antonio, TX)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Lutheran Campus Ministry--University of Texas at San Antonio (San Antonio, TX). Their welcome statement reads: "You are loved. You belong. As Christ does, we welcome people of all races, ethnicities, national origins, sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions, ages, educational backgrounds, economic conditions, marital status, spiritualities, religious perspectives (secular, nonreligious, agnos...
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A New RIC Community: Trinity Lutheran Church (Dover, NJ)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Trinity Lutheran Church (Dover, NJ). Their welcome statement reads: "All Are Welcome in This Place! The people of Trinity Lutheran Church of Dover, New Jersey, welcome you to our church community. We invite you to worship with us, enjoy the fellowship of a loving congregation and learn more about TLC and our Lutheran tradition. We extend a loving welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, ...
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A New RIC Community: Midvale Community Lutheran Church (Madison, WI)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Midvale Community Lutheran Church (Madison, WI). Their welcome statement reads: "Midvale Community Lutheran Church welcomes all because Jesus welcomes all. With you here, we are closer to who God is calling us to be. If you've felt excluded or harmed in any way, you are welcome here. Your gender identity/expression and sexual orientation are welcome here. Your family, children, friends, and partners are wel...
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A New RIC Community: Christ the King Lutheran Church (Cary, NC)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Christ the King Lutheran Church (Cary, NC). Their welcome statement reads: "Following Jesus' example, we celebrate the sacred worth and dignity of all persons. Whatever your race, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or relationship status, physical or mental ability, economic circumstance, political persuasion, faith background, age, history, or station in life, we welcome you. We hono...
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A New RIC Community: (Puyallup, WA)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Peace Lutheran Church (Puyallup, WA). Their welcome statement reads: "God graciously welcomes us into this community, joining us to the body of Christ by the movement of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, we welcome all. We welcome… • People of all races and ethnicities, countries of origin, ancestries, and cultures; • People of all religious backgrounds, including no religious background; • People of all ...
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A New RIC Community: Clifton Lutheran Church (Marblehead, MA)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: Clifton Lutheran Church (Marblehead, MA). Their welcome statement reads: "We at Clifton would love to offer you a welcome! What do we mean by that? Who do we mean by that? Our answer is everyone and in the fullness of who they are. We believe that we are all created in God’s image, and all redeemed in Christ. Everyone. And we believe that everyone has their struggles, their sorrows, their sins and the same Savi...
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A New RIC Community: St. Luke Lutheran Church (Devon, PA)

Help ReconcilingWorks welcome the newest Reconciling in Christ (RIC) community: St. Luke Lutheran Church (Devon, PA). Their welcome statement reads: "Jesus welcomes everyone –no exceptions!Jesus was famous for extending a radical welcome to everyone he met, crossing over all kinds of human-made lines and boundaries. Having received Jesus’ radical welcome ourselves, we extend that same welcome to all people. At Saint Luke, every person’s identity is recognized and celebrated as a gift from ...
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