Reading puts us in contact with ideas and experiences not our own. It lifts us up and out of ourselves, while at the same time shedding light and forming connections on the interior level.
Reading is an act of humility. It admits there are things we don’t know yet, and that others in the world have something to tell us, something earned and of value.
Discussing what you read enables a further layer of discovery, challenge, and solidarity with others engaging the same questions.
We find this process indispensable for growth as a person. We hope you will too.
For young adult Christians with LGBT+ experiences, some have told close family and friends, some are publicly “out,” while still others keep things pretty close to the chest. Many - even those with solid, honest community - know few others who are in the same situation. To live an integrated life - and live it well - there are things that need to be in the light.
When it comes to the deeper wrestlings with sexuality, the person, and spirituality, it can be helpful to have healthy conversations with others who “get it.”
Young adults with an LGBT+ experience who seek to grow in Christ-centered community.
Book Club typically meets for 4-8 consecutive weeks, depending on the book length and time of year. Sessions occur on Sunday or Weekday evenings at 6, 7, or 8pm Central Time, and last for approximately one and a half to two hours. Weekly attendance is expected in order to participate. Each book club is followed by an optional* 3 week session "Book Club+" focused on our core values.
*Book Club+ is required if you would like to join our online community platform and access deeper community opportunities
We conduct our book clubs via video conference. Once you’re confirmed to participate, we’ll send you more information on how to connect.
| OUR LENT READ |
This Lent we'll be reading one of our perennial favorites, Interior Freedom by Jacques Philippe. Keeping with our theme of the year, Joyful Hope, Philippe's book invites us to bear the posture of Christ in His last days of interior freedom and surrender. Registration is FULL*.
*Due to available staff & volunteers our registration slots are full. You may still reach out to be put on a waiting list to be added if someone drops their spot or to be contacted first for our summer book clubs.
"The highest and most fruitful form of human freedom is found in accepting, even more than in dominating. We show the greatness of our freedom when we transform reality, but still more when we accept it trustingly as it is given to us day after day."
Book Club February 23rd-April 5th | BC+ April 16th-24th
June/July | Dates TBD
November/December | Dates TBD
Space is limited! If the clubs are full when you reach out, we'll place you on a waitlist.