At Christ Church, we have developed a new ministry to LGBTQIA+ youth which is known as The Lighthouse. We know that LGBTQIA+ young people are often fearful of expressing themselves in their families, schools, and social circles, and that the dangers of emotional and spiritual trauma inflicted by those communities are very real. We envision a ministry where all youth may find love and acceptance, community, spiritual care, and support for the unique challenges they face. Our approach is wholeheartedly affirming, rooted in our belief that a person’s orientation and identity are not in conflict with their identity as a beloved child of God. Learn more about the Missing Voices Project and The Lighthouse