A new Sydney Anglican ministry to encourage Christians who experience same sex attraction and gender incongruity to walk in obedience to Jesus.
In an initiative to better minister to Christians navigating same sex attraction and gender dysphoria, Living Faith, is operating under the oversight of the Sydney Anglican Church Standing Committee and Synod.
‘The Council for Living Faith' or ‘Living Faith’ offer biblical encouragement and support to Christian men and women who experience same-sex attraction or gender incongruence so that they might walk in a way that is faithful to Christ, and it will also assist in pastoring families, spouses, friends and churches.
The ministry will include pastoral ministry (1:1 and in small groups) plus an educational ministry for churches on how best to do pastoral care in this context.
The new organisation will be guided by the relevant Anglican doctrine statements, policies, guidelines and resources. This includes the Synod Resolution of 2018 on Pastoral Care which noted that ‘the Anglican Church in the Diocese of Sydney does not practise, recommend or endorse ‘gay conversion therapy’. (Resolution 31/18)