Holy Blueprint

What is built up by breaking down?   “Building an Inclusive Church” workshops explore how removing walls based on sexual identity or gender expression can help a congregation to more fully reflect who we already are in Jesus Christ – God’s beloved community where all are truly welcome.  As an RfA song has it, “God’s love…

Want to Become an Inclusive Church?

A fine group of registrations have come in for the “Building an Inclusive Church” workshop in Columbus in a few weeks!  If you’ve been intending to sign up, the deadline is this Friday.  Looking ahead, RfA will also be co-training at the BIC in Scarsdale NY in April.  All the info about these and other…

New Conference Page

The brand new “Making Room for All 2013” page is bursting with samples of our latest national conference!  You’ll find a full menu of videos, audio, photos, reactions, information about purchasing prints and other items that feature the collaborative art response, and much more. We hope you’ll be inspired to share the page widely.  See…

And the winner is…

Congratulations to Hope Church in Holland, Michigan for placing the highest bid for the collaborative painting created by artist Joel Schoon-Tanis and participants at “Making Room for All 2013.”  Hope Church is a “Room for All” congregation, and we’re delighted that the painting will have a permanent home in West Michigan!

Body & Soul: We Belong

For almost a year, a subcommittee of the Room for All board has been working with Paul Genzink at Parachute Productions on an exciting new video resource that seeks to respond to Reformed folk who are genuinely searching for a place to stand in the church’s conversations about same-sex relationships, and welcoming people of all…

Two More Days…

…until the end of our online auction for the collaborative painting by Joel Schoon-Tanis and participants at “Making Room for All 2013.”  The highest bid by midnight on January 31st takes it – framed and ready to hang!

Room for Me?

“Room for Me?” Video Project

In Room for All, we believe that the Gospel compels us to welcome and affirm Christ-followers of all sexual identities and gender expressions. So we decided to invite the reflections of some LGBTQ Christians in Reformed Church settings. Here’s a sample of what’s coming in May: [space]

Coming Opportunities to Build an Inclusive Church

“Building an Inclusive Church” workshops are designed for local church members and pastors who want to begin to explore ways to widen their congregation’s welcome and affirmation of LGBTQ people.  You will gain skills in relationship-building, graceful engagement, framing the conversation, how to engage around Scripture, and more. RfA will co-sponsor ecumenical BIC events in…

“Building an Inclusive Church” Columbus OH

The  BIC workshop in Columbus, Ohio is coming up Feb. 21 and 22.  Room for All will share leadership with Tim Feiertag, our colleague from the ELCA’s welcoming program.  These workshops are designed to meet you at your congregation’s unique context, wherever you are on the journey toward opening your church’s doors and heart to…