I have finished three months' training to be a leader of a small group at my church. These groups form around a common theme, anything from gardening to golf to grandparents. And now: LGBT advocacy. I have put out an invitation—and will continue to do so—to anyone who wants to offer a grace-filled welcome at our church. We are known to be generally welcoming, but we want to reach out specifically to this group kept on the fringes. Because we are a small group and not representative of the entire church, we have this freedom while the church continues to progress in its journey toward affirmation.
I want for us to have a public profile, so I came up with a name and created a logo. (Our church name is Second Pres.)
Our focus will be mission/outreach, but what that will look like will be determined by group members. I can't wait to get rolling!