STRATEGIZE

Get your church's blueprint for better serving sexual minorities. Deepen your understanding and skills, identify needs in your church, cast a vision for addressing those needs, and strategize the necessary steps for realizing that vision.

VOLUNTEER

Serve with us to further the mission of EQUIP and better reflect the love of Jesus to LGBT+ people in our community. Pray, serve, start conversation, and connect. Click below to learn more about volunteer opportunities with EQUIP.

LEARN

Preview our Self-Guided Content Platform for parents and pastors who want to deepen their understanding and skills at their own pace. 16 content-rich videos + handouts and 14 challenging articles answering you biggest questions.

 

WHAT WE’RE UP TO

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Over 2,250 Christian Leaders Trained

 

85% feel ready to have respectful conversation about sexual ethics

90% feel better prepared to minister to sexual minorities

94% found EQUIP trainings to be effective or very effective

 

 
 

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING

John Paul, Nashville Pastor

“Most ministries like EQUIP offer one of two options: either, “If you give them an inch, they’ll take a mile,” or “If we get people talking, they’ll ultimately become affirming.” EQUIP offers neither. I’ve never heard someone weave biblical orthodoxy and sacrificial compassion as tightly as EQUIP does. We feared talking about sexual ethics openly would divide our church. Instead, it brought us closer together. We realized that we all love LGBT+ people. Moreover, we all came to realize the ways Christ’s teaching both challenges and comforts all of us. I recommend EQUIP totally and completely.”

Jason Pagel, Discipleship Minister, Harpeth Hills Church of Christ

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“EQUIP went far beyond simple platitudes or quick fixes. Instead we encountered a wholistic approach to thinking and then responding well from a posture of both orthodoxy and empathy when it comes to sexual identity and sexual ethics. We were challenged to think more broadly and deeply about the foggy and often inconsistent ways that these ideas have been typically discussed.”

Lipscomb University, Nashville

"From theology to honoring relationships to appropriate language, EQUIP has an extremely helpful spectrum of insight and direction. We were, and continue to be, thankful for this opportunity to learn and were very impressed with EQUIP's vision and purpose."

 

Nathan Hale, Nashville Youth Minister

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“The trainings get to the root issues instead of just pointing out symptoms. EQUIP helped me see and understand what is behind the symptoms. EQUIP offered a thoughtful walk-through of Godly sexual ethics and cast a vision of a more beautiful life to invite people into. I will respond more patiently and thoughtfully, and I’m less likely to be defensive in conversations about sexuality. I don’t have to stay silent out of fear of saying the wrong thing.”

 

Ethos Church, Nashville

"The training was insightful and informing on how we as followers of Jesus, walk in love, confidence, empathy and authority with anyone who experiences same-sex attraction. EQUIP trains you to be informed well, so you can think and minister well in a culture that needs the church to faithfully represent Jesus in both His words and His ways."