"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot
What is Living Out?
Living Out is a Christian ministry seeking to promote a positive, biblically-faithful narrative about same-sex attraction and related issues. Homosexuality and gender identity are huge issues in our churches, communities and culture and we believe that it's right for Christians to engage in a compelling and sensitive way.
Living Out is run by same-sex attracted Christians with the aim of bringing out into the open the questions and dilemmas that gay Christians can often face.
We particularly aim to:
help Christian brothers and sisters who experience same-sex attraction
to stay faithful to Biblical teaching on sexual ethics and flourish at the same time.
There is a website full of helpful resources; the team speaks at churches and conferences; and some Living Out staff have written books, to show how you can be same-sex attracted and thrive as a Christian at the same time.
Help the christian church
understand how they can better help those who experience same-sex attraction to flourish. There are training events for Bible college students and existing church leaders to encourage and equip them to build more biblically faithful and compassionate churches where all are encouraged to be more Christ-like regardless of their sexuality and where homophobia is not tolerated.
help the wider world
hear and understand that there is more than just one viable script for those who are same-sex attracted.
The Living Out team share our stories at public events, on-line and via the media to communicate that many same-sex attracted Christians are both happy in their sexuality and the Bible’s teaching on same-sex sexual relationships.
My role with Living Out
I volunteered for a number of years with Living Out, speaking at events and telling my story in a video for the website. I now work as a part-time staff member with a responsibility for:
- Speaking at events
- Website development
- Writing resources
- Researching trends and responding to issues
- Using social media to engage with people on the issues of sexuality
Read more about what I get up to on a weekly basis on the what I do page.