How Can The Church Reach Out? (Part 4): Encouragement For Church Leaders

Today’s entry is a repost from my blog about homosexuality. Like it or not, how we respond to the individuals impacted homosexuality is an indicator of how well we love and minister to others within our church families, in our communities and in the larger culture.


Same-Sex Attractions

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It goes without saying that church leaders have a very demanding job with difficult responsibilities. Many concerns, fears and questions must be addressed. Our relativistic culture is both hyper-sexualized and politically charged. Can the church speak about sexuality at least as frankly on Sunday morning as popular culture speaks about sexuality everyday? Can church members be given the grace to bring their brokenness out into the light without condemnation?

Every struggle has its unique challenges. However, God’s truth applies to all situations and His Word is “profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work”(2 Timothy 3:16, 17). The general suggestions I give here are meant to encourage and inform. Many are expounded upon in earlier posts in this blog.

Here’s an outline of today’s article:

  • Considerations For the…

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