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LOVING lgbtq+/SSA People and families

COACHING, CARE, AND SUPPORT
GRACE ON FIRE PODCAST
I have come so that they may have life and have it in abundance. Jesus Christ

King of the Universe

The Rev’d Dr. Jonathan G. Smith

a.k.a The Rev’D Dr. Smitty

The Catalyst of Grace Nation

Thank you for visiting. Grace Nation was founded to share God’s love for LGBT people and families. This ministry was born out of my desire to answer a single question. What can the church do to share the love of Jesus to LGBTQ+/SSA people and families? This question became a reality for me after the brutal 2016 Pulse Nightclub attack where a gunman killed 49 LGBT people.  In response to this atrocity, Grace Nation was born.

Grace Nation was launched to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to LGBTQ+/SSA people and families.  If you are looking for help and hope, a parent or family member desiring to love your son or daughter, or a pastor or ministry leader seeking to learn more, then I invite you to get in touch with us.

THE MISSION OF GRACE NATION

To declare the liberating power of Jesus Christ, provide life coaching and care for LGBTQ+/SSA people and families, and train the church to be ambassadors of grace.

GRACE NATION RESTS ON THE FOUR PILLARS OF THE GOSPEL

CREATION

God’s original creation was intended to be perfect. Humanity was created to be God’s image bearers.

FALL

Human beings rejected God and evil entered into the world. Our mind, bodies, and souls became corrupted by evil.

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RESCUE

Because of God’s great love, God the Father rescued and is restoring the world through his son Jesus Christ. All who believe in him are spiritually made new.

IDENTITY

God transformed us into a new people and gave us new identities as members of His family.

compassion. JUSTICE. love.

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RESOURCES

Justice – Grace Nation’s Core Values Part 2 | GOF95

Millennials are the justice generation. On today’s episode, Pastor Jonathan explores the theme of Justice and asks, what does the Bible really have to say about justice? Millennials look at their world through a lens of justice. So is it possible that Evangelical’s treatment of LGBT+ people has led to their exodus from the church? The answer is yes. So how should we respond?

Compassion – Grace Nation’s Core Values Part 1 | GOF 94

LGBT+ people sometimes criticize Evangelicals for lacking compassion for Queer people. To address this issue, Dr. Jonathan explores the interaction of Jesus and a leper to see how Jesus’ was motivated by compassion to cross social boundaries and love a man who was “unclean.”

John 3:16 Three Core Values of Grace Nation | GOF93

What is Grace Nation all about? The answer is simple, the Gospel of Jesus Christ. But not everyone agrees on how to understand the Gospel concerning LGBTQ+/SSA People. To explain, Dr. Jonathan discusses how John 3:16 informs Grace Nation's values of compassion,...