Kinship Regional Retreat
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
May 2-5, 2019
by Herb Montgomery
This coming weekend I’ll be speaking for Kinship Region 2’s annual weekend retreat at Rehoboth Beach in Delaware.
Seventh-day Adventist Kinship International (Kinship) is a diverse, multigenerational worldwide community of individuals who are somehow connected to the Adventist community. SDA Kinship is the only organization for current or former Adventists who identify as LGBTIQ+. Kinship is not a change-oriented ministry. Their mission is to provide a safe spiritual & social community to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, & intersex current & former Seventh-day Adventists around the world, their families, & those who support them. Some members still attend Adventist churches and others have moved on in different directions. It is also part of Kinship’s mission to educate church leaders (pastors, teachers, and administrators, etc) to understand the LGBTIQ+ community better and to learn how to create safe spaces. (For more info see: sdakinship.org)
I’ll be speaking on the relevance of Jesus as a first-century, Jewish prophet of the poor from the marginalized region of Galilee and the Christian LGBTIQ+ community today. Many LGBTIQ+ Christians find a wellspring of wisdom within the Jesus stories as they continue to work toward inclusion and equality both in their various faith communities and their wider society.
If you would like more information on Renewed Heart Ministries’ affirmation and support of our LGBTIQ+ family and friends read: