Calibrate Conversations w/ Brady Cone

5 Mistakes Christians Make When Ministering To The LGBTQ Community (And What To Change)

August 16, 2023 Brady Season 2 Episode 29
Calibrate Conversations w/ Brady Cone
5 Mistakes Christians Make When Ministering To The LGBTQ Community (And What To Change)
Show Notes

Have you ever stopped to consider the journey one takes to find Jesus? How does sexuality play into this deeply personal journey? This episode tackles the common errors we commit while ministering to the LGBTQ community and offers insight on how to modify our approach for better effectiveness. We discuss the need to earn the right to speak into someone's deeply personal sphere of life, like sexuality, and emphasize not on changing behavior, but rather on guiding them to Jesus. This episode journeys into understanding that the opposite of homosexuality isn't heterosexuality, but holiness, and that it is only Jesus who can bring about transformation from the inside out.

We further delve into how our perspectives have been clouded by the culture war and our biases when dealing with the LGBTQ community. We discuss the importance of acknowledging individuals as bearers of God's image and focusing on facets beyond their sexuality. We take a hard look at the impact of past traumas on an individual's current expression of sexuality and the need to provide a safe space and time for them to process their experiences. We also stress on the power of listening more than talking, to understand the heart of the individual better. This episode aims to guide you towards being a more empathetic, understanding, and effective minister to all, regardless of their sexuality.

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