LGBTQ Ministry

You’re in the right place.

At Resurrection, our purpose is to build a Christian community where non-religious and nominally religious people are becoming deeply committed Christians. This means being the kind of place where everyone can feel at home. For our sisters, brothers, and others in the LGBTQ community, we host several gatherings with a variety of goals.

Maybe you’re looking for a small group to help you dive deeper into your faith. Maybe you’re looking for resources to help you better understand, connect with and care for friends and family. Maybe you just want a safe place to learn, share and grow. No matter where you are, we want to meet you there. You’re in the right place.

LGBT Crisis Resources & Support

Church of the Resurrection Counseling Ministries: Our Counseling Ministries work to help connect our church family and community with mental health resources. It is important to note this service is not intended for immediate crisis needs.

The Trevor Project - 1-866-488-7386: The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

Trans Lifeline - 1-(877) 565-8860: Trans Lifeline connects trans people to the community support and resources needed to survive and thrive.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (LGBTQ+) - (800) 273-TALK: The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Q Christian Fellowship Crisis Resources List: Q Christian Fellowship is cultivating radical belonging for LGBTQ+ Christians and allies. This list provides crisis hotline numbers, websites, educational resources and more.

Educational Resources & Organizations for Allies

LGBTQ+ Terminology from Q Christian Fellowship: A glossary of gender and sexuality terms

Relational Guide for Allies from Q Christian Fellowship: This guide is intended to educate, equip, and empower aspiring LGBTQ+ allies to be advocates on behalf of the community.

Words Can Crush - Compassionate Communication with LGBTQ+ Friends from LOVEboldly: This guide is meant to be a trusted partner on your journey to understand the words used by LGBTQ+ people and which words and phrases can unintentionally cause offense.

#AskingForAFriend from LOVEboldly: In this YouTube series, LGBTQ+ Christian panelists answer anonymous questions straight, cis-gendered Christians may be uncomfortable asking.

United Methodist Church & Society - LGBTQ Rights: Learn more about the United Methodist Social Principles and beliefs about the inherent dignity of all persons.

PFLAG: PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies.

Gender Spectrum: Gender Spectrum works to create gender-sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.

Kansas City LGBTQ Organizations & Events

PFLAG KC: PFLAG Kansas City offers help for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQIA) youth, their families, and communities around the topics of sexual orientation and gender identity through support, education, resources, and advocacy.

Kansas City Center for Inclusion: The Kansas City Center for Inclusion is a safe and supportive space for LGBTQIA+ adults and youth. Offering community resources, technology access, and a welcome space for small events and gatherings.

Kansas City Anti-Violence Project: KCAVP is committed to providing domestic violence, sexual assault, and hate crimes advocacy and education to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community.

Kansas City Pride Community Alliance: The mission of the Kansas City P.R.I.D.E. Community Alliance is to provide educational opportunities, support, social activities, and advocacy to enrich the lives of LGBTQ+ people in an inclusive environment for all.
The Kansas City Pride Festival will take place on Saturday, August 21 & Sunday, August 22 at Theis Park. Learn more.

Johnson County Pride: The mission of Johnson County Pride is to support the LGBTQ+ community of Johnson County, Kansas through outreach, education, and celebration. The JoCo Pride in the Park Celebration will take place on Saturday, September 17th from 11am-3pm at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park Lenexa, KS.

Pride Build – Habitat for Humanity (October 2021): Together with LGBTQ+ community members and allies, Pride Build is building an inclusive Kansas City community where every individual and family has the opportunity to obtain and maintain fair and equitable housing.

Sermon Series & Special Presentations

What Would Jesus Say About Diversity & Inclusion?

Rev. Adam Hamilton - January 2020

As part of this sermon series focused on the concerns of young adults in the church, we turn to the gospels to see what Jesus would say about diversity and inclusion.

A Conversation on Human Sexuality

Rev. Adam Hamilton and Dr. Hillary McBride - February 2019

Author/therapist Hillary McBride joins Pastor Adam Hamilton to discuss the science of human sexuality, the importance of attachment, fear of the other, and the impact faith communities have had on LGBTQ persons.

A Church Divided

Rev. Adam Hamilton - February 2019

Pastor Adam discusses the Special Session of the General Conference regarding paragraphs in the UMC Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality.

The Compassion of the LORD

Rev. Adam Hamilton - May 2017

As part of this sermon series focused on human sexuality, Pastor Adam talks about God’s love LGBTQ people, and key biblical ideas for healthy intimate relationships.