Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries believes that LGBTQ+ people have extraordinary gifts for ministry. Through their public witness, these leaders enrich and transform our church and proclaim the Gospel now.

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Is your congregation ready?

Have you heard a congregation say they “just aren’t ready” for an LGBTQ+ pastor or deacon? We say – “Let us help you get ready!”
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Call committees and congregations should check out this 6-minute conversation starter about “getting ready” to welcome LGBTQ+ people into the call process.  Watch and share now!

 

Events

Dec 5-9 – Asher O’Callaghan at Rockwood Leadership Institute, Marshall, CA.

Dec 31 – Last day to make your “fabulous” 2016 gift to ELM!

Jan 6-8, 2017 – ELM at Western Mission Network Consultation, Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center, Carefree, AZ

Jan 20-23 – Asher O’Callaghan, workshop leader and guest preacher, ELCA Youth Ministry Network Extravaganza, Louisville, KY

Mar 9-12, 2017 -ELM Board Meeting, Pendel Hill, PA

July 16-19, 2017Proclaim Gathering (Cenacle Retreat Center, Chicago, IL)

 

Resources

For a comprehensive list of resources for LGBTQ candidates, as well as candidacy committees, call committees, internship sites, and more, please see our Resource Page.

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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!

Photo by Emily Ann Garcia.

Photo by Emily Ann Garcia.

VIDEO: A 3 minute video slideshow of the 2016 Proclaim Gathering. Watch here!

 

 

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