Congregation & Family Resources

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52 Ways #4: Fully Incorporate LGBTQ People in Your Preaching and Teaching

If LGBTQ people are to truly be able to apply the messages that are preached and taught in our communities of faith, we, like all people, need to hear words that are relevant to our lives. That means using examples and concepts that include people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. This is vital […]

52 Ways #3: Learn More about LGBTQ People in your Area

Take some time and learn more about LGBTQ people, especially those in your local area. It is important to understand the joys and challenges that the community experiences beyond the stereotypes. Recognize that there are people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in every racial and cultural group. Do some investigation. Find a local […]

Ministry at El/La Para Translatinas: A CLGS Lavender Lunch with Nicole Santamaría

Click HERE  to view a video recording of this discussion of Ministry among Translatinas! https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/play/U8IMP9muP0-F6N0B-qXCuGH8xiFx9uA7r0F5fKdzZQpKJ6PgkG4JDI1E8w9D-R9vaXxZCr9HGKY8jOy0.ZUpBVXdvGJwnydgC?continueMode=true International activist, art therapist, and educator Nicole Santamaría will speak about their current ministry as Executive Director of El/La Para TransLatinas, a Bay Area organization that has served the Translatina community for over 25 years. Nicole’s direct work with the LGBTQI community started […]

52 Ways #2: Be Visible!

So you’re ready to welcome LGBTQ+ people at your place of worship. Fantastic! Now its time to let everyone know. One of the most important things you can do is to make your welcome clearly visible.  Take a look outside and inside the places that you meet. Imagine you are a person who has never […]

52 Ways to Expand Your Welcome to LGBTQ+ People and Our Families

During our 20th Anniversary Year we are reprising — and updating! — our popular weekly blog on 52 Ways to Expand Your Welcome to LGBTQ+ People and Our Families.  Every week we will post suggestions on how your faith community can become more welcoming to – and inclusive of – LGBTQ+ People and Our Families! […]

Bienvenida, Inclusión, Solidaridad: Programa educativo para familias Latinx y sus comunidades de fe

  Nuestro CLGS Currículo Latinx es una programa educativo provee una oportunidad para familias Latinx, y sus comunidades de fe, alcanzar la aceptación, entendimiento, y afirmación de las personas LGBTQ+ en sus familias y congregaciones. Esta es una oportunidad, también, para vivir plenamente los valores de inclusión y solidaridad en nuestras familias y comunidades de fe. […]

Valuing Families: Christian Education for the Household of God | A CLGS Asian/Pacific Islander Roundtable Resource

We are proud to reissue this resource produced by the CLGS Asian/Pacific Islander (API) Roundtable! Most mainstream Christian congregational education programs that affirm lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people focus on sexual orientation identity and diversity to serve the goal of inclusion. This approach is clearly helpful for sexual and gender minorities struggling against […]