Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries affirms & supports LGBTQ Lutheran rostered leaders and those pursuing a call to rostered leadership, while engaging allied congregations & ministries to proclaim God’s love and seek justice for all

“But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us.”  – 2 Corinthians 4:7

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A Minute to Proclaim…

Click on the video to the right to hear Rev. Susan Halvor’s one-minute story about serving as a chaplain in Alaska – where she knows 6 openly LGBTQ ministers. Or click here to view in-depth profiles of Proclaim leaders. Proclaim, a program of ELM, is an active community of 165 LGBTQ Lutheran rostered leaders, candidates for ministry, and seminarians. Our other programs are Candidacy Accompaniment and Ministry Engagement.

Events

December 13 – 1 pm Ordination of Rose Beeson at Faith Lutheran Church in Phoenix, Arizona

Feb 5 – 8 – ELM Board of Directors Meeting

April 17 – 20, 2015 – 2015 Proclaim Gathering- Stony Point, NY (45 minutes from New York City) 

 

 

Resources

*New!  Enrich & Transform: Welcoming LGBTQ Candidates into the Call Process

A guide for call committees considering the diverse gifts of candidates, including those who are LGBTQ.

Current Proclaim Members

Listing of Proclaim members.

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Proclaim Pulpit Supply

See Proclaim members available to preach and preside in your area.

Candidacy and LGBTQ Seminarians

Candidacy and LGBTQ Individuals – A resource for ELCA candidacy committees working with LGBTQ candidates.

Proclaim Seminarian Team – LGBTQ student reps at seminaries and divinity schools 

ELM Seminary Advocates - faculty or staff members who serve as a liaison between ELM and their campus and as an ally and advocate for LGBTQ students

New!  First Call Guide for LGBTQ Candidates

Mysteries of the Ages: ELM’s Unofficial Guide for LGBTQ First Call Candidates.  A peer-to-peer resource for LGBTQ candidates navigating the end of the candidacy process through first call.

© Keith Haring Foundation. Used with permission

Thinking About Coming Out?

Connect with people in Proclaim as you go through the coming out process as a rostered leader or seminarian.

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BOOK:  “Dear God, I am Gay — thank you!”

Second Edition collection of essays and sermons by Joel Workin.  Amazing stuff!

VIDEO: 2014 Proclaim Retreat Video CLICK HERE 

A 2 minute video slideshow of the gathering.