Resources for Reflection on Caring for the LGBTQ+ Community
Featured Resources - Start Here
As Highlanders, we aim to embrace the maxim that we should “seek first to understand.” This can be challenging, especially when we are beginning to explore a complex topic like human sexuality. Because many of us may be unfamiliar with the many layers of this conversation, we’ve created a glossary of terms for you to consult as you explore the resources below. We hope it’s helpful.
Glossary of terms- A reference for understanding the language of the LGBTQ+ community.
A Time to Listen - LGBTQ+ stories of the MB church:June 24, 2021 | September 22, 2021 | January 12, 2022 | June 8, 2022
Joey and Dana - YouTube channel of two Christian young women responding to questions that impact LGBTQ+ youth.
Pray Away. Available on Netflix. Ex-leaders and a survivor of the conversion therapy movement speak out about its harm to the LGBTQ+ community.
Blue Babies Pink - BT Harman shares his experience of growing up in the Southern Baptist church and struggling with his sexuality. This is also available in a blog format through the same link for those who prefer reading.
Let's Talk About [Homo]sexuality - Two Christian gay men respectfully debate if gay and lesbian Christians ought to be celibate or if they are free to embrace same sex marriage.
A Time to Listen - April 6, 2022 - Representatives from Artisan Church in Vancouver share about what it was like for their congregation to embrace a more generous posture of LGBTQ+ belonging in their church.
Bruce Miller with BCMB pastors. Bruce led some of our BCMB pastors through a day of teaching around developing a biblically faithful inclusion model for your church. Time was given to process input and develop ministry guidelines, values, and inclusion parameters.