One of the greatest challenges facing the church today is how to engage, welcome and share Christ with LGBT+ persons. Much controversy and hurt has existed for many decades between the church and the gay community. A new generation of evangelicals view past mistreatment as a pressing justice issue. How will we guide our churches forward?
Over 50,000 national, regional and local leaders have experienced Posture Shift. Our training presents a biblically sound, missiological approach to LGBT+ outreach and pastoral care.
Our teaching has been covered in Christianity Today, Leadership Journal, and Church Leaders, featured at national conferences, and incorporated as academic curricula at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Posture Shift Intensives Course is our 2-day specialization course introduced in 2016. Intensives will build specialized skills for anyone on your team or in your congregation. We cover core Posture Shift curriculum in greater detail, add group table work, and consider challenging case studies.
The more team members you send, the better equipped your team will be to care well, build trust, and nourish faith identity in LGBT+ people. Team discounts are available.
Gospel in a Generational Shift
Biblical Basis for Posture Shift
LGBT+ People Through a
Growing Up Gay
Suicidal Risks and Statistics
Importance of a Level Playing Field
Gay Community’s Vulnerable History
How to Respond When Teens Come Out
Guiding Parents When Kids Come Out
How to Care for Suicidal Youth
How to Care for Transgender Teens
8 Effective Principles to Outreach
“Lateral Distractions” Relational Model
32 Tips for a Strong Relational Witness
Best Practice Care Model
Building a Sustainable Support System
Biblically Sound Inclusion Model
Frequently Asked Questions
Dr. Raymond Pendleton has served as professor of Pastoral Psychology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary since 1975. He is also Assistant Rector of Pastoral Care and Healing Ministry at Christ the Redeemer in Danvers, Mass., and has served as Lead Them Home’s board chairman since 2005.
Bill Henson trains ministry teams across America. He guest lectures at Gordon College and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has presented at Urbana, Movement Day NYC, Q Ideas, Cru15 and other national conferences. His work has been featured in Leadership Journal.
LTH (Lead Them Home) is the broader ministry that provides Posture Shift training. LTH empowers families and churches to love LGBT+ individuals like Jesus does. They offer a biblically sound and missiological approach to living out the Great Commandment to honor God and radically love people.
Our decade of excellence in this complex area allows us to uniquely and rapidly equip your team. We provide nationally acclaimed training and consulting for church leaders and have directly cared for thousands of LGBT+ individuals and their families.
Our mission is to cultivate secure families and safe churches in order to nourish Christian faith identity in LGBT+ persons. Decades of rejection and judgment have deconstructed faith identity in a people vulnerable to systemic mistreatment.
In addition to 2-day Intensives, Posture Shift is also offered as a private staff training or a half-day seminar. Learn more.