Summary: Want to really make a difference when addressing homosexuality in your congregation and community? You can’t do it on your own! This important issue requires training that your community deserves!
Surveys show that the majority of Christians know a loved one who experiences homosexual attractions, and yet few churches know how to offer ministry for these individuals in a way that honors Christ. We tend to either reject them, or to endorse lifestyles that are contrary to Scripture. But there is a better way. It is incumbent on our church leaders to ponder how Christ would have Christians reach this group of people, and to lead their churches to establish relevant ministry.
This five-session leadership training series can be offered over a weekend retreat, or through five one-hour meetings. A discussion guide is included. The last session of this training will explain how to use the Church Implementation Guide and to Launch this ministry.
Leadership Training Topics
1. Measuring Grace
2. Measuring Truth
3. Where Truth & Grace Meet
4. Six Spheres in Focus
5. Implementation Guidelines
The Importance of Church Leadership
Research has shown united and visionary leadership to be a common factor in the development of vital and healthy congregations. This has been true from the days the church was founded until today. The Scriptures call Christian leaders and their congregations to embrace the visionary priorities given by Christ:
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20
Staying true to this mandate, the average Christian church is engaged in international missionary efforts and local outreach projects. Yet there is a huge gap in our vision; we have overlooked a mission field on our doorsteps.