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.

Sign up for our Embrace mailing list to receive updates and feel free to connect with us any time at embrace@covchurch.org.

*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.

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Featured Resources

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.  

Sexual Wellness

Promote health and healing in personal sexuality

Youth Ministry

Support teens and their families as they navigate their unique challenges of developing sexuality

Pastoral Tools

To help pastors lead, preach/teach, and care well in the area of human sexuality

Head | Embrace Understanding

Grow in biblical and theological understanding

Heart | Embrace Love

Create safe and compassionate space for relational connection

Hands | Embrace Service

Make a difference with and for those who have been sexually marginalized or abused

Lina Sánchez-Herrera

Chicago West Suburbs, Illinois

ECC Conference: Central
Gender: Female


Receiving New Directees: Yes
Directing Clergy: Yes
Client Genders: Both men and women
Skype or Facetime: Yes
Languages: English, Spanish
Retreat/Workshop Leader: Yes


C. John Weborg Center for Spiritual Direction, North Park Theological Seminary


Pastors/Church Leadership, Missionaries, University Students, Discernment Process, Transitions, Multi-Ethnic Issues, Second Half of Life, Prayer, Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

Prior to moving to the USA, I was a professor at the National University of Colombia and served with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students in Colombia for 16 years. Starting in 2001, I served as InterVarsity National Staff in the USA. I have a master’s degree in Christian Ministries, and I serve in Spiritual Direction to those who want to be fully present and available to God and receive His grace over them. My joy is to see professors and college students coming to know Jesus and being transformed into people that bring the good news of righteousness and justice to others.

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