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Ray Low, a Certified Posture Shift Trainer for Lead Them Home, spoke at Revoice, a conference for non-straight Christians committed to a historic biblical understanding of marriage and sexuality. He spoke on his experience of being fired from a church because of his same-gender attraction even though he is committed to honoring God through celibacy. This article includes selections from his session.
Bill Henson, Founder and President of Lead Them Home, was interviewed by The Christian Post along with two other Revoice presenters, exhorting fellow believers that “a gospel of exclusion has no power to reach already banished people.”
Mitchell Yaksh, a writer for Lead Them Home, wrote an article for Church Leaders on how getting hung up on causation of sexual orientation and gender identity can actually distract us from our important missional role in the lives of our loved ones. Mitchell Yaksh exhorts Christians to start by listening well, instilling a sense of self-worth, and providing unconditional love.
Dave Ferguson of Adventist Today, a publication of the Seventh-Day Adventists, writes a book review of the Adventist Edition of Guiding Families of LGBT+ Loved Ones. Ferguson says the book “provides the most compassionate response to LGBT+ Adventists ever published by the Seventh-day Adventist denomination, while still maintaining the church’s position as established by the North American Division’s Commission on Human Sexuality.”
In Part II of the Church Leaders article series, Bill Henson discusses what he’s learned about missional effectiveness after 11 years of ministry with LGBT+ individuals.
Published in Church Leaders as the first of a two-part series in July, Bill Henson’s article discusses how, rather than placing impossible demands upon vulnerable people from a comfortable distance, church leaders must become better missionaries.
An anonymous pastor features Lead Them Home’s role in helping his family and church. His article, published in May 2014, was the third most-read Leadership Journal article by year-end. (Leadership Journal is now CT Pastors.)