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Training Chapter Leaders
TRP’s three-month leadership development cohort program is designed to equip LGBTQ-affirming Christians who love God, love the Bible, and love the church with the tools and theological knowledge they need to lead and grow an effective local chapter.
The cohort starts in February 2020 with three months of in-depth, online study about the Bible and LGBTQ inclusion; it culminates in a four-day, in-person training summit from May 13-16, 2020.
This year, we are accepting applications from the nine locations where we have existing or emerging chapters: Seattle, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta, Orlando, Sydney, and Latin America.
May 13-16, 2020
Final application deadline was Dec. 5th, 2019
Dive in deep to the theological debate about LGBTQ inclusion so that you can effectively engage with non-affirming Christians in ways that help move them closer toward affirmation.
Develop practical skills that will help you be an effective chapter leader, from public speaking to team-building to asking your community for support.
Develop friendships with other Christians who are doing this work in their local communities and become a part of TRP’s international network of reformers.
What Cohort Alums Have to Say
Hear from some of our past cohort members about the impact the program had on them.
“The cohort was such an impactful experience to my development as an LGBTQ Christian and a community leader. I was able to receive top-level training in affirming theology while building lifelong friendships with like-minded individuals as we all work toward a better future within the church. It was a game-changer when I needed it most.”Kenny UngLos Angeles, CA
“Through TRP's focus on the Bible and having a direct relationship with God, I was able to find my center and stay rooted in my core Christian beliefs. The cohort has prepared me to be an effective leader of my local chapter, and my cohort experience has made me happier and more self-aware than I’ve ever been.”Tammi Terrell MorrisLos Angeles, CA
“It was one thing to be told I was not alone in this struggle between faith and gender identity. It was a whole other thing to dig deep into the Scriptures with others who share my passion for understanding this important topic and who, like me, have a personal stake in what we find. It was truly life-giving.”Laura Beth BuchleiterIndianapolis, IN
“The cohort gave me a renewed understanding of how to approach the Scriptures, and it equipped me with the confidence, knowledge, and skills I need to lead others in church inclusion efforts through starting a local TRP chapter.”Alejandro UgarteAtlanta, GA