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Declaring God's LOVE

LOVING LGBT PEOPLE AND FAMILIES
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 LGBT+ 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 LGBT+ people and families.  If you are an LGBT+ person 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 hope and care for LGBT+ 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.

Justice. compassion. love.

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RESOURCES

What John 316 Teaches Us About Loving LGBT People | GOF84

John 316 declares that God moved by His love for people, sent His Son Jesus to this world to become the visible and tangible embodiment of Him. The most surprising truth of this verse is the observation that God moved first. So how does this apply to our ability to minister to LGBT people?

Gender Dysphoria, Evangelicals and the Way of Grace | GOF82

Gender Dysphoria and Transgender People. Evangelicals have not done well in ministering to transgender persons and families. Stories of heartbreak, isolation, and fear regularly accompany testimonies of individuals with gender dysphoria. The institution best suited to help has often contributed to the problem. Christians can do a better job.

Showing Kindness to the LGBT+ Person with Ty Wyss | GOF48

How can the church do a better job in showing kindness to the LGBT+ community? That question is answered in my interview with Ty Wyss, founding director of Walls Down Ministry. In today’s episode, I talk with Ty to learn how to move from debate to friendship. Find out...