Loving LGBTQIA+ Young People in the Church


We grieve lost lives and condemn the Orlando massacre.
Praying for LGBTQIA+ victims, their families and healing for survivors.

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Welcome to Lead Them Home! We provide training and consulting resources for church leaders and offer direct care to LGBTQIA+ individuals and their families.

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We empower ministry teams to generously serve LGBTQIA+ individuals in your church and community. We offer Posture Shift training for teams, Implement consulting for senior leaders, and a 2-day Intensives course to develop internal experts.

  • As we wrap up Summer 2016, we look back with joy and gratitude at what God is accomplishing through Lead Them Home. Posture Shift Open-Access Trainings We are grateful to everyone who attended our Summer 2016 open-access events in Houston, Boston and Indianapolis. Nearly 250 leaders participated, representing 17 states and three countries. One couple flew from New Zealand to experience our 2-day Posture Shift Intensives course. Other Training Events The following events featured Lead Them Home’s Posture Shift: Vision New England: GO Conference Association for Christians in Student Development’s (ACSD): “Come to the Table” annual national conference Fellowship of Evangelical Churches’ (FEC): “Behold!” annual national leaders’ conference. We also had the privilege of training numerous individual ministry teams across America. Posture Shift – Orlando Our last open-access Posture Shift for 2016 takes place this September in Orlando. Lead Them Home will guide city leaders toward tangible justice and compassion action steps. Local leaders will [...]

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  • Lead Them Home was honored to present Posture Shift: Basic Training (4-hour) and Posture Shift: Intensives Course (2-day) for the third time in Indianapolis, IN. This was our largest open-access event thus far, with 130 leaders attending from the Great Lakes region, Canada and even Australia. Here are a few comments people sent in about the event: “I dismissed several misconceptions I had about gay community as a result of attending this workshop.” “[I found helpful] the reminder that we are all sinners in need of a Savior… [and the importance of t]he humble position to take when ministering to people….” “My wife is a teacher… she had a student request lunch on Wed [and] sensed this student would ‘come out’ to her. She used the material for the conversation, and it was exactly what she needed to help this girl.” Posture Shift Orlando This was our third and final Posture Shift: Intensives Course for the year.We will offer one more Posture Shift 1.0 (4-hour training) [...]

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  • In the wake of the Orlando massacre, Alex Darke powerfully captures what it is like to live in a world that can be unsafe for LGBT+ people. While this horrific terror act is far more extreme in it’s immediate impact, the reality is that many LGBT+ folks have faced daily risks of harm throughout their lives. This long-term trauma wires an expectation of further harm that is often experienced yet again. In these days of grief, it is important for ministry leaders and families of LGBT+ loved ones to understand the every-day impact of our words and actions. Let us learn from [...]

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