We are so excited to partner with Hole In My Heart Ministries to offer Refreash, a retreat specifically designed for pastors and full-time ministry leaders who are also parents of LGBT+/SGA loved ones as well as full-time ministry leaders who are LGBT+/SGA themselves and hold a traditional Christian view of sexuality and marriage.
As we explore in the new edition of Guiding Families, there are many unique challenges faced by ministry leaders whom have an LGBT/SGA family member or are LGBT/SGA themselves. Some are ostracized or even fired when their church finds out about their loved one.
Our goal for this retreat is that each participant can come and be refreshed, be seen, be heard, belong, and walk away with a right next step. National speakers Laurie Krieg and Bill Henson will shepherd our time together via brief teaching segments followed by extended segments for each participant to share their story, insights and emotions of grief, struggle, and hope. Above all, confidentiality will be treated as an utmost priority before, during, and after our retreat time together.
This inaugural, first of its kind retreat will be held June 1 and 2 in Northern California. If you are a pastor-parent or LGBT+/SGA pastor, we want to encourage to come join us! Go to the Refresh Retreat registration page for more information.
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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