Build Bridges with the Gay Community

2012 The Nines Conference


In this 4-minute session, Andrew Marin, President and Founder of The Marin Foundation, speaks on the issue of how the church relates to the LGBT community and what changes need to be made in order to love well and share the gospel. Andrew is the President and Founder of The Marin Foundation, which has been widely credited with creating a new cultural category of building bridges between the LGBT community and social, theological, and political conservatives, and the award winning author of Love Is an Orientation: Elevating the Conversation with the Gay Community.



Which of the Andrew’s points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? (Did you gain a fresh insight in how to approach the issues of sexuality within your context? What challenged you? Were you convicted of sin?)
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to address sexuality biblically—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip others as disciples of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What changes will you make in your approach to biblical sexuality as a result of what you’ve just heard?
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Andrew said Jesus created a “come as you are” culture. Examine your church this week—is that the attitude you and your congregation have toward the gay community. Think of practical ways to love and build relationships with people in the LGBT community.



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