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 (ECC), 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.
Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 12–1pm CST
We are excited to have Greg Johnson, author of Still Time to Care: What We Can Learn from the Church’s Failed Attempt to Cure Homosexuality, join us for Embrace Webinar #23. In Still Time to Care, author Greg Johnson, a gay atheist turned Christian pastor, tells the untold story of the rise and fall of the ex-gay movement in the evangelical church. With warmth, humor and original research, Johnson charts the path forward for churches and ministries and provides guidance for the gay person who finds themselves smitten by the life-giving call of Jesus.
Revoice is launching online community groups, places for people to connect, grow, and be encouraged. Revoice Community Groups are a great way to get more involved in the Revoice community! Three of these groups will launch this summer—Book Club, Renew and Sacred Space. View EventView Event ▸
Embrace Resource Suites
Hands | Embrace Service
Make a difference with and for those who have been sexually marginalized or abused
Support teens and their families as they navigate their unique challenges of developing sexuality