Homosexuality is one of the most pressing issues facing the evangelical church today.

From the rapid change in attitudes toward human sexuality to the legalization of same-sex marriage, pastors feel the burden not only to provide clear teaching from Scripture, but also to minister to those facing tough situations.

How do I balance love and truth when ministering to a gay visitor to my church?

How do I advise the parents in my congregation who were just invited to their son’s same-sex wedding?

How do I help my congregant who is struggling with unwanted same-sex attraction?

Alive in Christ would like to help.

We have two main trainings:
Same-Sex Attraction and the Church: Compassion without Compromise
Speaking to Youth about LGBTQ+ Issues from a Biblical Perspective

We have a 3rd training geared toward church leaders and pastors that includes elements of both our main trainings as well as discipling the person walking out of LGBTQ.

Same-Sex Attraction & the Church” covers:

  • LGBT peoples’ experience of faith, and how open they are to attending church
  • How to effectively share the gospel of Jesus Christ with those who identify as LGBTQ+
  • How to respond if someone comes out to you as gay or transgender
  • How youth are framing issues of sexuality & gender
  • How we can equip youth with a biblical framework for these issues

“Speaking to Youth” covers:

  • A biblical theology of gender and sexuality
  • Terminology: what LGBTQIA+ means and why it’s important
  • Testimonies of those who have wrestled with these issues personally or in their family
  • How kids view LGBTQ+ issues
  • How to help your kids if they are struggling

This training is for parents, youth leaders, educators, and pastors.

Hear what people are saying about our seminars:

Superb course. Clear, concise and so helpful for the church today.

Adam Clewer, Senior Pastor South Shore Community Church.

In 34 years of being in my church, I have never heard these topics discussed in church… gives me great hope that our church is working towards becoming a safe place for those struggling with SSA and other issues. Huge help!

Comments from a participant in a recent training

Brenna Kate Simonds came to Victory and spoke to our leadership team about how the church should respond to same-sex attracted individuals who may be coming into the church. Brenna did a great job helping our leaders understand where same-sex attracted individuals are coming from spiritually and emotionally, and how we can minister to these precious souls without compromising our commitment to God’s Word or the grace so needed by these individuals. I highly recommend the ministry of Brenna and Alive in Christ Ministries. She is an amazing resource to the kingdom of God for such a time as this!

Rev. Louis Zinnanti, Lead Pastor Victory Church and Assistant Superintendent of the Southeast Massachusetts Section of the Assemblies of God

Alive in Christ has been a great blessing and resource to Christ Community Church. The seminars they conducted for our staff and congregation have been very helpful and informative in our ministry efforts. Alive in Christ has also partnered with us to start a support group in our own church, which is already well attended.

Pastor Matthew Thornton, Christ Community Church, East Taunton