Written Resources for the Church
The following resources are shared for Congregations, Call Committees, Candidacy Committees, Internship Supervisors and Committees.
6 minute video Enrich & Transform – Welcoming LGBTQIA+ Candidates into the Call Process
Enrich and Transform – Welcoming LGBTQIA+ Candidates into the Call Process (printed resource)
For Candidacy Committees: Candidacy and LGBTQIA+ Individuals – An Offered Resource for ELCA Candidacy Committees
For Internship Congregations:Internship-and-Gender & Sexual Minorities-ELM-Resource-for-Supervisors-and-Committees
For Everyone: Dear God, I am Gay – Thank You! – a collection of sermons and writings by Joel R. Workin
Other Resources for the Church
Proclaim Pulpit Supply – find an LGBTQIA+ leader in your area to preach in your congregation.
Written Resources for LGBTQIA+ Candidates
A comprehensive resource for LGBTQIA+ candidates from initial discernment through First Call.
Dear God, I am Gay – Thank You! – a collection of sermons and writings by Joel R. Workin
Other Resources for LGBTQIA+ Candidates
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