Alive in Christ is an inter-denominational, Christ-centered ministry helping Christian men and women find freedom in their struggle with same-sex attraction. We minister to individuals through support groups and equip churches through speakers and training sessions.


For decades, ministries like Alive in Christ have served those in the church with same-sex attraction. In the early 1970s, the previously isolated ministries discovered each other and began meeting annually to encourage one another and exchange ideas in order to improve their effectiveness. These annual conferences became an opportunity for ministry participants to interact with people from around the world who share their experiences and convictions and are seeking to honor God with their lives. Alive in Christ belongs to two ministry networks that came out of these annual conferences. Both networks now host annual conferences of their own.

  • Registration is still open for this year’s Hope for Wholeness Conference! It will take place Wednesday, July 10, through Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Ridgecrest Conference Center in the mountains of North Carolina.
  • You just missed the Restored Hope Network’s HOPE Conference for 2019, but plan now for next year's conference in Seattle on Friday, June 12, 2020 and Saturday, June 13, 2020.
“I used to heavily identify myself as dirty and unworthy of God’s grace because of my sin, but being able to share with this group has helped me to recognize the redemptive qualities of my God. It’s one thing to have accountability at my church and with sisters, but it is another thing to experience it with others that struggle the same way you do.” — A female participant

Same-Sex Attraction & the Church: Compassion without Compromise—Alive in Christ’s training seminar


Links to articles to encourage us to view same-sex attraction through a Christian lens. Some articles express views not entirely in agreement with those of Alive in Christ, but are included to spur your thinking.

  • Responding to a “Gay Christian” in the Family by Focus on the Family

    The article offers some helpful thoughts for Christian parents dealing with a college-age son who believes God has told him there is nothing wrong with homosexuality.(Posted 2019/06/27)

  • C. S. Lewis speaks out on Masturbation by Jeremy Myers

    The bulk of this article is direct quotations from two personal letters of C. S. Lewis on the topic of masturbation.(Posted 2019/06/17)

  • Are People Born Gay? A look at what the research shows and what it means for you by Jeff Johnston

    If you went by pop star declarations, headlines in news magazines, and opinion polls, you would conclude that sexual orientation is determined at birth or earlier. But is that what evidence tells us?

    Johnston walks the layman through the major scientific studies and points out the ways the researchers’ own conclusions do not comport with the sound bites we often hear. Be sure to consult the references at the end. Don’t believe Focus on the Family. Don’t believe Newsweek. Read the studies for yourself. (Posted 2019/05/22)

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Alive in Christ is a referral ministry of Hope for Wholeness and a member ministry of the Restored Hope Network.