Mission and Strategy

peaceThe Reformation Project exists to train Christians to support and affirm lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. Through building a deep grassroots movement, we strive to create an environment in which Christian leaders will have the freedom to take the next steps toward affirming and including LGBT people in all aspects of church life.

Our Approach

Regional Training Conferences

A couple times each year, we host introductory 2 ½ day training conferences that are designed to introduce as many people to biblically-based cases for affirming and integrating LGBT people into all aspects of church life. Complete with general sessions from leaders in the field to workshops led by amazing practitioners, these conferences are intended to offer something to everyone: including LGBT people as well as straight friends and allies; ranging from those well-read on the topic, to pastors, lay people and even non-Christians who are just starting to explore. These conferences will also provide significant opportunities for participants to network and strategize with others in a similar Christian context.

Our first conference is schedule for Nov 6-8 in Washington D.C.. We are in the early stages of planning conferences in Kansas City for March 2015 and Atlanta for June 2015. If you are interested in helping out, please email us at contact@reformationproject.org.

Leadership Development Cohorts

Building off the success of our 2013 Inaugural Training Conference for our first class of Reformers, we plan to offer a similar training boot camp each quarter, starting in Feb. 2015. After completing an application, the 50 people selected for the cohort will complete roughly 1000 pages of reading and participate in an intensive 4-day training conference. After the conference, cohort members will participate in quarterly daylong webinar trainings and an annual in-person retreat. There will be a 2-year commitment, with the option to continue thereafter.

We are a few months away from starting the application process, but we would love to receive your information if you are interested in receiving an application at that time. Send your contact information and a short paragraph about your interest to mkuecker@reformationproject.org.

Local Reformation Project Chapters

In order to create more localized community and training directly pertinent to your concerns or topics of interest, we plan to establish local Reformation Project Chapters. They will meet on a monthly basis for fellowship, receive ongoing training and strategize about the best ways to engage their immediate communities. Local chapters might plan a public speaking event, walk in the local Pride Parade, offer a Bible Study series, or a wide variety of other activities. Chapter leaders will need to participate in a leadership development cohort before launching a local chapter.

If you are interested in helping launch a TRP chapter in your community, please contact mkuecker@reformationproject.org.