Subtitle: Effective Ministry to Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer, and Questioning Students Among Us
Author: Mark Oestreicher, General Editor
Contributors: Gemma Dunning, Nick Elio, Shelley Donaldson, and Eric Woods
What do I do when a teenager comes out to me? How do I respond in a way that’s helpful rather than creating additional problems?
4 Views on Pastoring LGBTQ Teenagers is a frank and compassionate conversation with four in-the-trenches youth workers who have wrestled with these questions and strengthened their ministries as a result. In fact, it’s out of real-life experience with gay, bi, cisgender, trans, queer, or questioning teens in their own youth groups that these youth workers are able to offer up their approaches—approaches which are then not theoretical at all, but practical and born of relational, everyday ministry.
Will you find all the answers in this book? No. Look elsewhere for theological debate; look elsewhere for pat, one-size-fits-all methodologies. Youth ministry is often messy and complex, but it’s a divine calling to connect every youth with Jesus: straight, gay, bi, cisgender, trans, queer, or questioning.