A Brief Guide to Ministry with LGBTQIA Youth

by Cody J Sanders. Westminster John Knox Press, 2017.


This book for LGBTQIA-affirming congregations provides ministry guidance and introduces the unique challenges of LGBTQIA youth.


glossary of terms; overview of gender identity and sexual orientation; ministry in crisis; ministry with parents; pastor and mentor relationships; resource lists for LGBTQ suicide prevention, homelessness, family support and teen centers

Recommended Audience

affirming congregations, especially American Baptist


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Care for the teenagers in your congregation by reading this book to understand challenges they may experience.
  • Start supporting families of LGBTQIA youth by reading this book and asking about their personal experiences.

About the Contributor

Kelly Minas

Kelly Minas designs and directs evaluation processes for grants, resource consulting, and educational programs at the Center for Congregations. Kelly received an undergraduate degree in American culture from Vassar College, where she was active in interfaith work on campus, and a master’s degree in contemporary sociology from the University of Leicester in England.

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