A new Posture Shift leader certification initiative to train the next 600,000 leaders on biblically sound LGBT+ church inclusion
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Join us in writing a new church history.
Decades of mistreatment, rejection, exclusion, and misunderstanding from the Church have damaged relational trust and barred LGBT+ people from access to the Gospel. Many desire to love well — yet most remain uncomfortable relating directly with LGBT+ people.
As we speak, a new church history is underway in which LGBT+ people experience rich, meaningful fellowship in their faith communities. And now, it’s developing more swiftly than ever. Our new Train50 initiative will empower leaders to train and equip 600,000 Christians!
Same Course. Same Price. Two Tracks.
Our training courses are intended to help leaders implement a Posture Shift at your church or ministry.
Posture Shift “Get Trained” Track:
Anyone can get trained! All who care for LGBT+ people can gain practical insights for enhancing biblically sound care for LGBT+ people.
Train50 “Train Others” Track:
We license organizations (not individuals). Obtain licensure to teach Posture Shift across your entire church or ministry. Trainers must be pastors, staff, or elders.
Biblical Basis for Posture Shift
LGBT+ People Through a Missiological Lens
What It’s Like to Grow Up LGBT+
Suicidal Risks and Statistics
Importance of a Level Playing Field
Gay Community’s Vulnerable History
How to Respond When Teens Come Out
Guiding Parents When Kids Come Out
How to Care for Suicidal Youth
8 Effective Principles to Outreach
“Lateral Distractions” Relational Model
32 Tips for a Strong Relational Witness
Best Practice Care Model
Building a Sustainable Support System
Biblically Sound Inclusion Model
Frequently Asked Questions
“Highly practical, biblical, and mission-focused.”
– Thomas H.,
Fall 2019 Attendee
“I see hope for my church.”
– Maya R.,
Winter 2019 Attendee
“I took home new ways of thinking, practical ideas and models for ministry.”
Fall 2020 Attendee
“Do whatever it takes to get this training.”
– Grace P.,
Spring 2020 Attendee
- Licensure is exclusively for church or ministry staff.
- We only license organizations. We do not license individuals.
- Licensed Organizations select their own Licensed Trainers.
- Licensed Trainers must be pastors, staff or elders.
- Licensed Trainers have access to Posture Shift Portal.
- Posture Shift Portal contains teaching and video tools.
- Annual Portal Fee and Course Handbook purchase required.
- We license national, regional or local churches and ministries.
- Training restricted to “your” people within “your” organization.
2-Day Posture Shift (or Train50) Course
Why must Trainers be on staff?
We encourage our Licensed Organization partners to train “top-down” from executive staff and governance leaders. Once buy-in is secure, then training can extend to lay leaders — including life group, adult discipleship, and youth ministry leaders (among others). Teaching throughout your congregation as staff will demonstrate your ownership in making your church more inclusive and caring.
Remember, everyone can attend Posture Shift in order to more generously live out Christ’s love for LGBT+ people.
Frequently Asked Questions
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What does it cost to get licensed?
Posture Shift Course Handbooks | We do not want to sign Agreements in which no teachings ever occur. Our missional aim is to rapidly mobilize the Gospel reaching LGBT+ people throughout churches and para-church ministries. That requires teaching and a minimum of 50 books is a fairly low requirement. Additionally, we want to ensure maximum learning retention, so we require that every attendee of a Posture Shift training receive a copy of our Posture Shift Course Handbook to continue their learning after you host a training. Importantly, you can purchase Handbooks inside our Posture Shift Portal at discounted bulk rates only available to our Licensed Partners.
Annual Portal Fee | This fee is different for national, regional, and local ministries. We will disclose the fee at Posture Shift Intensives (or Train50) Course. This fee will be directly invested into expanding our teaching assets, coaching tools, and other premium content to maximize teaching impact within your organization.