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Resources for the LGBTQIA+ Community

ELCA LGBTQ

 

 

This is Christ's church. There is a place for you here.

We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God's grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person – questions, complexities and all.

 

 

ELCA

ELCA social statement on human sexuality

Human Sexuality: Gift and Trust expresses ELCA teaching on human sexuality. A social statement is a teaching and policy document that assists us in thinking about and discussing social issues in the context of faith and society. This statement was adopted in 2009 and provides guidance on matters like marriage, family and same-gender relationships.

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Living Lutheran

LGBTQIA+ voices and ministries in
Living Lutheran

We are a church that values and encourages diverse voices and lively dialogue.

Find articles authored by LGBTQIA+ church leaders and stories about ministries that affirm people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in Living Lutheran magazine and on LivingLutheran.org.

Living Lutheran

 

 

Supplimental Marriage Resources

Evangelical Lutheran Worship
Service of Marriage:
Supplemental Resources

This marriage service supplement offers inclusive language for all couples who seek to be married within this church.

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Talking Together

A Guide for Talking Together about Shared Ministry with Same-Sex Couples and Their Families

This four-part conversation series supports congregations as they minister to and with same-sex couples and their families.

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The gift of our
LGBTQIA+ siblings

ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton celebrates the ways this church and this country have been enriched by the gifts of LGBTQIA+ people.

Watch the Video

ELCA presiding bishop praises SCOTUS decision on LGBTQIA+ rights

The court's decision is an important recognition of equal protection under the law for LGBTQIA+ people and for all.

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ReconcilingWorks

Resources from ReconcilingWorks, an Independent Lutheran Organization

ReconcilingWorks is an independent Lutheran, membership-supported organization for the full welcome, inclusion and equity of LGBTQIA+ Lutherans in all aspects of the life of their church, congregations and community.

ReconcilingWorks

The Reconciling in Christ (RIC) Program is for congregations, synods, colleges, seminaries, and other Lutheran organizations and ministry communities that have made a public commitment to welcome, include and celebrate LGBTQIA+ people.

Find a RIC community

Interested in learning more? ReconcilingWorks offers educational resources for Lutheran congregations.


 
 
  educational resources