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Faith Formation: LGBTQIA+

Resources including: Children & Family Curricula & Storytime; Confirmation/Affirmation of Baptism; Denominational Resources; Tween & Teen Mental and Spiritual Health; Sexuality & Identity; and Online/At-Home Tech

Adult Books

Ace     Athena to Barbie: Bodies, Archetypes, and Women's Search for Self     Before We Were Trans     The Biblical World of Gender     Body Becoming: A Path to Our Liberation     The Book of Non-Binary Joy     Called Out     Cover Image     Colors of Hope: A Devotional Journal from LGBTQ+ Christians     The Economic Case for LGBT Equality          Fine     Gender Euphoria          Hola Papi     John Pavlovitz; Pavlovitz; palvovitz; plavlovitz; jon Pavlovitz; john Pavlovitz book; Pavlovitz book; john Pavlovitz books; Pavlovitz books; new Pavlovitz; new john Pavlovitz; new Pavlovitz book; new Pavlovitz books; new john Pavlovitz book; new john Pavlovitz books; stuff that needs to be said; stuff that needs to be said blog; stuff that needs to be said book; spiritual none; spiritual nones; religious none; religious nones; if god is love; If god is love book; if god is love Pavlovitz; if god is love john Pavlovitz; if god is love Pavlovitz book; if god is love john Pavlovitz book; if god is love don’t be a jerk; if god is love, don’t be a jerk; if god is love dont be a jerk; if god is love, don’t be a jerk; finding faith that makes us better; finding a faith that makes us better humans; Christian living book; Christian living books; progressive Christian; progressive Christians; progressive Christianity; progressive Christian book; progressive Christianity book; progressive Christianity books; the church of not being horrible; how to be a better Christian; being a better Christian; Christian left; the Christian left; progressive Christian author, progressive Christian authors; john Pavlovitz twitter; john Pavlovitz facebook; Pavlovitz twitter; john Pavlovitz facebook; john Pavlovitz trump; john Pavlovitz Wikipedia; who is john Pavlovitz; john Pavlovitz author; john Pavlovitz blog; john Pavlovitz quotes; johnpavlovitz.com; john Pavlovitz bio; pastor john Pavlovitz youtube; liberal christian; liberal christianity; liberal christian book; liberal christianiy books; progressive religion; progressive religion books; F2021          In the Shelter: Finding a Home in the World     In Transit: Being Non-Binary in a World of Dichotomies     Love Makes Room: And Other Things I Learned When My Daughter Came Out:  Frenes, Staci: 9781506468631: Amazon.com: Books     Made, Known, Loved: Developing LGBTQ-Inclusive Youth Ministry     One Coin Found: How God's Love Stretches to the Margins     Book - Paperback     Outlove: A Queer Christian Survival Story     Outside the Lines: How Embracing Queerness Will Transform Your Faith     Raising Them: Our Adventure in Gender Creative Parenting Cover Image     Read This to Get Smarter     Book - Paperback     Reclaiming Two-Spirits               Picture of Signs of Hope     Swinging on the Garden Gate     True Inclusion     When Kids Ask Hard Questions, Volume 2: More Faith-Filled Responses for Tough Topics

Children's Books

Be Who You Are     Cover of Blossom and Bud     Max and Friends: Call Me Max Trade Book     A Costume for Charly     Picture of Different--A Great Thing to Be!               It's Okay to Be Different     Cover of Jacob's School Play     Jamie and Bubbie: A Book About People’s Pronouns     Julián at the Wedding     Julián is a Mermaid               Look Inside No One Else like You     Penguins Don't Wear Pink     Rainbow Boy          Cover of They’re So Flamboyant     We Listen to Our Bodies: A picture book about body awareness and consent.     What Is Love?          

Tweens & Teens Books

All Boys Aren't Blue     Blessed Youth Survival Guide     Called Out     Colors of Hope: A Devotional Journal from LGBTQ+ Christians     Continuum     Evelyn Hooker and the Fairy Project     Fine     Gender Euphoria     Hola Papi     Pride     Reclaiming Two-Spirits     Still Stace: My Gay Christian Coming-of-Age Story | An Illustrated Memoir

Celebrate Diversity with Chapter Books     Chapter Books to Fuel Social Justice Movements

In Our Library

Arm in Arm with Adolescent Girls  -     By: Emily A. Peck-McClain     Becoming Nicole by Amy Ellis Nutt          The Bible and the Transgender Experience | How Scripture Supports Gender Variance (Herzer)     A Brief Guide to Ministry with LGBTQIA Youth     35482569. sy475      15818238                    10283787     Liberating Sexuality: Justice Between The Sheets     Ministry Among God's Queer Folk | LGBT Pastoral Care (Kundtz and Schlager)     Mom, I'm Gay, Revised and Expanded Edition: Loving Your LGBTQ Child and Keeping Your Faith  -     By: Susan Cottrell, Justin Lee     Outside the Lines: How Embracing Queerness Will Transform Your Faith     The Sacred Selves of Adolescent Girls  -     Edited By: Evelyn L. Parker          13529091          29452445. sy475      When Kids Ask Hard Questions: Faith-filled Responses for Tough Topics

Websites & Curricula

SALT Project

Cindy Bohrer (United student and admissions counselor) is passionate about creating safe, inclusive spaces, particularly when it comes to gender, identity, and pronoun usage. As part of her Social Transformation capstone, she has just released "Becoming in the New Year," a fun downloadable resource to help churches become more generous, kind, and affirming — because y'all means all!

Click here for more information. Click here to download the free resources from Dropbox.

Coming InComing In: Gays and lesbians reclaiming the spiritual journey
Urs Mattmann

The author explores a mystic spirituality and describes numerous practical steps that gay men and women can take in order to connect with their innate spiritual nature and express it in their daily lives and relationships. He provides prayers, meditations, rituals, exercises and other suggestions to foster spiritual discovery.

(book and e-book)

Black woman hugging black teenager.Supporting Parents of LGBTQIA+ Youth

By Leah Dail

Includes a list of additional online resources for developing your own small group or support network.

Safe and Healthy Relationships - Youth Guide

This four-session guide is for middle- and high school youth (confirmation classes or youth groups); for exploring safe and healthy relationships and imparting lifelong skills to make safe and healthy choices.

Sessions include:

  • Healthy Relationships
  • Online Safety
  • Understanding and Preventing Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking
  • Making a Safety Plan and Resources

Hope Church (UMC) offers a great list of resources for parents, faith formation leaders, clergy, and allies to create justice, hospitality, and study.

Blogs, Podcasts, & Articles

Austen Hartke shares The Blessings of a Complex Story

In RevGalBlogPals, The Pastoral Is Political blog, Rev. Emily Heitzman clarifies the importance of creating Affirming Spaces for LGBTQIA+ Youth.