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Rev. Jeff Johnson. Photo by Emily Ann Garcia


Curriculum: Light to All in the House – A collection of workshops to equip congregations to welcome LGBTQ pastors into the call process

Candidacy Committees:  Candidacy and LGBTQIA+ Individuals

Internship CongregationsInternship and Gender & Sexual Minorities – a resource for Supervisors and Internship Committees


Dear God, I am Gay – Thank You! – a collection of sermons and writings by Joel R. Workin+


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Coming Out to Your Congregation: best practices and advice from fellow religious leaders who have left the closet!

Dear God, I am Gay – Thank You! – a collection of sermons and writings by Joel R. Workin


The Mysteries of the Ages: a handy guide for LGBTQIA+ people exploring or preparing for rostered ministry in the ELCA

Proclaim Seminarian Team – LGBTQIA+ 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 LGBTQIA+ students

Rev. AJ Striffler and Ben Hogue. Photo by Emily Ann Garcia.

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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!