We’re working toward the full participation of LGBTQ people in the life, ministry and witness of the Presbyterian Church (USA) – and in society.
Looking to find a church in your community that welcomes LGBTQ into the full life and participation of the congregation? Each congregation listed is a member of More Light Presbyterians and is committed to full inclusion and welcome of all God’s people.
Is your congregation interested in sending a strong message of affirmation and welcome for LGBTQ persons in your community? Learn more here about how to become a More Light church and why being More Light might be right for your congregation.
Has your congregation asked, “We’re welcoming, now what?”
More Light has launched Teach Ins to help our congregations live into their LGBTQ inclusion with a series of webinars and conversation groups focusing on issues impacting the LGBTQ community such as racism and racial justice, transgender inclusion, homelessness, and immigration.
Learn more about how your church can get connected with a peer network to share best practices and explore challenges within your ministries.
To further More Light’s mission in the world, More Light Ambassadors extend their gifts of advocacy, speaking, and teaching in More Light congregations. If you have a passion for advocating, speaking or teaching on LGBTQ inclusion we invite you to join us, as we step into a church that is answering “What’s next?” together. If you are interested in having a More Light ambassador visit your congregation find out more here.
Do you have a passion for social justice and are fired up to fight back against discriminatory legislation and work for bills that will expand protections for LGBTQ lives? Join us as an Advocacy ambassador.
Do you have passion to share the good news of God’s abundance in the world? Join us as a Speaking Ambassador and help us spread the message of abundant inclusion, challenge churches to model their words of welcome into acts of justice!
Do you have a passion for teaching? Join us as a Training Ambassador and help us build a more LGBTQ friendly church. As a Training Ambassador you will help us teach people about God’s abundant welcome.
Out of Order is a groundbreaking feature documentary revealing the complex and painful struggles faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer faith leaders within the Presbyterian Church, USA. The film draws timely attention to the joyful experiences and complex struggles of queer young people, the need for greater awareness and understanding of bisexuality, and the growing visibility of transgender individuals, offering a unique perspective on a trans person of faith. Learn more, and sign up to attend or host a screening here.
The Supreme Court is about to decide whether religious freedom is a license to discriminate. This deeply troubles me as both an American and a Christian pastor.… Read more “Supreme Court Case Shouldn’t Redefine Religious Freedom to include Discrimination”
What can Faith Communities Do to Support LGBTQ Refugees and Asylum Seekers? Recap from Part 1: On October 20-21, Alex and Jess traveled to New York represent… Read more “Love Welcome Reflections – Part 2”
On October 20-21, Alex and Jess traveled to New York represent More Light at Love Welcome, a conference on supporting LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers. We gathered… Read more “Love Welcome Reflections – Part 1”
Whether you need resources on a Biblical basis inclusion for LGBTQ people, information on welcoming transgender people into your faith community, or working with LGBTQ youth, you’ll find all that and more here:
Learn more about the full More Light Presbyterians’ team here.
“I support More Light Presbyterians, because not only are they committed to the core gospel values of welcome, inclusion, hospitality and healing, but they embody those values in who they are and how they operate. MLP is the real deal!”
“I am proud of the work of More Light, particularly all the ways that More Light is helping the church live into abundant inclusion, recognizing the full dignity of LGBTQ people, our families and our calls to ordained service.”