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Sanctuary Collective is an international community of LGBTQ Christians and supporters to support and encourage you in faith and life — questions and doubts welcome

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? To have resources, inspiration, and encouragement as you work out reconciling your faith and how sexual and gender diversity align and compliment a Christian worldview?

Sanctuary Collective is Queer Theology’s online community and you’re invited to join.

Here’s what you’ll find inside:

Sanctuary Collective Community+

  • Online community where you can connect with Christians, seekers, and skeptics to chat, discuss your faith journey, share your joys, troubleshoot your problems, and seek ways to authentically live out your faith, sexuality, and gender
  • Weekly discussion questions to prompt you to think deeper, bigger, and sometimes sillier
  • Book club where every other month we’ll read a new book together, alternating between non-fiction theological books and fiction books to excite and inspire you
  • Webinar archive: on-demand access to a growing number of webinars on diverse topics
  • Access to Reading Queerly, 6 units, 15+ videos, reflection questions, downloadable workbooks and resources, and a dedicated channel in the Sanctuary Collective community for discussion
  • Subscription to Spit & Spirita digital magazine wrestling with the reality of faith. Topics include SIN (GRACE), SEX (BODIES), and PRIDE (SHAME). A new issue is available each month
  • An LGBTQ Christian Guide to Self Care with 6 chapters plus 4 videos and a toolkit full of journal prompts, guided meditation and prayer, music, and reading lists
  • Walking Toward Resurrection, a transgender passion narrative
  • Resurrecting Faith, reflections & instructions on leaving a theology of death and creating a faith that gives you life

Join now for $12/month

 

Sanctuary Collective Community

  • Online community where you can connect with Christians, seekers, and skeptics to chat, discuss your faith journey, share your joys, troubleshoot your problems, and seek ways to authentically live out your faith, sexuality, and gender.
  • Weekly discussion questions to prompt you to think deeper, bigger, and sometimes sillier
  • Book club where other month we’ll read a new book together, alternating between non-fiction theological books and fiction books to excite and inspire you
  • Webinar archive: on-demand access to a growing number of webinars on diverse topics

Join now for $4.50/month


Sanctuary Collective is full of folks who are tender, hard thinkers, ready to do life together while we sort through theology. Finally I’m finding theologies that fit my life, because they come from lives like mine, and it’s becoming what I always hoped faith could be: a conversation.
Emmett Jean

Sanctuary Collective has been a place where I can explore deeply without ever having to apologize for my either my queerness or my Christianity or even for my doubts. My whole self is welcome.
Mandie, Illinois

As I explored my transition from female to male, I grew distant from my faith. I came to Sanctuary Collective after I transitioned to regain that connection between spirituality and my transness.
Brandon, Texas

Webinars Archive

All Sanctuary Collective members get access to our webinars archive.

 

Sanctuary Collective Community+ Exclusives

In addition to the online community and webinars archive, Community+ members get access to our growing library of premium resources.

An LGBTQ Christian Guide to Self-Care

What is self-care and why do we need it? As LGBTQ people and as Christians, we often receive well-intentioned but ultimately hurtful messages about how we’re supposed to interact with those who don’t recognize the rightness of being LGBTQ. It can be extra hurtful when those people are our family or close friends. An LGBTQ Christian Guide to Self-Care makes the Christian case for self-care and provides actionable tactics to love yourself, and ultimately love those around you—even those who disagree with you—more fully.

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Walking Toward Resurrection

When Fr. Shay was in seminary he was struggling to find meaning in my faith. Then an assignment on the Doubting Thomas narrative changed everything. He saw myself in the Gospel story for the first time and it made him excited about how my queer and transgender experience might deepen Bible reading for me instead of be a detriment. The Transgender Passion Narrative saved his faith.

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Resurrecting Faith

After Fr. Shay left the church of his childhood, we was adrift. Alone. Confused. Still believing in Jesus, and still a Christian, he didn’t know how to build a faith that was both life giving and healthy. There were no roadmaps. No signs pointing the way.

He did the hard work and put his faith back together. Then he wrote Resurrecting Faith so you’d have a guidebook in your journey.

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Reading Queerly

6 units, with 20 lessons, 15+ videos, reflection questions, downloadable workbooks and resources. A dedicated discussion channel in the Sanctuary Collective community to talk with instructors and other students.

Join Sanctuary Collective to get instant access to Reading Queerly


I wanted to return to a Bible that inspired me, challenged me, and brought me peace—Reading Queerly helped me do that. I found me in the scriptures. I found a call to live my innermost truth out loud. I found the stories of people in the Bible who were a lot like me: sometimes scared; sometimes weary; and looking for a way to be true to their heart and to walking with God. I see the scripture in new ways and continue to read and see the treasures I missed for years.
Jane Brazell

Unit One

Genealogy & Inclusion

Most people skip over the genealogies in the Bible, but in this lesson we dive right in and go deep. What does Jesus’ genealogy have to teach queer and trans people about our lives and families?

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Unit Two

Purity & Disgust

In this lesson we take a look at several healing stories and dig into a primer on the work of Richard Beck, a psychologist who talks about disgust. We also look at the life of Fr. Mychal Judge.

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Unit Three

Empire

This lesson is all about Jesus’ temptations in the wilderness. What can we learn from these temptations and how are they still in play in our lives today?

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Unit Four

Coming Out

Coming out can be one of the most monumental moments in the life of a queer or trans person. In this lesson we talk about Jesus’ coming out moment and how it applies to our lives today.

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Unit Five

Crucifixion & Resurrection

What do we, as queer and trans people, do with the crucifixion? In this lesson we talk about the importance of bodies, the process of dying, and what it means to be a people of the resurrection.

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Unit Six

Life After Resurrection

Where do we go from here? When our life has fallen apart and come back together again, what are the next steps? This lesson is all about what comes next.

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Spit & Spirit

A subscription to Spit & Spirit is included in the Sanctuary Collective Community+ membership. If you prefer, you can buy issues individually.

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Spit & Spirit is like a warm blanket, a kiss from a lover, a hug from a friend, and a shove off the plank into a sea of gratitude. It broadens the definitions and labels we place on ourselves in the queer community and I am so glad it exists.
Billy Flood