Devoted Webinar #2 in a series of 6: Equipping leaders to take practical steps towards loving LGBTQ+ people with boldness.
About this Event
Are you a ministry leader looking to engage more compassionately with LGBTQ+ people in your congregation and community? Do you desire to emulate Christ’s incarnational love without compromising deeply held beliefs on sexuality? This training is designed to equip leaders to take practical steps towards loving the LGBTQ+ people in their community with a new boldness, while avoiding common pitfalls that erode relationships, harm faith communities, and damage those who identify as LGBTQ+. We will focus on adopting a missional lens towards our interactions with LGBTQ+ people, with a look into the history between the church and this community, their spiritual needs, and pastoral care implications.
Heidi Weaver-Smith is the Founder and Executive Director of LOVEboldly. Compelled by Christ's interactions with marginalized folks in the Gospels and disturbed by the stories of LGBTQ+ friends who had been treated poorly by Christians, she founded LOVEboldly in 2011. Through her leadership of LOVEboldly, Heidi empowers LGBTQ+ and straight Christians to step towards loving one another boldly and equips Christians to engage with dignity and civility in the polarizing conversations surrounding faith and sexuality. Heidi has completed seminary coursework at Asbury Theological Seminary and has been participating in dialogues with traditionally-minded Christians and the LGBTQ+ community since 2008. She lives with her husband, Steven, and their young daughters, Felicity and Violet, in Columbus, OH.
Zip file (407MB) containing mp4 webinar recording (1hr 25min)