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Ask people on the street what they think Christianity stands for, and many of them will list ""anti-gay"" near the top of the list. As cultural conversation on sexuality continues to get louder, it is absolutely essential that your church know how to talk about homosexuality well and how to better love and minister to LGBT people.

This 22-page resource offers biblical reflection, wisdom from experienced pastors, and practical tips on how to balance conviction and love as you minister to LGBT people.

This Resource contains all of the following:

A Quick Guide For Action 
Key points for caregiving ministry.

Talking About Homosexuality 
Christians need to take steps to extend our message of healing and grace.

A Different Kind of Life 
Jesus holds out for all of us the ultimate gain—a life that encompasses the final renewal of creation itself.

Entering Their World 
Successful ministry to LGBT people depends on seeing life through their eyes.

Creating a Safe Environment 
The church can draw LGBT brothers and sisters into a community that nurtures, strengthens and gives hope.

When a Child Comes Out 
How to respond to a son or daughter who is grappling with homosexuality.

When a Spouse Says, "I'm Gay" 
Determine the extent of the behavior and be ready with an action plan.

Combining Conviction and Compassion 
Homosexuality is not God's design, but a reflection of the broken sinfulness of humanity.

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Topics:Congregational care, Counseling, Crisis, Discipleship, Healing, Homosexuality, Pastoral Care, Shepherding
Filters:Counseling, Discipleship, Pastor, Pastoral care, Shepherd
References:James 5:19-20, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11, 1 Timothy 1:15-16
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Christopher Clay

November 22, 2013  1:38pm

Interesting. When I came to recognize the blessing of God's grace it was because I understood the depth of my sin. When I realized how far I had fallen only then was I able to accept grace. So, it isn't that a Christian doesn't love the murder, thief, homosexual, adulterer , child molester, or prostitute. The problem is that culturally "homosexuality" is being made "ok". If it is ok then it is difficult for the Christian to witness, just as it is difficult to bring a murder or child molester in our home or associate with them in other ways. God calls us to be careful with whom we associate (I Cor. 5). It doesn't mean we are to not love them but just be careful. If a sinner is unrepentant and not willing to change be careful allowing evil into the flock. I two star rated this because it doesn't seem to have a section on dealing and confronting sin. Grace is not cheap. Recognizing that if a person is openly LGBT they are probably not being convicted by the spirit to change.

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Edward Steytler

October 17, 2013  11:07am

It is all well to love them as a person, but if they continue to sin, it there choice you cannot force them to change. As the Lord said when you accept Jesus as your savior but if you continue with your sin there after there will be no forgiveness for you sin. you can only plant a seed and then it is up to them to grow in the Lords ways or you will never come to ever lasting Life through Grace. You can only pray for them and Hope they will come to change.

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David Grant

August 24, 2013  5:35pm

My experience has been that one of the best approaches to this problem is found in John 8, where the woman who had been "caught" in the act of adultery by the Pharisees, was brought to Jesus, asking what should be done to her. (We all know the story) "Let him who is without sin, throw the first stone and they all dropped them and left! Then, Jesus straightened up and asked her, 'Where are the ones who condemned you?" No one Lord." Neither do I condemn YOU/personhood; go now and leave your life of sin." Jesus accepted her for WHO she was, but admonished her to stop DOING what she had been doing. I think He takes the same approach today with people who are "caught" in the sinful acts of the spirit, such as greed, lust and pride!!

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Ame David

April 04, 2013  11:20am

Steve, how can you say that the Church loves homosexuals when church members do not want to talk, eat, discuss not find out what they go through. It is just like you having a wife who cannot control her temper and you decide not to talk to her, nor eat with her but you claim you love her. Jesus never convinced Zacheus by telling him you have to repent before I come to your house. He rather said, Zacheus come down from the tree,I am dining in your home today. When the prostitute came to wash Jesus feet with the perfume, He did not tell her, repent before you touch me. Let's face the fact, our attitude as christians these days is deprived of love and all we do is condemn and tell people to repent before we can have a loving of relationship with them. That is not what Jesus did. I exhort all of us to read carefully the way Jesus treated people in the Bible and discover the beauty and power of real love that allows God to touch the lives of people.

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steve farless

March 29, 2013  2:10pm

There are a lot of sins that God targets by name are we to neglect homosexual sin? why not neglect adultery, murder, stealing, or prostitution? They are all named. a person is not a homosexual because of what he thinks or feels, he is a homosexual because of what he does. the church does eat with them as Jesus did, and just like Jesus we love them, but Jesus did not come to save them in their sin, but from it. No one really loves homosexuals as much as Jesus does, He loves them so much that He died to set them free from it. The church loves them too, and desires to see them set free from it.

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