6.00pm-9.30pm, Saturday June 15.
Hamilton Baptist Church, 108 Lindsay St, Hamilton
Open to all people, this workshop will explore what it means to be transgender, how we might think biblically and theologically about gender identity, and how we can build churches that are inclusive, graceful and supportive of transgender people. We will cover:
Our cultural story
Why is gender identity an issue in our culture?
Jo & Penny’s stories
As we hear Josephine and Penny’s story we will gain insight into what itmeans to be transgender, the challenges transgender people face, the challenges presented to transgender people of faith, and the type of responses that are helpful.
Q and A
An opportunity to ask questions about being transgender.
An opportunity to reflect on your journey with gender and identity. What have been the key influences on the way you think and feel about yourself and those whose gender identity differs from yours?
Jo and Penny will help us think about gender identity and the Christian faith. They will share how they see the Christian tradition forming a framework for a positive appreciation of transgender.
Our new story
In the light of what we have seen in this workshop what might God be calling us to personally and collectively? What new story is emerging?