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Embrace Webinar #13 -Bruce B. Miller

Leading a Church in a Time of Sexual Questioning

Bruce Miller provides practical wisdom for how a church can approach ministering to and alongside people who identify their sexuality in diverse ways. We will explore church-tested pastoral insights to help think through day-to-day decisions such as how to handle membership, baptism, retreats, small groups, volunteering, the Lord’s Supper, weddings, funerals, teaching, hiring, and pastoral care.

Leading a Church in a Time of Sexual Questioning

by: Bruce B. Miller

In a time when sexual norms are changing rapidly, how can a local church be a place of grace—a loving community for all kinds of people—where everyone can flourish and disagreements are overcome in a Christlike spirit while at the same time stay true to biblical standards?

In a way that appeals to pastors and lay leaders alike, Bruce offers a biblical theology of sexuality and provides practical wisdom for how a church can approach ministering to, and alongside, people who identify their sexuality in diverse ways: LGBTQ+. Here is a church-tested program full of wise pastoral insights to help church leaders think through day-to-day decisions, such as how to handle baby dedications, small groups, who can serve, membership, baptism, retreats, the Lord’s Supper, weddings, funerals, teaching, hiring, and caring for those caught in sin. If you are a leader who is facing any of these challenging issues and decisions, then this practical, grace-filled book is for you.

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Bruce Miller
Bruce Miller has served as pastor of Christ Fellowship Church in McKinney, Texas, since 1997. He speaks at churches, organizations, and conferences about the culture’s changing views on human sexuality and its impact on the church. His new book, Leading a Church in a Time of Sexual Questioning is now available.

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Michelle Sanchez (Facilitator)
Michelle Sanchez is Executive Minister of Make and Deepen Disciples for the ECC. Her dream is to foster a multiethnic movement of disciples who make disciples across all ages. Prior to this role, Michelle served as Pastor of Christian Formation and Mission at Highrock Covenant Church in the Boston area, ministered to international students in New York City with Cru, and worked as an investment banker for Goldman, Sachs & Co. Michelle earned an M.Div. and Th.M. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, an international business degree from New York University (NYU), and certification in spiritual direction from Boston College.

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