News from AllianceQ: May 2020

AllianceQ is seeking Council leaders

The Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance – AllianceQ is seeking leaders to serve as a part of this transforming, expanding ministry.

Referral and interest form here.

Qualified candidates will understand the history of and vision for our ministry. A demonstrated commitment to justice for vulnerable groups will enhance how we can live into our mission to build a just, inclusive church. AllianceQ is taking another road; we are examining our identity and practices so that we can imagine deeper and wider ministry. With a new Executive Director + Minister and a General Minister and President who is invested in this work, AllianceQ has the potential to build upon a great foundation. See this joint reflection of faith from Guthrie Loy and Hord Owens.

To former council members, regional O&A team members, volunteers, members and friends, and in honor of the 1987 Coordinating Committee and all those who dreamed of and paved the way for this work, THANK YOU. Will you make referrals for leadership in this season? Complete this form. If you are personally interested in leadership with the Alliance, complete the form about yourself. If you would like to refer someone for leadership, complete the sections to the best of your ability.

We are especially in need of diverse voices that represent the fullness of our church: rural and urban perspective, queer and allied people of color, individuals who are differently-abled, youth perspective, LGBTQ+ elder, parents of LGBTQ+ youth, skilled individuals in finance and development as well as social media.

The Council strives for diversity based on race, ethnicity, cultural background, affectional and sexual orientation, age, ability and geographical representation. A balance of clergy and non-clergy representation is required.

Referrals will be evaluated for consideration in the upcoming appointments and nominations process. Send questions to Council Moderator Robin Knauerhase or Executive Director + Minister Melissa Guthrie Loy.

Read an Overview of Responsibilities for Council Members here.