What You Can Expect

  • Taking On Tough Questions

    Preston answers many of the most practical and pressing ministry-related questions on sexuality and gender. For example, "Should I, as a Christian, attend a same-sex wedding?" We also include panels of both LGBTQ Christians and pastors in ministry addressing a variety of theological and practical questions.

  • Anchored in the Bible

    The Digital Leaders Forum takes the Bible seriously. From questions related to marriage and same-sex relationships, to questions about transgender and non-binary identities, the Bible will be our authority and our guide. Keep your Bible open and be ready to dig deep!

  • Posture Shift

    WHAT we believe is sometimes less important than HOW we believe it. Our posture matters—especially with the LGBTQ conversation. The Digital Leaders Forum will help us have a more Christ-like posture in how we approach the sexuality and gender conversation.

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Course Curriculum

  1. 1
    • Welcome & Best Practices

    • DLF Handbook

    • Digital Leaders Forum Trailer (2:53)

    • Survey - We Want to Hear From You

  2. 2
    • Session 1 Video (13:30)

    • Bonus - Dear Church: I'm Gay

  3. 3
    • Session 2 Video (18:06)

    • Bonus - Stories: Unfit to Serve the Lord

  4. 4
  5. 5
    • Session 4 Video (19:02)

    • Bonus - What Is Marriage? - Preston Sprinkle

  6. 6
    • Session 5 Video (13:45)

  7. 7
    • Session 6 Video (20:00)

    • Bonus - 15 Affirming Arguments: And 15 Responses

    • Bonus - Your Arguments About Sexual Ethics Matter Less Than You Think: Greg Coles

  8. 8
    • Session 7 Video (53:57)

    • Bonus - Stories: In Your Mother's Womb

    • Bonus - 10 Things I Wish Every Christian Leader Knew About Gay Teens in Their Church

  9. 9
    • Session 8 Video (14:06)

    • Bonus - Book Recommendation: Us versus Us

  10. 10
    • Session 9 Video (19:28)

    • Bonus - Recommended Reading: The ABCs of LGBTQ

  11. 11
    • Session 10 Video (25:39)

  12. 12
    • Session 11 Video (38:37)

    • Survey - Your Comments Help Us Improve

  13. 13
    • Session 12 Video (22:47)

    • Bonus - Kyla's Testimony

    • Bonus - Lesli's Testimony

    • Bonus - Study: Rapid-Onset Gender Dysphoria in Adolescents and Young Adults

  14. 14
    • Session 13 Video (15:07)

    • Bonus - A Biblical Conversation about Transgender Identities

  15. 15
    • Session 14 Video (15:40)

    • Bonus - A Biblical Conversation about Transgender Identities

  16. 16
    • Session 15 Video (58:25)

  17. 17
    • Session 16 Video (13:52)

    • Bonus - Guidance for Churches on Baptism, Communion, Leadership, and Service for Gay and Lesbian People

  18. 18
    • Session 17 Video (10:49)

  19. 19
    • Session 18 Video (44:57)

  20. 20
    • Session 19 Video (26:56)

    • Bonus - My Nashville Statement: Preston Sprinkle

  21. 21
    • Session 20 Video (34:11)

  22. 22
    • Session 21 Video (20:26)

    • Bonus - Preaching on Sexuality & Gender

  23. 23
    • Session 22 Video (14:51)

    • Bonus - Sexuality & Gender: Exclusive Podcast

    • Bonus - Study: Polyamory as a Sexual Orientation

    • Bonus - Why Christians Need to Think About Polyamory - Preston Sprinkle

    • Take the Next Step - Grace/Truth for Small Groups

    • Survey - We Want to Know How Your Experience Was of this Course

Groups 10+

If you are purchasing on behalf of a church or organization where you need multiple logins (10+), we'd be happy to assist you.

  • Groups 10-20

    For groups of 10-20, we offer $40 per student pricing. This is invoiced to you and you can pay via credit card or check. We then provide you with a code to freely register the number of users you paid for. Once you have registered and paid for a group, you are not able to add more people to your group for the group rate. Please email Support@CenterforFaith.com to get started.

  • Groups 21+

    For groups of 21 or more, we offer $35 per student pricing. This is invoiced to you and you can pay via credit card or check. We then provide you with a code to freely register the number of users you paid for. Once you have registered and paid for a group, you are not able to add more people to your group for the group rate. Please email Support@CenterforFaith.com to get started.

Engaging LGBTQ Questions with Theological Faithfulness and Courageous Love

FAQ

  • 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. Biological sex is an essential part of human identity. 6. All forms of abuse, slander, dehumanization, or oppression toward fellow humans are 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 for any groups of 10 or more, please email us at support@centerforfaith.com.

  • 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 LGBTQ kids, LGBTQ 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 LGBTQ 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? How long will I have access?

    The Digital Leaders Forum is $50 per user and is valid for 18 months after your purchase. After the 18 month period expires, you will need to re-purchase the course if you want to access it again.

  • 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 support@centerforfaith.com. If you have theological questions, please refer to our Pastoral Papers, which can be downloaded for free at https://www.centerforfaith.com/resources.

  • I am part of a group purchase, where do I put my coupon code?

    Please continue to the checkout page for the Digital Leaders Forum. Create your account (this is a requirement) and then you'll see a coupon code option on the checkout page where you can input your code.

  • Where does this organization stand on Christians using terms like "gay" and "LGBTQ"?

    We believe that faithful Christians who experience attraction to the same sex or gender dysphoria can reach different conclusions about which language is most helpful to describe their experience. To understand two different faithful approaches to this question, read our blog dialogue "Gay vs. "Same Sex Attraction" (centerforfaith.com). For additional discussion of concerns about the phrase "gay Christian" (and responses to those concerns), watch "What Does 'Gay Christian' Actually Mean?" We will also be hosting a webinar about these topics on April 25, 2022, called "Should Christians Identify as Gay?"