Emerge LGBTQ


The Gathering welcomes and affirms LGBTQ persons and invites all to participate in every aspect of our ministry. What binds us together at The Gathering is our desire to follow Christ together. We celebrate our diversity as a reflection of God’s creation and invite you, whatever your sexual orientation or your gender identity, to join us just as you are.


As an LGBTQ community, many of us have been deeply hurt by exclusion, alienation, and discrimination.

For some, a relationship with God felt like an impossible choice between our identity and our faith. And yet, God never left. No matter what was told to us on the outside, the inside told us a different story. At The Gathering, we echo this story – your story.

As a community of LGBTQ members and allies, the Emerge | LGBTQ Connection is dedicated to inclusion, connection, and healing. With small groups, social events, service projects, and outreach opportunities, you’ll find a group of people to support, love, and remind you that you are known by God and loved by God – exactly as you are. We hope you’ll join us.

For more information email emerge@gatheringnow.org.

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CoreGroup: Parents of LGBTQ+ Children

Are you the parent of an LGBTQ+ individual?  Chances are, the church has not been all that helpful and possibly has hurt you.  Maybe you just want to know you are not alone in your experience. Come and experience compassion and understanding as we meet together to explore our experiences and our faith journeys.  Sign up for CG Becker on our CoreGroups page.

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