LGBTQIA+ Affirming Team
The LGBTQIA+ Affirming Team of the Nebraska Synod provides resources to rostered leaders and congregations seeking to more effectively welcome and support LGBTQIA+ people into full equity and inclusion in the church.
Our vision is to cultivate communities where queer people are celebrated, centered and accepted in all aspects of church life; to prepare a place for LGBTQIA+ people rather than react to their presence; and to live a life of radical affirmation that leads to collective transformation and liberation of all.
We proclaim that QUEER PEOPLE ARE HOLY by:
- Connecting Individuals to affirming resources and communities;
- Supporting Congregations with curated materials and opportunities for dialogue
- Equipping Leaders to engage topics of sexuality and gender in the church.
*We use “LGBTQIA+” and “Queer” interchangeably. Queer was once a derogatory term, but the LGBTQIA+ community has reclaimed it and Queer is now a normalized word, used an umbrella term for LGBTQIA+ identities.
The LGBTQA+ Affirming Team is in an inclusive team with individuals who identify on a spectrum of sexual orientation and identify and as allies.
To connect with the LGBTQIA+ Affirming Team contact LGBTQ@nebraskasynod.org