LOVEboldly

A nonprofit organization

$1,100 Raised by 6 Donors

31% complete

$3,500 Goal


PROBLEM.

  • Nearly 1 in 3 Americans who have left their childhood religion (29%) cite negative teachings about and poor treatment of gay and lesbian people as their reason why.

  • Nearly 1 in 4 people (24%) cite feeling very or somewhat uncomfortable having LGBT members at their place of worship.

  • Nearly 9 out of 10 Evangelicals (87%) and 3 out of 4 of practicing Christians (74%) believe it would be difficult to have a natural or normal conversation with a member of the LGBT community.

HOW DO WE FIX THIS?

We've got to get out of our echo chambers and gather at the table together, inviting God's reconciliation to heal our deepest divides.  We've got to build real friendships with one another and commit to repentance for the ways we have sometimes failed to provide safety and haven for the LGBTQ+ community in our churches.

Our mission is to...
1. Equip Christians to practice reconciliation with the LGBTQ+ community.
2. Respond to the spiritual needs of LGBTQ+ Christians.


HOW WE PULL THIS OFF:

  1. Training Events provide an essential resource for church leaders to learn how to maneuver in a complex and challenging arena.
  2. Small Group Bible Studies meet regularly as a rich place of healing and discipleship, custom designed for LGBTQ+ Christians and straight friends working towards community and discipleship together.
  3. Hear from LGBTQ+ people at Pride: Every year LOVEboldly shows up at Pride festivals in Ohio and Northern Kentucky to engage with LGBTQ+ folks face-to-face.
  4. Dialogue Events foster productive conversations between diverse viewpoints on faith and sexuality.




WHO IS LOVEBOLDLY?

Since our founding in 2011, LOVEboldly has been fueled by the passion of both straight and LGBTQ+ Christians of diverse theological views who feel called to bring God's healing to the divide between LGBTQ+ people and the church.

WHAT DOES MY GIFT DO?

When you become a monthly sustaining partner, you help us to get one step closer to our strategic goals:

  • Mobilizing 6 churches to share God's love with 1500 Pride attendees
  • Equipping 250+ pastors to care well for LGBTQ+ people in their church and community
  • Resourcing 850 Christian leaders and LGBTQ+ Christians


Sign up to become a sustaining partner here:

  1. Setup your monthly gift here.


Can't support us monthly?
Your one-time gift is important and appreciated! Help us provide resources and support to those seeking to reconcile faith, sexuality, and gender identity today.

  • $25 helps us share God's love with an LGBTQ+ person at Pride
  • $50 provides a consult to a pastor
  • $75 supplies books/marketing materials to connect an LGBTQ+ person to our Bible Study
  • $150 equips a pastor to reconcile with the LGBTQ+ community



Organization Information

Name

LOVEboldly

Employer id number (ein)

81-1869501

Address

PO BOX 72007
NEWPORT, KY 41072