The LOCAL Course
The Living Out Church And Leaders Course
Is your church truly Biblically inclusive?
Living Out wants to help evangelical churches understand how we can better help those who experience same-sex attraction to stay faithful to Biblical teaching on sexual ethics and flourish at the same time. On our LOCAL Course we will show you why many churches fail – but how the Bible wonderfully meets the challenges we all face.
The course will offer a positive biblical vision and practical steps forward as we seek to model both grace and truth in our Christ-like love for all those who experience same-sex attraction.
The Living Out team will share their insight and stories as same-sex attracted Christians who hold to traditional Bible teaching on sexual ethics and who have spoken and written on this subject widely.
The day together will include the following:
- Time discussing the cultural challenge
- A biblical vision for human flourishing
- A biblical vision for an inclusive church
- Interviews, multi-media and plenty of time to ask your questions
Living Out is delighted to be bringing you this day of training in partnership with the Evangelical Alliance. We ask that all who attend assent to the Evangelical Alliance basis of faith and their affirmations of biblical and pastoral responses to Homosexuality.
“We at the Alliance are very aware that many church leaders up and down the country are scratching their heads about how to respond pastorally and biblically to those experiencing same-sex attraction. I’m so grateful for Living Out’s heart for seeing the Church respond with grace and truth to the lives, experiences and stories of these brothers and sisters in Christ. The LOCAL course is an excellent way to engage and wrestle with the issues, and then to provide church leaders with the practical tools they need to go back to their congregations.”
Steve Clifford, general director, Evangelical Alliance
"I found this to be a very helpful, positive and challenging course from the Living Out team, combining informed and careful Biblical teaching with the tools to help church leaders better equip their churches in exercising the gift of true welcome and hospitality for all."
Rev Dr Emma Ineson, Principal, Trinity College Bristol
“I would urge church leaders who don’t know where to start on the issue of engaging with people experiencing same-sex attraction to book onto the LOCAL course today. This unique course will provide a safe space to ask those questions, to learn from others and be better equipped – pastorally and biblically – to respond.”
Yemi Adedeji, director, One People Commission
"The issue of sexuality is unavoidable in contemporary Britain. Specifically, the issues around same sex attraction need to be handled with a combination of warm sensitivity anchored to clear biblical values. The LOCAL course provides skills, wisdom and insight for leaders as they try to care for their congregations and communities. I thoroughly recommend it as a much needed resource for local churches and Christian agencies."
Stephen Gaukroger, Director Clarion Trust International
We have recently completed our initial courses based in London and are now planning further courses for 2017. Please register your interest in the course below and we will keep you updated as locations and dates are added.
- New dates coming soon, register interest below.
Starts at 10am and finish at 4.30pm, lunch and refreshments will be provided.