Resources for Churches or religious communities.

Why should churches make LGBTQ priority

Who in your local area knows where your church stands on the “gay issue”?

Unless a church has come out publically affirming of LGBTQ, people assume the church is anti-gay.

10 Areas for Churches to work through

Creating a safe place and transitioning a congregation to welcome, accept, and affirm LGBTQ people into their congregations will be quite a journey.

It will take some very gracious non-judgmental straight Christians who are willing to say we don’t have all the answers and have the capacity to live with some ambiguities.

Creating a space for a respectful LGBTQ – Christian dialogue

This presentation, created in 2008, is the foundation of Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International’s philosophy and approach.

It has been the vehicle whereby a safe place has been created for churches, religious organisations, and leaders to engage and learn more about LGBT people and their community.

The impacts of faith/sexuality conflict

Faith/sexuality conflict is common amongst LGBT people from faith backgrounds.

Being brought up in or being a part of a church culture that says you are sick, unnatural, or worse, an abomination can have a profound impact on the well-being of LGBT people.

Sometimes the impact of the internal faith/sexuality conflict has been tragic.

Bestselling autobiography – A Life of Unlearning

A life of Unlearning a preacher's struggle with his homosexuality, church and faith | Bestseller | Third Edition.

We are all living a life of unlearning: unlearning things we accepted as truth but created a persona so unlike who we really are.

Eventually cracks appear and beliefs challenged.

On the surface, everything looked perfect. Anthony Venn-Brown was a happily married father-of-two and a popular preacher in Australia’s growing mega-churches such as Hillsong.

Behind the scenes, he fought…

Homosexuality

Founder of Ambassadors & Bridge Builders International, Anthony Venn-Brown, was the first openly gay man invited to speak in an Australian evangelical Bible college.

This lecture deconstructs many false assumptions in the Christian Church about LGBTQ people and the community.