As we seek to deepen and expand the holy work of welcome, inclusion, and celebration of LGBTQIA+ people in the church and society, we can find ourselves asking, "What does LGBTQIA+ mean?" Together we will co-create a safe space to learn helpful skills and tools to support you and your ministry.

Upcoming Trainings:

September 23, 2021
October 14, 2021
January 27, 2022
February 18, 2022
March 17, 2022
April 21, 2022
May 19, 2022
June 16, 2022

All SOGIE Trainings will take place from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM CT

Training Components:

  • Practice hospitable curiosity to create a safe and inviting learning environment for all
  • Trainers will practice and model Graceful Engagement in support of LGBTQIA+ people
  • Honest conversation about how honoring LGBTQIA+ identities is holy work

Participants Will:

  • Gain an understanding of why LGBTQIA+ work matters in church and society
  • Learn the difference between a person's sex, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation
  • Understand how specific forms of hospitality can have a big impact
  • Reflect in small groups on what they have learned and how it will impact their lives and ministry
  • Engage in Action Mapping to create a plan for actions and next steps