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

Twice each year, we host 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 next conference is schedule for June 11-13, 2015, in Atlanta, GA.. Following that, we will hold a conference in Kansas City, MO, Nov 7-9, 2015. We are also in the early planing stages for a conference in Orange Co, CA. in Spring 2016. If you are interested in helping out with any of these, 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 similar leadership development intensives. After completing an application, up to 50 people will be selected for the cohort. They will complete roughly 1000 pages of reading over a 3 month period and participate in an intensive 4-day training conference. The conference will take place in the city of the regional training conference, six months after the conference.

Our next cohort will begin the week after this Labor Day, and wrap up with the intensive conference Dec 9-12, 2015 in Atlanta, GA. We are a few months away from starting the application process. But, if you are interested in receiving an application at that time, we would love to receive your information. 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.