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Coaching and Christian care

FOR LGBTQ+ 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 life coaching and care for LGBTQ+ 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

Crafting Side B Allies In the Church | GOF92

What is the mission of Grace Nation? To craft Side B Allies in the Church who will love LGBTQ+ people and families. So to keep you up to speed on this progress, I’m laying out some updates for the ministry of Grace Nation. There are four things we’re dong: 1) Building a Prayer Team, 2) Training Pastors, 3) Developing Seminars, and 4) Providing Life Coaching to Gay Christians.

Sanctification and the Gay Christian – Reformed Orthodoxy | GOF91

There is more than one path in our journey in sanctification. Today, however, most evangelicals insist that the process of sanctification for the gay Christian leads to heterosexuality with orientation change as the inevitable conclusion. Forty years ago, a different evangelical vision was held by some of the most prominent theological thinkers. What was there vision?

Side B Ally, What I Think I Mean | GOF90

What is an LGBTQ+ Side B Ally? Several people have asked this question, and so in this episode, Dr. Jonathan G. Smith proposes a working definition. In short, a Side B Ally is a Straight Christian who is committed to the traditional sex ethic taught in the Bible and...