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.
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 WINTER READ |
Our Advent Book Club will be reflecting on the book Reed of God by Caryll Houselander - one of our favorites!
There will be 5 weeks discussing the book and our own stories, followed by 3 additional weeks in January for new participants to engage with our values of Beloved Unrepeatability, Mutual Belonging, and Joyful Hope. Altogether, this 8-week series will run from November 26th to February 3rd.
Registration closes on November 9th.
“[Christ] can choose what seems to us the most unlikely material in the world to use for a positive miracle of His love… That which seems to us to be a crumbling point, a lack, a thorn in the flesh, is destined for God’s glory as surely as the rotting bones of Lazarus, as surely as the radiance of Mary of Nazareth” (pg. 28-29).
| Dates TBD |
Space is limited! If the clubs are full when you reach out, we'll place you on a waitlist.