WHAT WE DO

PASTORAL SUPPORT

We offer encouragement, support and biblical teaching to Christian men and women as they seek to express their sexuality and gender in faithfulness to Christ.

This includes:

  • Individuals who experience attraction to the same sex and/or gender incongruence

  • Family members or friends of people (child or adult) who experience attraction to the same sex and/or gender incongruence.

  • Spouses of someone who experiences attraction to the same sex and/or gender incongruence (currently or previously married)

 

 

Initial Contact

People get in touch with us for a variety of reasons, including: for our response to a particular question, to ask about helpful resources for your particular circumstances, or because you’re struggling and don’t want to do it alone. If you’re not entirely sure on why you’re getting in touch, we can work with that too.

After you get in touch with us we’ll have a chat (phone or email) and see if you’re interested in a one-off conversation, or if you’d like to chat further.

One chat is not a commitment to anything ongoing. Anything you share with us will remain confidential.

One-to-one

We meet with some people face-to-face, on the phone or on zoom. This could be short-term, or an ongoing weekly, fortnightly or monthly chat.  We will look with you at the Bible and pray with you wrestle with a particular area of sexuality or gender, and encourage you in your circumstances.

Groups

We have a number of bible study, prayer or reading groups that meet in person or on zoom on a monthly basis for:

  • Men who experience attraction to the same sex,

  • Women who experience attraction to the same sex,

  • Parents with young or adult children who experience attraction to the same sex or gender incongruence.

If you are interested in one of our existing groups, or want us to consider a different type of group, we would love to hear from you.

TRAINING

We are committed to helping Christians welcome and love those that experience attraction to the same sex and/or gender incongruence. We do this by equipping churches, colleges, and other Christian organisations with a biblical perspective on sexuality and gender, and encouraging them to support Christians seeking to express their sexuality and gender in faithfulness to Christ.

Contact us if you’re interested in consulting with us, or would like us to come and share about our ministry, lead a seminar, or preach a sermon. Our common topics include:

  • Christians Navigating Sexuality

  • Christians Navigating Gender

  • Christian Women, Sexuality, and Gender

  • Sexuality in Youth Ministry

Living Faith is guided by the relevant Anglican doctrine statements, policies, guidelines and resources. This includes the Synod Resolution of 2018 on Pastoral Care which noted thatthe Anglican Church in the Diocese of Sydney does not practise, recommend or endorse ‘gay conversion therapy’. (Resolution 31/18)