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Pastoring Homosexuality

Creating Cultures of
Love & Truth

An E-course Lead By
OnceGay Leader Elizabeth Woning

 
 
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WHAT TO EXPECT

Offering the hope of the gospel to those who are confused about their sexuality or sexual identity has never been more complex. How can pastors guide their congregation to address homosexuality with a hopeful, yet sacred view? Join Elizabeth Woning, co-founder of Equipped to Love and CHANGED, in this month-long teaching series that will offer conversation, insight and feedback to pastors seeking to navigate LGBTQ issues with grace and humility.

session topics

1 God Encounters: Hearing Truth

  • OnceGay Testimonies & Introductions

  • What is the experience of homosexuality?

  • What are the unique emotional and spiritual challenges to homosexuality?

2 Kingdom-Minded Doctrine

  • Radical Faith & Powerful Gospel: Nothing is Impossible

  • Moving beyond Leviticus: Casting Vision for the Kingdom In Our Midst

  • The New Creation: The Hope for Life After Homosexuality

3 Preparing Your Church & Addressing Culture

  • Educating your team and congregation on sexual ethics

  • Strategies for inclusion

  • Navigating Situations:
    A gay couple walks into your church…”
    A transgender woman asks to be baptized.”

  • Not every church environment can offer transformation, but every church can offer encounter

  • 7 Spiritual Ingredients for breakthrough in sexual or gender identity

  • What to expect if you have a seeker sensitive church: deciding to protect the gospel

4 Equipping Your Healing Team

  • Fragility and Sensitivity

  • Discipleship and Long Term Care

  • Focusing on Identity and Intimacy

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launching fall 2019

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Meet Elizabeth

In her early 20s, Elizabeth Woning “came out” as a lesbian and embraced the LGBTQ community. She attended a Presbyterian (USA) seminary openly lesbian and did ministry within the LGBTQ community. Over time, her faith led her to question her sexuality as a lesbian, which ultimately led to a change in her sexual experience. Today Elizabeth no longer experiences same sex attraction and is married to her husband, Doug, of 13 years. She teaches at the Bethel School of Ministry and is co-founder of Equipped to Love and CHANGED, which focus upon sexual identity and life after LGBTQIA+. Elizabeth holds a Master’s Degree in Theology and is a licensed pastor at Bethel Church. She serves Moral Revolution as an author, lecturer and consultant.