#56 – Towards a safe LGBTQ+ friendly church
About our relationship with brothers and sisters (and guests) with homo or trans feelings or with related lifestyle choices.
Some congregations choose not to talk about this. Perhaps out of naivety, thinking it is self-evident for everyone in the church. Or out of fear, seeking to prevent a church division. Others clearly want to begin this conversation, but how? Where to start?
What kind of congregations are there?
Here in The Netherlands I notice that churches respond in one of four ways to people with LHBTQ+ identities. These four types of church provide a useful framework to encourage a fruitful conversation.