Saturday, October 5 • 8:30 – 11:30 am • Worship Center • Childcare provided through 5th grade.
Sexual Identity & the 21st Century Church: Principles for Creating Redemptive Space
Dr. Mark Yarhouse a research psychologist at Regent University and recognized expert on same sex attraction will share his insight from years of research on topics from sexual identity to what it means for a faith community to be missional to the gay community.
Whether you are in any type of leadership position here at Journey or just want to increase your understanding on an important topic please join us for a morning with Dr. Mark Yarhouse as he presents a workshop on:
“Sexual Identity & the 21st Century Church: Principles for Creating Redemptive Space”
Sexuality and same sex attraction is one of the most important topic’s facing our church as we seek to be God’s community of love and grace in the midst of our changing culture. That being true, we discovered Mark Yarhouse a research psychologist at Regent university and recognized expert on same sex attraction was going to be in town, so we invited him to spend a morning with us to help bring some clarity and understanding.
Among the topics he will address:
- Sexual identity development and the Christ follower
- Recognizing and responding to the dominant narrative about “Christians” today
- What we know and don’t know about Homosexuality
- How most churches have failed in how they have responded to sexual identity concerns
- What it means for a faith community to be missional to the gay community
Dr. Mark A. Yarhouse is the Hughes Endowed Chair and professor of psychology at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he is a core faculty member in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Yarhouse has spent several years promoting dialogue between people who view the topic of sexual identity differently and is part of the Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity. In 2000, he chaired a groundbreaking symposium at the American Psychological Association’s annual convention that brought together gay psychologists and conventionally religious psychologists to discuss common ground for persons sorting out sexual and religious identity conflicts.