AllianceQ Calendar

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Mar
30
Sat
2019
Building an Inclusive Church Training, Des Moines, IA @ Capitol Hill Lutheran Church
Mar 30 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Building an Inclusive Church trainings are for leaders in congregations which are considering becoming Open & Affirming and for those who would like to know more about supporting other congregations becoming O&A. This training will hone your skills and give you knowledge about how to help congregations through those tough conversations toward a more fully inclusive church.

This training is sponsored by Downtown Disciples in Des Moines.

Download this flyer for more information.

Apr
26
Fri
2019
Building an Inclusive Church Training – Erie, PA @ Mount Calvary Lutheran Church
Apr 26 – Apr 27 all-day

“My congregation isn’t ready to become Open & Affirming yet…”

Great! This workshop is for you!

“I would love to help my congregation become Open & Affirming…”

Yes, this is the right workshop for you too!

“I want to bring more welcome and affirmation to my region…”

Then you’re in the right place!

Using the Building an Inclusive Church Toolkit, this workshop will provide the tools that empower congregations to create a grace filled, respectful process towards becoming Open & Affirming, a process uniquely designed for each congregation’s specific needs.

This workshop will provide in-depth and hands on training in the tools of Graceful Engagement, One to One Conversations, Storytelling, Framing, and more. These tools are also powerfully useful in many other contexts.

Building an Inclusive Church trainings are for leaders in congregations which are considering becoming Open & Affirming and for those who would like to know more about supporting other congregations becoming O&A. This training will hone your skills and give you knowledge about how to help congregations through those necessary conversations toward a fully inclusive church.

This workshop is led by our friends at ReconcilingWorks: Lutherans for Full Participation. You can download their information flyer here.

May
3
Fri
2019
Building an Inclusive Church Training – Solon Springs, WI @ Our Savior's Lutheran Church
May 3 – May 4 all-day

“My congregation isn’t ready to become Open & Affirming yet…”

Great! This workshop is for you!

“I would love to help my congregation become Open & Affirming…”

Yes, this is the right workshop for you too!

“I want to bring more welcome and affirmation to my region…”

Then you’re in the right place!

Using the Building an Inclusive Church Toolkit, this workshop will provide the tools that empower congregations to create a grace filled, respectful process towards becoming Open & Affirming, a process uniquely designed for each congregation’s specific needs.

This workshop will provide in-depth and hands on training in the tools of Graceful Engagement, One to One Conversations, Storytelling, Framing, and more. These tools are also powerfully useful in many other contexts.

Building an Inclusive Church trainings are for leaders in congregations which are considering becoming Open & Affirming and for those who would like to know more about supporting other congregations becoming O&A. This training will hone your skills and give you knowledge about how to help congregations through those necessary conversations toward a fully inclusive church.

This workshop is led by our friends at ReconcilingWorks: Lutherans for Full Participation. You can download their information flyer here.

Jul
19
Fri
2019
Pre-Assembly Event: Tools for Open and Affirming Ministry @ Capitol Hill Lutheran Church
Jul 19 all-day

Tools for Open and Affirming Ministry

Join us for a day of deep dives into the grace-filled, community building tools used as part of an Open & Affirming process: Graceful Engagement, Storytelling, One-to-One Conversations, bringing the Bible to the conversation, and more.

These tools and skills are essential parts of the Building an Inclusive Church Toolkit, the material recommend by AllianceQ for congregations planning an Open & Affirming journey.

This Event will provide you tools useful in an Open & Affirming process and, indeed, in many conversations and decision making processes in a congregation.

You will find this workshop especially helpful if:

– You are a member of a regional Open & Affirming Team (or want to be) and want to increase you skills to assist congregations on their O&A journey.

– You might be interested in becoming an O&A trainer for AllianceQ and want an introduction to the tools and skills needed in an O&A process.

– You want to help lead your congregation in an O&A process.

Pre-Assembly Event: United Against Oppression @ Capitol Hill Lutheran Church
Jul 19 all-day

United Against Oppression with Rev. April Johnson, Minister of Reconciliation

1979 was pivotal moment in the history of the Alliance. Many remember well what was going on in the life of LGBT movement within the Christian church during this time, but are we are also aware of what was happening in the racial Reconciliation ministry in 1979? The workshop seeks to reflect on the past of these two marginalized movements within the Christian church and imagine a future together.

The year is now 2019, how can these two ministries work together to imagine a brighter future for the church? The future hope of wholeness in our fragmented world will be done through intersectional justice. We must imagine how the alliance and reconciliation might move forward together united against oppression within our churches and society.

Jul
21
Sun
2019
General Assembly Workshop: TRANSGENDER 101 – the “T” in LGBT @ (See Assembly Docket)
Jul 21 @ 1:30 pm – 2:50 pm

Topics about transgender and gender non-conforming (GNC) people have been prominent in the news, in television and movies, and in public opinion. Should transgender people be banned from serving in the US military? Who gets to pick what bathroom or locker room transgender people use? What about teachers who refuse to call a student by their preferred name or their legal name? Can transgender people live normal, successful, and happy lives?

Whether you know and love any transgender/GNC people, or whether it’s all new to you, or you’re wondering what all the fuss is about, this workshop will provide basic facts and understanding for the personal and political aspects of transgender/GNC people in the world and in the church.

Presenter:

Robin Knauerhase
Moderator, Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance and
Research Scientist (recently retired) Intel Corporation
Ms. Knauerhase is the first “out” transgender person to serve as AllianceQ Moderator.

General Assembly Workshop: TRANS PEOPLE, HUMAN STORIES @ (See Assembly Docket)
Jul 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

In 2008, only 8% of Americans reported that they had met a transgender person. Today, the figure is closer to 1 in 5, and we have begun to have trans and gender non-conforming (GNC) characters in movies and TV shows. Don’t be a statistic! Attend this workshop and get to know some of your Christian sibilngs who are trans and/or GNC.

In our time together, we’ll do a brief level-set about terminology, then introduce a panel of transgender and GNC people who will share a little about each of their journeys. Then we’ll create a “safe space” for questions from the audience — doing our best to answer whatever respectful questions the audience may have about trans/GNC experience.

Panel session leader:

Robin Knauerhase
Moderator, Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance and
Research Scientist (recently retired) Intel Corporation
Ms. Knauerhase is the first “out” transgender person to serve as AllianceQ Moderator.

Jul
22
Mon
2019
Open & Affirming Aftersession @ (See Assembly Docket)
Jul 22 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Come join us as we celebrate the Open & Affirming Ministry Program and our Regional Open & Affirming Ministry Teams. This is your chance to connect with those who are working to increase O&A ministry in our church and in our regions and to learn more about our Regional Open & Affirming Ministry Teams. All are welcome!

Jul
23
Tue
2019
AllianceQ General Assembly Banquet @ (See Assembly Docket)
Jul 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for a celebration of the past and a preview into the future as we celebrate our 40th birthday!

Please purchase your tickets with your General Assembly Registration.