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"Made, Known, Loved: Developing LGBTQ-Inclusive Youth Ministry"

Written by ELCA Deacon Ross Murray, this book congregations how to create a program that affirms LGBTQ youth in their faith and their identity, accepts and welcomes diverse sexual orientations and gender identities, and equips future leaders for the church and the LGBTQ community

More information on the book can be found at its web site.

In our ongoing commitment to LGTBQ youth and to equip congregations and leaders, the ELCA Youth Ministry Network and the ELCA Churchwide Organization are partnering to host a Made, Known, Loved book club. Author Ross Murray will be joining us to lead conversation and we'll also hear from a panel of LGTBQ youth ministers.

The book club will meet Tuesday June 8, 15 & 22 and participants can choose to attend at 12n or 7pm Central.

The first 300 people to sign up will receive a free copy of the book. When we reach 300, the form will be altered to indicate that. The deadline to receive a free book as part of the book club is Monday, May 10 at 9am Central.

Sign up here to be a part of the book club and to receive your book


Book Club Dates and Times 

(all times listed are central time):

  • June 8, 12pm or 7pm 
  • June 15, 12pm or 7pm
  • June 22, 12pm or 7om

Author Bio:

Deacon Ross Murray is foundingdirector of The Naming Project, a faith-based camp for LGBTQ youth and their allies. He is Senior Director of Education and Training at The GLAAD Media Institute, a producer for the "Yass, Jesus!" podcast, and an ordained deacon in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, called to advocate for LGBTQ people and to provide a bridge between LGBTQ and faith communities.



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