Considering the Matter of Same-Sex Blessings
A project approved by National Church Council, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, wherein scholars from across the ELCIC were invited to write short essays on various aspects of the theological, ecclesiological, and pastoral implications of authorizing a parish-based local option to perform same-sex blessings. All the essays and the accompanying study guide are now completed, edited and formatted, and posted to the web.
Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries
Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries credentials and rosters qualified candidates of all sexual orientations and gender identities for ministry; supports these pastors by connecting them with congregations who are committed to the full participation of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in Lutheran life and ministry; provides mission grants to support the ministry of its rostered members; and provides a network of support to congregations and pastors.
Lutherans Concerned in Canada
Lutherans Concerned in Canada is a Christian ministry affirming God’s love for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
Lutheran Human Relations Association
Since 1953, Lutheran Human Relations Association has been involved in the struggle to eradicate racism and other oppressions. LHRA confronts the hard issues of human justice through a variety of Biblically based programs.
The Naming Project
The Naming Project is a faith-based youth group serving youth of all sexual and gender identities. The primary focus is to provide a place for youth who are gay / lesbian / bisexual / transgender / queer / questioning to learn, grow, and share their experiences.
The Network for Inclusive Vision
The Network provides a public roster of church leaders committed to witness to the inclusive Gospel of Jesus Christ by fostering the full inclusion of persons who are lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, or transgender in the congregational life and ordained ministry of the ELCA.
A journey to end the suffering of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans.
Wingspan Ministry is a ministry of St Paul-Reformation Lutheran Church. Wingspan does not hold separate worship services, though it supports the monthly worship that is celebrated by Lutherans Concerned Twin Cities at St Paul-Reformation Lutheran Church. Wingspan is a ministry of pastoral care, education, advocacy and support for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.