Human Sexuality Discipleship
Embrace is a suite of human sexuality discipleship resources and learning experiences which are in harmony with the adopted position of the Evangelical Covenant Church, the center of which is “Faithfulness in heterosexual marriage, celibacy in singleness-these constitute the Christian standard.”
A special emphasis of Embrace is equipping our church to flourish in love for LGBTQ+/SSA/sexual minority* individuals and communities. Embrace resources will be progressively curated and created by Make and Deepen Disciples.
*A note on language: We recognize that in conversations about human sexuality, various constituencies use words and definitions in different ways. Meaning matters, and the careless use of language can hinder true communication. With Embrace, we make an effort to curate and create resources that utilize a full range of human sexuality vocabulary interchangeably in order to make space for everyone.
This section promotes healthy dialogue and continued learning around a variety of topics related to our faith, gender, and sexuality. Each webinar is hosted by a member of the Make and Deepen Disciples team, and each guest is in harmony with the adopted position of the ECC. Upcoming webinars are announced first to the Embrace mailing list, so don’t forget to sign up here.
Embrace Webinar #27: Christian Parenting in a Sex-Obsessed Culture with Amber Carroll
On Wednesday, October 5 from 12:00-1:00 PM CST we are excited to welcome Amber Carroll, creator of EQUIP’s “Christian Parenting in a Sex-Obsessed Culture” course. Amber equips parents/caregivers of kids ages 2-12 with a deep understanding of God’s wisdom for sexual stewardship for all people. She provides practical guidance for proactive age-appropriate conversations with children on faith, gender, and sexuality. Join us for an introduction to the full EQUIP course on equipping parents to share God’s love and wisdom and empowering children to steward their sexuality and gender.
While Embrace resources will continue to be curated and created over time, there is already a breadth and depth of resources on faith, gender, and sexuality. To help you know where to begin to engage in these discipleship conversations, we suggest these featured resources created by the Covenant and ministry partners that highlight both theology and posture. Within the Embrace suite of resources, you can access generational resources (kids and families and youth), pastoral resources, and more to help equip the Covenant to flourish in faithful Christian sexuality and love with individuals who identify as LGBTQ+/SSA/sexual minorities.