Happenings

News from AllianceQ: Crossbeams November 2018

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

Dr. Johnston Announces Retirement Plans

Robin Knauerhase, Moderator of the AllianceQ Council, regrets to announce that she, the council, and Mark Johnston have been working closely together to create a transition plan as Mark plans to retire from full time ministry shortly after the 2019 Des Moines General Assembly. Robin shares that “Mark told the council of his desire to … Continue reading Dr. Johnston Announces Retirement Plans

AllianceQ Statement on Recent Attacks on Transgender Identity

Disciples Moderator Robin Knauerhase has written a statement on recent attempts to erase transgender people from federal protections. You can read that statement here. Please post and share to your social media accounts!

AllianceQ O&A Team in Illinois Wisconsin Present at Regional Assembly

The AllianceQ O&A Team in the Illinois Wisconsin Region were present at their Regional Assembly in Bloomingon, IL, late last month. The team reports great success in providing resources to people who are interested in moving their churches towards becoming Open & Affirming. Apparently the candy bowl was a great hit, and by the end … Continue reading AllianceQ O&A Team in Illinois Wisconsin Present at Regional Assembly

The Alliance Needs Your Support

From Dan Adolphson, Development Team Leader for the Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance Ah . . . fall. The beauty of changing leaves, pumpkins, apple orchards, and hayrides. Fall is also the time in many of our congregations that we hold our stewardship campaigns and set our mission and outreach budgets for the coming year. As your … Continue reading The Alliance Needs Your Support

DSF Hosts Webinars for Coming Out Day

In honor of National Coming Out Day last month, the Disciples Seminary Foundation co-hosted two webinars with AllianceQ: LGBTQIA+: Deciphering the Alphabet Soup (especially if you’re too embarrassed to ask) and Can Paul Be An Ally? Reclaiming the Apostle from Misogyny and Homophobia. LGBTQIA+: Deciphering the Alphabet Soup was hosted by AllianceQ’s Moderator Robin Knauerhase. … Continue reading DSF Hosts Webinars for Coming Out Day