Registration is Open for BIC in Ada, MI

RfA will sponsor a “Building an Inclusive Church” workshop on Friday evening/Saturday, November 8th & 9th, at The Community, an RCA ministry in Ada, Michigan.  Online or mail-in registration forms are now posted here.  These workshops are opportunities for church members and pastors to gain skills in shepherding a congregational exploration that emphasizes graceful engagement…

Parading Jesus’ Love

Rev. Cari Keith, an RfA Board member from Upstate NY, walked in her first Gay Pride parade last Sunday.  We’ll let readers of her story decide who was more blessed by the experience: Gay Pride Parade – New Paltz, NY, June 2nd, 2013 A rainbow scarf around my neck and 100 rainbow hearts emblazoned with…

Unpacking an Inclusive Church

What’s it like for a gay Christian when his church is about to vote on becoming a “Room for All” rostered church? A year after the Reformed Church of New Paltz, NY took that vote, Kyle Pogemiller told Sunday worshipers what he experienced when that decision was being made.  “As a gay Christian, I know…

RfA in West Michigan

The W. Michigan RfA regional group reminds area supporters that today at 4-6 pm Dr. James Brownson will be discussing his book, “Bible, Gender and Sexuality” at Eerdmans’ Bookstore , 2140 Oak Industrial Drive NE, Grand Rapids. The book will be available on-site at 40% off list price. On Thursday, 5/30 – 7-9pm. “Gay and…

Vision and Mission Statements

The Room for All board is excited to take up the priorities which we discerned at our March 2013 strategic planning meeting.  The first was to clarify our vision and mission statements.  You may find those statements here, or in the “About” tab at the top of our homepage.

Sense Something?

Do you sense “something” calling you toward a more LGBT-inclusive welcome in your congregation?   Are there a few others who hear that voice?  Chances are, your church isn’t ready to host a full “Building an Inclusive Church” workshop, but you might benefit from a mini-introduction to some of the BIC tools.  RfA leaders are…

“Hearts Unbound” is Out

We’ve been waiting to announce this!  “Hearts Unbound” is a new “reader’s theater” Bible study resource made available by our colleagues at the Institute for Welcoming Resources.  Each session celebrates a biblical story of God’s overwhelming, radical love, challenging the binding notions of who’s “in” and “out” in God’s realm.  Read more and get the…