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Resources

Written Resources for the Church

The following resources are shared for Congregations, Call Committees, Candidacy Committees, Internship Supervisors and Committees.

enrich and transform coverFor Congregations and Call Committees:

6 minute video Enrich & Transform – Welcoming LGBTQ Candidates into the Call Process

Enrich and Transform – Welcoming LGBTQ Candidates into the Call Process (printed resource)

(Enrich and Transform – printer friendly version

For Candidacy Committees:  Candidacy and LGBTQ Individuals – An Offered Resource for ELCA Candidacy Committees

For Internship Congregations: Internship and LGBTQ Interns – A Guide for Supervisors and Committees

For Everyone: Treasure in Clay Jars – Stories of LGBTQ Leaders in the Lutheran Church

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

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Other Resources for the Church

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Rev. Jeff Johnson. Photo by Emily Ann Garcia

 

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Proclaim Pulpit Supply – find an LGBTQ+ leader in your area to preach in your congregation.

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Written Resources for LGBTQ+ Candidates

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

A comprehensive resource for LGBTQ+ candidates from initial discernment through First Call.  

treasure coverTreasure in Clay Jars – Stories of LGBTQ Leaders in the Lutheran Church

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

Other Resources for 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

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