22 video lessons - over 8 hours of video content
A pastoral panel discussing ministry questions
Exclusive learning material and bonus videos
Interviews with a number of LGBT Christians about what they’d like every Christian to know about them and their journey
Preston is a biblical scholar (Ph.D. in New Testament), an international speaker, and a New York Times bestselling author who has written numerous books including "People to Be Loved: Why Homosexuality Is Not Just an Issue" (Zondervan) and "Living in a Gray World: A Christian Teen's Guide to Homosexuality" (Zondervan). He also served as the general editor for the book "Two Views on Homosexuality, the Bible, and the Church" (Zondervan). Preston has given talks to thousands of people worldwide on the topic of faith, sexuality and gender. He and his wife, Chris, and their four children live in Boise, Idaho. Learn more about Preston on his website: www.prestonsprinkle.com
Pastor & Author
Karen Swallow Prior
Founder of Q Ideas
What is this organization's statement or view on marriage, sexuality & gender?
1. According to God’s design and intent, sex difference (male and female) is an intrinsic part of what marriage is. While same-sex marriage is legal in some countries, it does not represent a historical, Christian view of marriage. 2. All sex outside of marriage is sin. 3. The Fall has corrupted God’s original intent for human sexuality in all persons; therefore, all people—straight or non-straight—experience corruption in their sexuality. 4. Simply experiencing attraction to the same sex (or being gay) is not in itself a morally culpable sin. 5. God desires all males and females to express their gender in accordance with their biological sex. 6. All forms of abuse, slander, dehumanization, or oppression toward fellow humans is an affront against God’s sacred image, which has been stamped upon all people.
What does The Center for Faith, Sexuality & Gender do?
The Center equips leaders with theologically sound and accessible resources through our conferences, pastoral and academic papers, private theological and pastoral consultation, blogs, videos, podcasts, and webinars.
I want to go through this course with a group of people, can I do that?
All Individual learners/students can register here, but any groups of 10 or more, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Who is this content for?
This content is intended for Christian leaders who desire to uphold the Word of God while loving people better. We've found our content is most helpful to those in ministry leadership, parents of LBGT kids, LGBT Christians, and Christians who desire to better understand our cultural moment.
What is the purpose of this content? What will I learn?
You’ll learn practical ways to love LGBT people, what the Bible says about marriage and same-sex relations, how to respond to affirming arguments and how to humanize the discussion, pastoral guidance & actual case studies, relevant Q&As on sexuality and gender, and the latest scientific research on sexuality and gender.
What does it cost?
The Digital Leaders Forum is $50 per user and is valid for one year (365 days). Just find the button on our site that says "Get All-Access" to get started today.
What if I have technical questions or need support while going through the Digital Leaders Forum?
If you have questions about technical support, please email us at email@example.com. If you have theological questions, please refer to our Pastoral Papers, which can be downloaded for free at https://www.centerforfaith.com/resources.
How can I get Christ-centered personal counseling or advice about an LGBT family member or friend?
Matthew Krieg is a licensed counselor, specializing in working with LGBT people and their families. He does Skype and phone counseling. For more information, please visit www.caringwell.net.
Can I show this course to my staff or a group?
No, this course is 1 user per purchased course. If you wish to show it to a group, you must purchase 1 course per person in the group. Please contact Chris at Chris@centerforfaith.com for group rates.