Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries believes the public witness of LGBTQIA+ ministers transforms the church and enriches the world. 

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ELM + PO Box 14317 + Chicago, IL 60614-8503

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Is your congregation ready?

Have you heard a congregation say they “just aren’t ready” for an LGBTQIA+ 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 LGBTQIA+ people into the call process.  Watch and share now!

 

Events

August 5-8 – Proclaim Gathering 2018 

August 11 – Installation of Preston Fields, 4 pm at Salem Lutheran Church, Sycamore, IL

August 20 –ELM Executive Director Amanda Gerken-Nelson at Pacific Lutheran Theology Seminary  Faculty Retreat, Berkeley, CA

August 26 – ELM Executive Director Amanda Gerken-Nelson preaching at St Francis Lutheran Church, San Fransisco, CA

September 17-20 – #Proclaim300

October 4-6 – ELM Board Meeting, Chicago, IL

For more information about upcoming events and visits, please email us at info@elm.org

Resources

For a comprehensive list of resources for LGBTQIA+ 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

VIDEO: A 3 minute video slideshow of the 2017 Proclaim Gathering. Watch here!