We’ve heard from many pastors of non-affirming churches who feel isolated and under-equipped as they seek to foster a more inclusive posture toward LGBTQ Christians in their churches, and we are looking forward to this opportunity to help to change those dynamics.
Lead Pastor of Vintage Church in Lawrence, Kansas
Pastor of Towne View Baptist Church in Kennesaw, Georgia
Executive Director of The Reformation Project
How to Participate
If you are a pastor of a non-affirming church and are interested in attending the gathering on October 28, you can e-mail us confidentially at .
Please make the subject line of your e-mail “Pastors in Process program,” and please describe the current state of conversations around LGBTQ inclusion in your church and why you would like to participate. Please also describe your alignment with our Statement of Faith and values. Spaces are limited, and whether we are able to include you or not, your name and information will be kept private.
About the Program
Pastors in Process is a daylong, private gathering designed to support, equip, and connect pastors of non-affirming churches who want to lead their congregations to become more inclusive and affirming of LGBTQ Christians.
In the morning, participants will join our Parents in Process attendees to learn more about the experiences of their church members who have LGBTQ children. After lunch (which is provided), participants will then hear from pastors who have led their churches to become affirming, learn about the complex dynamics involved in this conversation, and connect with other pastors who are in similar positions.
Once pastors apply and are invited to participate, they will have a one-on-one call with The Reformation Project’s Executive Director, Matthew Vines, before the virtual gathering. Before applying, please read our values page carefully. Our values are love for God, love for the Bible, love for the church, monogamy and covenant, and diversity and inclusion.
We want to help churches advance LGBTQ inclusion in ways that strengthen their commitment to the authority of Scripture and to orthodox Christian theology, which is why we are specifically seeking to support pastors who are aligned with our organizational values.
Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about Pastors in Process:
Registration is $35 for conference attendees and $65 for non-conference attendees. The cost of registration also includes lunch. We encourage Pastors in Process attendees to stay for the conference itself if they are able, but it is not a requirement.
Yes. As an affirming organization, our primary focus in this program is on equipping pastors who hope to lead their churches to become LGBTQ-affirming, but as long as you want to help your church become more inclusive of LGBTQ Christians, you are welcome to participate—even if you aren’t sure about becoming affirming.
Our Core Values
The core values that will shape this gathering (and all events hosted by The Reformation Project) are as follows:
Love for God
We seek to honor God with everything we do, with our lives and with our relationships.
Love for the Bible
We love the Bible and revere it as the Word of God, inspired by God and authoritative for Christian life and practice.
Love for the Church
We love the church, and we are compelled by our love for the church to help the body of Christ truly be the hands and feet of Jesus.
This gathering will focus on supporting pastors who are committed to upholding the full authority of the Bible in the lives of their churches.
Attending Pastors in Process was one of the best investments our congregation has made in the last ten years. It gave me tangible specifics to communicate with my leadership teams and wise, measured, thoughtful steps to consider as we led our church family through an in-depth conversation on human sexuality and marriage."
Former Pastors in Process attendee
I have participated in very few programs that are as thoughtfully attentive and practical as Pastors in Process, which is a phenomenal gift to clergy and churches. The Reformation Project is a thoroughly Christian, clearly focused, values-driven, and deeply effective organization.”
Former Pastors in Process attendee
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