More Light’s mission has always been to empower and equip individuals and congregations to live into their welcome for LGBTQ people. More Light has developed three interrelated programs to move congregations along a pathway towards full inclusion, improve ministry services for LGBTQ individuals in need, and expand the faith-based movement opposing discriminatory legislation. Our programs help congregations and our members build their capacity and develop new skills to deepen their welcome to LGBTQ people within their churches and in their wider communities. If you see a program that interests you but you don’t know how to get involved, check out the ways to contact us, below!
Workshops & Trainings
More Light hosts individual educational workshops and webinars to teach current, new, and prospective members of its welcoming network about the realities facing LGBTQ individuals, and how to address them from a faith perspective. Our signature workshops include, Building an Inclusive Church, Connecting the Dots: Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation, and “We’re Welcoming, Now What?”
Out of Order
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.
We need More Light members mobilized to put their faith into action. To further More Light’s mission in the world, there are three cadres of More Light Ambassadors focused on advocacy, speaking, and teaching.
More Light Teach-Ins
More Light has launched Online Teach-Ins and networking groups to help our congregations live into their LGBTQ inclusion. This includes a series of webinars and conversation groups focusing on topics 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.
Mobilizing North Carolina
More Light is working with Presbyterians across the state of North Carolina to repeal HB2, educate our faith communities about sexual orientation and gender identity, and share the experience of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people in our church. There are many ways to get involved in this work!
Has your congregation asked, “we’re welcoming, now what? More Light has launched Online Teach Ins and networking groups to help our congregations live into their LGBTQ inclusion with a series of webinars and conversation groups focusing on topics 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.