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How To Love LGBT+ People in the Church With Bill Henson | GOF27

How To Love LGBT+ People in the Church With Bill Henson | GOF27

In this episode, I sit down and talk with Lead Them Home founder Bill Henson on ways to love the LGBT+ community in the church. Let’s face it.

The church has not been a very safe place for LGBT+ people. The result? Often hurting people are left hopeless and helpless. Bill Henson addresses this head on by giving an insight look into the challenges confronting  LGBT+ people in the church.


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This Episode’s Topic:

To better understand why this issue matters, Jonathan and Bill discuss the challenges many LGBT+ people feel when growing up as teenagers. Bill shares statistics related to gay teen bullying, suicide, and homelessness. Sometimes these things happen even in our own houses of worship. To combat this trend, Bill discusses the need for the church to shift its focus from failed cultural wars to gospel-centered justice.

To find out more about Bill’s ministry. Please visit Lead Them Home.

Here is Bill’s description of Lead Them Home.

  1. Lead |  To initiate measurable steps that mobilize churches to love, care, and include…
  2. Them | …anyone who has felt excluded, pushed-away, condemned or minimized…
  3. Home | …by promoting secure families, safe churches and a strong faith in Jesus Christ.

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Jonathan G. Smith

The Rev'd Dr. Jonathan G. Smith is the Senior Minister of Redeemer Church in Orlando, Founder of Grace Nation, and owner of Higher Purpose Coaching. His passion is to see people transformed by the Gospel, the liberating power of Jesus Christ.

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