“Bridging the Gap: Conversations on Befriending Our Gay Neighbours” the DVD is now available! Click here to purchase.
The purpose of the Bridging the Gap DVD resource is: To better equip Christ-followers to share the love of Christ, through relationship, with our gay neighbours.
• Four segment video for small groups
• On-screen discussion questions
• Includes 40-page facilitator’s discussion guide
• FREE reproducible study guide
• Total running time: 3 hours
Session 1: Gay People Are Our Neighbours
• Have an awareness of some of the real lives behind the issue of homosexuality
• Have an opportunity to assess heart attitudes
• Think more deeply about some personal steps to take to be more intentionally and relationally involved with those for whom diverse sexual identity is a reality
Session 2: The Journey of Loving Same-Gender Attracted People
• Consider core spiritual issues for someone who is same-gender attracted
• Reflect on the homophobia that continues to exist in the Christian community and consider practical steps to address this in a Christ-like manner
• Think more deeply about how to be an encouragement and support to someone who is same-gender attracted and seeking to follow Jesus
Session 3: Loving Each Other Through Difference and Disagreement
• Be confronted with the reality that Christians come to different perspectives on gay issues
• Engage a model of true friendship despite disagreement and hear the ways Christ continues to be honoured and revealed through such friendship
• Think more deeply about how to engage in a Christ-like manner with someone who holds a different perspective
Session 4: Creating a Safe Place in the Christian Community
• Understand the underlying values and attitudes that will be necessary to be a welcoming place for our gay neighbors
• Have an awareness of the potential barriers to a gay neighbor feeling safe and comfortable to explore belonging and faith in the church
• Think more deeply about some personal steps to take to be a safe presence for a gay neighbor seeking to explore who Jesus is
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