Resources for every step in your journey, a supportive community to walk alongside you
Sanctuary Collective is
How would it feel to have a community of people from around the world who accept you just as you are—no compromise, no hiding?
How would it feel to have resources, inspiration, and encouragement as you uncover and explore how your queerness and your Chrisitanity compliment one another?
Make friends from all over the world, get answers to your questions, transform your faith and your life.
Whether you're just coming out or whether you've been out forever, Sanctuary Collective has a place for you. Questions and doubts welcome.
Come as you are. Really.
Dedicated Discussion App
A dedicated app (Slack) keeps you connected to our growing community. We’ve got dedicated discussion channels for reading the Bible, prayer requests and mental health support, creativity, and more; plus s a general channel for just being in community, getting to know each other, and sharing life together. This is the heartbeat of our community and you will always have trusted and understanding friends and mentors you can turn to share life’s struggles and joys as we grow together.
Resurrecting Faith is part Fr. Shay’s personal story and part activities, ideas, and prompts to guide you moving beyond “deconstruction” so that you can build a faith that fits you and brings you a full and fulfulling life.
An LGBTQ Christian Guide to Self Care
We know that it can be tough if those closest to you don’t fully accept your LGBTQ+ identity—we’ve been there. That’s why we put together this guide to equip and empower you to take care of yourself around friends, family, and/or a church community that isn’t affirming. It’s got video + written lessons, workbooks, printable reminders, journal prompts, guided meditations, and even a Spotify playlist.
Walking Toward Resurrection: A Transgender Passion Narrative
Walking Toward Resurrection looks at the passion of Christ stories through a transgender lens and in doing so reveals a deeper meaning for all Christians, while providing a new framework for understanding the trans experience. You’ll finish inspired to find queerness in other parts of Scripture…
… and you’ll be able to do just that with Claiming Your Spiritual Story, a companion journal that guides you through reflections on the text and helps you begin to identify the threads and touchstones of your own spiritual story.
Christianity & Polyamory
A 4-unit course, with a dedicated discussion channel in our Slack app, on how polyamory fits into a Christian ethic and how polyamory can deepen our understanding of God & faith (and vice verses). There are workbooks, reading assignments, video Q&A sessions, and recordings of group discussions from the live sessions. You’ll brush up on relationship best practices, hear others stories, feel connected, and be supported so that your faith and relationships can enrich one another.
Journey Into The Bible
If you’re wondering how to engage with Scripture without having to check your brain at the door…
If you’ve been away from Bible study for a long time but want to return to it in a setting where your sexuality/gender identity is an asset for reading and not a barrier to be overcome…
If you’re looking for tools to help you engage with the text while also understanding historical and literary contexts…
Journey Into the Bible will equip you with the tools to read the Bible well and in the process unlock a deeper faith.
SPIT & SPIRIT a digital magainze
Our lives are not so easily divisible:
soul & body // sacred & profane // righteous & sinful
The 13 issues of Spit & Spirit seek not just to uncover whether it’s ok to be gay/bi/trans but also to illuminate what LGBTQ+ people have to bring to the table of faith and spirituality. Our lives are complex, complicated, messy even. This is especially true for LGBTQ+ Christians as we seek to sort out the difference between what the spirit tells us and what society tells us — for better or for worse — about our lives, loves, bodies, faith, and humanity.
Issues include PRIDE (SHAME), SEX (BODIES), TRUTH (POWER), COMMUNITY (ISOLATION), and more
There’s so much more to Sanctuary Collective than we could ever capture with words and numbers, but we’ve tried. In addition to everything you see here, we also have pop-up events like monthly video group discussions and spiritual direction coaching, a book club, a space to discuss the week’s podcast, and weekly discussion prompts.
We are also constantly adding new resources to increase the value you receive. But more than “resources,” Sanctuary Collective is about growth, community, and transformation. We’re here to celebrate with you, grieve with you, and support you in building a faith that fits and a life that you love.