It’s been an interesting week, with my new bullying book releasing yesterday, and doing a two day show about bullying with Focus on the Family…
But honestly, my mind is on tonight.
Tonight and tomorrow my friends Sean McDowell, Greg Stier and Caleb Kaltenbach are joining together with me to speak to church leaders about reaching LGBTQ youth at our Anchored Leadership Conference.
We are excited, yet nervous, about this event because we know emotions run high when you bring up this subject (it’s like bringing up politics at dinner). But we think it’s worth it because we know so many of us in the church are desperate for resources and training in what it really looks like to love LGBTQ people like Jesus loved people, without abandoning our theology. (And I’m so glad to have Sean, Greg and Caleb embarking on this journey with me.)
People can still register to stream the event– so join us “virtually” if you like- REGISTER TO STREAM IT HERE. (Streaming can be watched live tonight or tomorrow, or after 3 days it can be replayed once for a week).
Thanks so much for your prayers!
Many of you have heard the buzz… I mentioned it in my blog once prior… I talked about it on Facebook… and now it’s official. It’s happening in California November 2nd and 3rd:
Sean, Greg and I have been hearing the same questions from pastors and youth workers over the last year:
“What do I say to the kids in my youth group who say they’re ‘pan’ and the student who identifies as a different gender?”
“How can I Continue reading “Helping leaders reach LGBTQ youth” »
What do Chick-Fil-A, rapper Trip Lee and Sean McDowell have in common?
All three captivated my attention last weekend… and I think you’ll find ‘why’ fascinating.
Let me back up. For the last decade the youth ministry world has been wrestling with a tough question—one that parents are asking just the same:
Why are so many kids walking away from their faith during/after high school?
Continue reading “building into young people during their gap year” »
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