A Christian Conversation Guide

Human Rights Campaign Foundation.


This guide for open and affirming congregations suggests how to build a safe and inclusive community for LGBTQ friends.


conversation guide, list of actions, glossary of terms

Recommended Audience

affirming churches



Practical Applications

  • Brainstorm how to welcome LGBTQ congregants by reading and discussing with a small team.
  • Develop a “ welcoming statement” with your leadership team by reading and discussing this article.

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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