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 24, 2020

October 22, 2020

November 12, 2020

December 3, 2020

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

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