“I’m Open” — Clergy Resources

Buidling Inclusive Church Toolkit
Helping Your Congregation Become a Community that Openly Welcomes People of All Sexual Orientations and Gender Identities. From Reconciling Ministries Network. This resource takes a congregation through the steps to becoming a reconciling and welcoming congregation. It also provides timelines, sample statements, and more.

Enfleshed Liturgy Library
“Enfleshed was created out of a deep longing for spiritual resources that speak in our time to the things that matter most. With a commitment to spiritual and theological depth and the centering of marginalized experiences, conversations, and communities, enfleshed seeks to provide liturgy, devotionals, curriculum, preaching, training, and pastoral care that addresses honestly, tenderly, and directly, the beauty and pain of living enfleshed lives.” Liturgy Library contains a vast array of progressive liturgy.

Our Bible App
Mission: “Our Bible App supports the belief that spirituality is a spectrum and that faith is a journey. At its core, the holy texts were written to be inclusive of all of God’s creation, especially those on the margins. Our Bible App is bringing it back to the roots, celebrating the diversity of God’s creation with devotionals highlighting the inclusiveness of the text. Whether one goes to church to find spiritual clarity or to the sanctuary of nature, Our Bible App supports the belief that we are each trying to understand our place in this grand universe. Our goal is to untangle the binds that Christian colonizers have spread across the globe over hundreds of years. Through highlighting devotionals that are pro-LGBT, pro-women, and encourage interfaith inclusivity, we hope to provide a tool that is needed to create healthy prayer and meditation habits.” A progressive alternative to YouVersion Bible App. Contains Bible translations, devotions, and more.

Faithful and Inclusive
“Faithful and Inclusive allows you to gain an understanding of how United Methodists can be both obedient to God’s Word and fully welcoming to LGBTQ persons in the church.” This is a six session small group curriculum that contains videos and discussion guides.

Urban Abbey’s QueerFaith on Campus
Urban Abbey’s FAQ, which builds the case case for being a queer-affirming Methodist faith community. Provides conversational explanations through the lens of the Quadrilateral.

Biblical Case for LGBTQ Affirmation on Reformation Project
Ten brief points making the case for LGBTQ affirmation by Matthew Vines.