Conference

Learning and growing together

The CenterPeace Conference is a bi-annual gathering of LGBTQ+ Christians, their churches and families. Exploring topics related to faith and sexuality, Conference features a range of speakers, from academic scholars of biblical text who have devoted their lives to studying scripture and its application in the 21st century, to parents who just want to love their LGBTQ+ children well.

 

At every session, we will emphasize the need to approach this topic with grace and compassion, living out our call to love as Christ loves. As always, our goal is to create a place to belong for all people in the family of God. 

"If anyone boasts, “I love God,” and goes right on hating his brother or sister, thinking nothing of it, he is a liar. If he won’t love the person he can see, how can he love the God he can’t see? The command we have from Christ is blunt: Loving God includes loving people. You’ve got to love both."

I John 4:20 - 21

Past Speakers

Sean Palmer
Justin Lee
Megan DeFranza
Richard Beck
Matthew Vines
Don McLaughlin

Is this conference for me?

 

If you’re part of the LGBTQ+ community and looking for a place to belong, come to Conference and you’ll find it. If you’re a parent or family member of someone who identifies as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, please join us at Conference. Are you a friend or ally? Come and get involved with CenterPeace!

 

And if you’re a pastor, elder or other church leader, there’s no better place for you to learn from trusted teachers how to examine scripture, extend hospitality, and embrace those in your reach who long for spiritual community. 

Highlights from the 2018 Conference