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Certificate in LGBTQ Ministry

In August 2024, CenterPeace will launch a 9-month certificate training program to equip pastors and ministry leaders in outreach and integration of LGBTQ people into the life of the Church. After your congregation becomes theologically affirming, what's the next step? The Certificate in LGBTQ Ministry provides crucial insight and practical tools for going beyond affirmation to nurturing the faith and spiritual gifts of sexual and gender minorities.

What we can offer you

The CenterPeace Certificate in LGBTQ Ministry will give you the top-notch training and resources you need to help your congregation become a church where sexual and gender minorities thrive. Studies show the percentage of young people attending church is rapidly dropping. One factor in this trend is the Church's inadequate response to LGBTQ people. Not only is the Church losing sexual and gender minorities, but also their friends and family who support them. You can make a difference.

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Learn from the Best

CenterPeace founder and director, Sally Gary, has nearly 20 years of experience ministering to the LGBTQ community and training church leaders. Plus, you will learn from other key experts in the field.

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Experience Community

Through two intimate in-person retreats, monthly Zoom conversations, and an online discussion forum, you will build connections with class peers who walk the journey with you.

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Explore Resources

Knowing the right resources is not only important for learning but also for helping others in need of a book, video, or podcast to give insight and direction. In this program you will explore all the resources you need for LGBTQ ministry.

Course Modules


It brings me joy to see people find a place to belong. I want to teach others to create space at the table and to bring LGBTQ people into the life of the Church.

-- Sally Gary

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