events & Programs
First Conversations on Sexuality & Gender Identity: A Small Group Study
Please join us online as our Founder and Executive Director, Heidi Weaver-Smith, leads us through our newest resource, "First Conversations on Sexuality & Gender Identity". This 90-minute study is designed for small groups at churches and faith-based organizations who are looking to start and guide constructive dialogue around the intersection of faith and sexuality/gender identity.
faith in families
Has your child told you they’re gay or transgender? Not sure how to handle the news? Worried about what this means for your child and family?
Faith in Families is a four hour program offered by Lighthouse Youth and Family Services, in partnership with LOVEboldly. The program is designed for parents and other adult caregivers to receive support and information when their child comes out as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. The program offers an opportunity to address worries and concerns and have questions answered by professional staff. Family members can expect a confidential and respectful experience. All families, regardless of belief or background, are welcome. The program is free and lunch is provided. Lunch includes a special presentation and panel discussion for families with religious questions facilitated by LOVEboldly.
Empowering local churches to take an active role in repairing relationships with the LGBTQ+ community through apologizing and sharing God's love in practical ways.
Check back for more info about how we are participating in Pride!
Is your church or organization discerning how to navigate differences or disagreement in belief on sexuality and gender identity? Are you struggling with how to lead these conversations well in your community or how to care better for LGBTQ+ people? Many pastors and church leadership teams feel understandable trepidation taking on these divisive conversations. Our consulting process, leadership and congregation surveys, coaching, and expert recommendations are here to help you navigate a path forwards to caring well for your entire community. We journey alongside your leaders, using feedback from your own community to build custom recommendations, guiding you through implementation each step of the way.