March/April 2024 Newsletter

Friends of Alive in Christ,

I (Brenna Kate Simonds) am excited to be participating in the Christian Family Resource Conference in Shrewsbury, MA, April 26 & 27! The Christian Family Resource Conference exists to encourage, equip, and inspire Christian families through instruction and insight from a biblical worldview.

We would love to see you there! The conference is only $55 and will be full of helpful information. I will be sharing two workshops and exhibiting for Alive in Christ. Stop by our table and say hi!

We are very grateful we had the opportunity to share our training “Same-Sex Attraction & the Church: Compassion without Compromise” at a Holbrook church recently.

A pastor in attendance said this about the information shared: “This was the clearest and wisest I’ve ever heard this presented.”

Here are some other comments:

The seminar brought “clarity relating to subject many in the church have made fuzzy.”

The whole session was awesome…. if I had to pick one [helpful aspect], it would be the stories of the team members. They were very impactful.”

“Superb course. Clear, concise and so helpful for the church today.” Adam Clewer, Senior Pastor, South Shore Community Church

We would love the opportunity to partner with you and your church to present one of our training seminars. We even have a seminar geared directly toward church leadership that includes discipling someone coming out of homosexuality.

I was recently officially commissioned as a career missionary with my denomination! After 21 years of missionary work and almost 20 years as the director of Alive in Christ, I decided to make it official. Thanks for all your prayers and financial support in getting us to this accomplishment!

One of the most special parts of the commissioning service in Missouri was those who celebrated with me. In addition to some local friends who made the event special, my friend Melissa drove 7 ½ hours to attend! When I began to follow Jesus in January of 1999 while a student at New England Conservatory of Music, Melissa was a leader in the campus ministry. After I attended their weekly gathering for the 1st time, she invited me to lunch to get to know me and hear more about the Bible study she led. I had experienced a lot of rejection from Christians, so I decided the best idea was to give her an overview of all my struggles, including but not limited to same-sex attraction. Not an approach I’d currently recommend! At the end of that lunch, she said with a smile, “Bible Study is on Tuesdays from 5-7 PM,” as if she was completely unfazed by my confession. She became an amazing support to me as I began to learn to walk in freedom from same-sex attraction, among other things.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 reminds us, “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” We all need someone like Melissa in our lives! Whose life can you pour into today?

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Prayer Requests

We rely on your prayers to keep this ministry active, healthy and visible. Our desire is to share the Good News of Jesus Christ that offers hope to those impacted by same-sex attraction & gender dysphoria. To receive regular prayer updates via e-mail, please e-mail, and we will add you to the list.

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The details of our fall retreat. We had a difficult time finding a location and were turned away from several Christian options due to the nature of the work we do. We finally have a location! This event is for anyone who has been involved in an Alive in Christ support group at one time. If that’s you, contact us for more details!

Financial Supporters

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