The Reformation Project

Orlando National Conference

Orlando Conference on Bible-Based LGBTQ Inclusion

Since 2014, The Reformation Project has welcomed thousands of people to our conferences on LGBTQ inclusion across the country. This year, our annual conference will be held in Orlando from October 18-20—and you're invited!


At First United Methodist Church in downtown Orlando, it is an ideal opportunity to enhance your advocacy for LGBTQ inclusion in the church. Here's what to expect:

  • First-rate teaching from leading biblical scholars and theologians to help you learn how to talk about the Bible and LGBTQ inclusion;
  • Inspiring keynotes and workshops from LGBTQ Christians and allies at the forefront of this movement;
  • An intersectional approach centering the marginalized within LGBTQ Christian communities, including people of color, women, and transgender people;
  • Worship, community, and new friendships with attendees from across the United States and the world who are also passionate about advancing LGBTQ inclusion in the church.

Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of your theological beliefs.

Learn more about sunny Orlando, Florida here.


If you have an expertise when it comes to LGBTQ inclusion, we invite you to submit a workshop proposal by downloading the workshop proposal here and submitting it to by Tuesday, July 3, 2018. 


To make our conference accessible for all to attend, we offer a limited number of scholarships based on financial need. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please download the application here and submit to before September 1, 2018. 

If you would like to give to the scholarship fund in order to help others who would not otherwise be able to attend, please donate to The Reformation Project here.


We depend greatly on our committed and enthusiastic volunteers every year to make our conference successful. If you're interested in volunteering, please email Volunteers are asked to commit six hours of their time and receive a discounted registration price. 

It was the single most important, most life-changing weekend of my life. I finally felt welcomed into the family of God.
— Kevin Garcia, "Yes, I'm a Gay Christian"


Conference speakers will start to be announced this summer.

Event Details

WHEN:                       October 18, 2018 at 6pm - October 20, 2018 at 9:30pm

First United Methodist Church of Orlando
142 E Jackson St.
Orlando, FL 32801
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Events sponsored by The Reformation Project may be photographed or video-recorded by independent media outlets. We recognize some participants would prefer not to appear in media coverage or promotional material. Such participants will be given different colored lanyards for their name badges. While this effort has proven largely successful in other conferences, we cannot guarantee it. By registering for the conference, you are agreeing that your image may appear in media or promotional material.
All registrations are non-refundable.

Can’t make it to our conference but still want to support inclusion?

Click here to help us train LGBTQ Christians and allies at our Orlando conference.