Fifteen years ago, Lead Them Home pioneered a missiological approach for loving LGBT+ people in the church. We established four missional goals to create a new church history in which LGBT+ people will be valued, included, and engaged well:
Fifteen years ago, Lead Them Home pioneered a missiological approach for loving LGBT+ people in the church. We established four missional goals to create a new church history in which LGBT+ will be valued, included, and engaged well:
We have always sought to faithfully Honor God and radically Love People.
Along this journey, God led us to create two of North America’s leading platforms for achieving these missional goals.
Posture Shift became the go-to training platform for church leaders. We have trained over 60,000 leaders (and counting).
Guiding Families became the leading print publication for every pastor, every parent, and all who care for LGBT+ loved ones. Over 40,000 copies are in print.
Our funding from training and consulting, publications, and donor partners has
dramatically grown over the last five years as demand for our resources has risen.
God’s blessing on our work is evident as we train and equip more leaders, consult
and advise more churches, and engage and care for more families and individuals.
Our growth requires an expanded team to carry out our mission with excellence.
We are asking you to invest in our work with a 2019 year-end gift.
$200,000 will allow us to accomplish the following:
$50,000 to replenish our print inventory of Guiding Families and Posture Shift
In 2018, we founded Posture Shift Books which is our publishing affiliate for all print and digital resources. We operate an online bookstore and perform all editorial, publication, and sales fulfillment services. We need $50,000 to immediately issue an order for new print inventory. Guiding Families alone has already produced a payback of production costs less than one (1) year after its release. Printing at least cost requires bulk purchase.
This investment will allow us to purchase 5,000 copies of Guiding Families and 3,000 copies of Posture Shift for Church Leaders (Course Handbook) and 3,000 copies our upcoming Posture Shift for Congregations (Study Guide).
$100,000 to hire two full time staff (or external professionals) to advance our digital platform.
The digital space requires high quality technology and video production staff (or services). Investment in upgrading our digital platform is estimated to earn a full payback within just 2 years. As a leader in a high-demand area (training and consulting resources on LGBT+ inclusion and care), we can remain a leader only by moving into a digital platform. This will be necessary to effectively train and equip leaders and accomplish our vision and missional goals.
$50,000 to release Posture Shift Books publications in Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Mandarin.
While North America has been ahead of the cultural curve on matters of faith, sexuality, and gender, advancement in civil rights will rapidly move forward in nations across the globe. We have demand for our publications in multiple languages. Serving the broader Body of Christ with resources that faithfully honor God and radically love people is an opportunity before us. Our translated resources will be sold as print-on-demand or digital format. We’ll start with Guiding Families Essentials Edition in 2020.
This $200,000 will allow us to access people resources and services to advance our vision of loving LGBT+ people in the church.
Your Donor Partner investment is used to advance God’s Kingdom while generating value-creating resources that multiply the value of your gift. Year over year, we utilize your tax-deductible gifts to generate over 50% of our annual funding from training events and print resources that equip the church.
We will train and equip more leaders. We will engage and care for more families and individuals. More vulnerable lives will be saved. More family relationships will be restored. More parent-child relational fractures will be prevented. We’ll make churches, families, and homes safer in order to nourish faith identity in LGBT+ lives. In North America and beyond in our Year of Global Reach.
Your gift is an investment in the Gospel advancing among LGBT+ people.
It will help us create a new church history where the Body of Christ lays down our lives to bring the presence of God and the invitations of Jesus into vulnerable peoples’ lives.
We ask for your investment in our work on Giving Tuesday or by year end. To become a new Donor Partner or continue as a Donor Partner, invest today. We are deeply grateful for your generous investment in our work at this time.
Our commitment is always to faithfully Honor God and radically Love People in accordance with scriptural teachings.