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Kelly Minas

Contributor

Kelly Minas designs and directs evaluation processes for grants, resource consulting, and educational programs at the Center for Congregations. She has degrees in American culture and contemporary sociology. 

Contributions From Kelly Minas

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The Church and Families of Children with Special Needs
This panel discussion considers what role parishioners, lay leaders, and clergy can play to support families of children or adults with special needs.
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Mental Health First Aid
This practical, skills-based training teaches participants how to address mental health and substance-use issues.
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10 Things I Wish Every Christian Leader Knew About Gay Teens in Their Church
From a traditional marriage perspective, this article has concrete suggestions to relate with LGBTQ youth, including healthy conversation ideas, phrases to avoid, building relationships, and Biblical scripture.
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10 Things Your Congregation Can Do to Become More LGBTQ-Welcoming
This article for open and affirming congregations lists ideas to actively embrace LGBTQ individuals as their full selves.”
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A Brief Guide to Ministry with LGBTQIA Youth
This book for LGBTQIA-affirming congregations provides ministry guidance and introduces the unique challenges of LGBTQIA youth.
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A Christian Conversation Guide
This guide for open and affirming congregations suggests how to build a safe and inclusive community for LGBTQ friends.
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A Quick Guide for LGBTQ Inclusion
This guide for affirming congregations includes tips to create an inclusive community for LGBTQ people to feel seen, heard and whole."
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A Whosoever Church
This book for LGBTQ-affirming black churches addresses the institutional prejudice LGBTQ people experience. This resource shares reflections from scholars and prominent faith leaders.
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Audacious Hospitality Toolkit: LGBTQ Educational Resource Module
This toolkit helps synagogues create a more inclusive environment for LGBTQ people.
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Body and Soul: We Belong
This LGBTQ-affirming video series examines how to welcome all through faith, baptism, and scripture.
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enfleshed
This LGBTQ-affirming organization provides liturgical resources and sermon starters for those who embrace queer and justice-oriented communities.
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How to Care for the Elderly Without Putting them at Risk of Coronavirus
In this article, the chief medical officer at AARP offers advice for common COVID-19 questions and how to support elderly loved ones.
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Q&A: How Churches, Pastors Are Eligible for Relief in Stimulus Package
This article explains how congregations and their staff can qualify for financial relief under the COVID-19 Pandemic Phase III Stimulus Package.
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