This weekend, we held a Posture Shift Intensive Course in the DC area for more than 80 national executive leaders of a national ministry and the one thing we can say is – WOW! God really moved.
A Posture Shift Sermon
On the second day of the event, one of the ministry leaders shared a devotional message before we began. It was an unusual occurrence for a Posture Shift event, but something we hoped would be beneficial.
His message came from Micah 6:6-8 which says, “Do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with your God.” As he worked through the passage, he shared something profound,
“The Israelites had begun to sacrifice their children believing they were doing it for the Lord. Some people still sacrifice their children in the name of the Lord.”
By rejecting and disowning their LGBT+ children, Christian parents lose the ability to display the gospel. This was one of the most profound moments of his talk and the entire event. The wisdom of this man poured from his mouth as he shared a message which truly exemplified Posture Shift. It gave evidence to how well the message of Posture Shift had clicked in the minds of the attendees.
More Stories of Impact
As the second day went on and we continued with the training, one woman raised her hand but she did not have a question. She shared that she had a personal reason for coming to Posture Shift. She is a pastor’s wife and the mother of an LGBT child. As she opened her heart with the group, she shared how important she felt this training is for the church in order to reach LGBT people and their families. As she spoke, you could feel the impact on everyone in the room.
The entire event was filled with leaders excited to apply this training in their context. One of the attendees was a transgender woman who transitioned 24 years ago. We had the opportunity to hear her story, and she shared that a lot of Posture Shift rings true to transgender issues just as much as LGB issues. We could go on with story after story of impact from the event. Ultimately we are excited to see what will come out of the ministries of each of the attendees
Were you not able to attend a Posture Shift event this year so far? A number of Posture Shift events are coming up in the next month including in Oakland and San Luis Obispo, CA. Click here to register today!
Josh has an M.A. in Biblical Literature, and his greatest passion is help people grow in their relationship with Jesus.
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