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News from AllianceQ: Crossbeams November 2017

Sometimes old news is good news! Check out previous editions of Crossbeams here.

What Does a Wedding Cake Have to do with Freedom for Everyone?

We hope you saw our call on Facebook for signatures supporting an amicus brief that has been prepared in the name of people of faith to advocate for the rights of all persons to access all public services and accommodations. This amicus brief was filed with (as best we could count) 65 Disciples signatures, including … Continue reading What Does a Wedding Cake Have to do with Freedom for Everyone?

AllianceQ Present at 2017 Disciples Seminarians Conference

Every two years, Disciples Higher Education Leadership Ministries (HELM) gathers Disciples seminarians from around the country to meet General Church leadership, to connect with each other, and to inform the seminarians of the many ways the church strives to support them and their ministries. For the first time, AllianceQ was present at this important conference. … Continue reading AllianceQ Present at 2017 Disciples Seminarians Conference

New Resources: What do LGBTQ People Offer the Church?

While preparing for the Seminarians Conference last week, Mark Johnston, Executive Director of the Open & Affirming Ministry Program, looked around for some resources on the pastoral care of LGBTQ people. Asking for a few suggestions, what came back was an excellent list of resources and some food for thought – including thoughts not just … Continue reading New Resources: What do LGBTQ People Offer the Church?

Missiongathering Revive February 22-25 in San Diego, CA

The Missiongathering Movement is hosting the Revive Conference, taking place at Missiongathering San Diego, February 22 – 25, 2018. The Revive Conference is a progressive, inclusive, missional church conference dedicated to equipping and empowering pastors, church planters, and lay people alike to join with the Spirit in the renewal of the church. Those planning this … Continue reading Missiongathering Revive February 22-25 in San Diego, CA