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 Community of Belonging: Sexuality & Gender Beyond Personal Identity

February 22, 2023  |  9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Calvary Lutheran Church

7520 Golden Valley, Golden Valley,  MN  55427

Can we as a church have a new conversation about sexuality and gender? Can we follow the truth of Christ without leaving stragglers to fend for themselves in search of identity and belonging? To discover the truths about sexuality and gender and to heal our communities, we need to rediscover the longings for connection with God and each other that are embedded not just in our souls, but in our very bodies. 

At this one-day conference, topics will cover a span of what sexuality and gender mean in the life of the church, including the theological and communal significance of the body, the flourishing of women in church and society, Christian belonging for singles and sexual minorities, as well as a diverse set of practical workshops by local-leaders on topics like desire, purity, community, and kinship. 

We hope to reimagine and revive the Church’s witness as a healthy and flourishing family that looks increasingly like Jesus!  

Register Now!   

Today through December 31, 2023  $95

January 1, 2024 – February 15, 2024 $109

Bring your team!  Buy 3 Get 1 Free



Dr. Greg Coles|  Senior Research Fellow for The Center for Faith, Sexuality & Gender

Greg is the author of Single, Gay, Christian: A Personal Journey of Faith and Sexual Identity (IVP, 2017) and No Longer Strangers: Finding Belonging in a World of Alienation (IVP, 2021). He holds a PhD in English from Penn State and works as a writer, speaker, and worship leader. His fiction and expository writing have been published by Penguin Random House and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; his academic research on rhetorical theory (how language works in society) has appeared in College English and Rhetorica and in an edited collection from Cambridge University Press. You can find most of his creative activities curated at


Leah Libresco Sargeant|  Author/Freelance Writer/Speaker

Leah is the author of Arriving at Amen and Building the Benedict Option. She is a convert from atheism to Catholicism who has worked as a policy analyst, a data journalist, and a curriculum developer at an organization teaching “defensive driving for your brain.” Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Plough, Comment, First Things, America, and other outlets. She runs Other Feminisms, a substack community focused on the dignity of dependence.

I registered for the event, and now I am unable to attend, can I get a refund?  Can I give my ticket to a co-worker or friend?

For cancellation requests at least thirty (30) calendar days before the registered event, you will receive a FULL refund. NO REFUNDS are available on cancellations less than thirty (30) days before the event.  If you would like your registration transferred to someone else, please contact Becky at

What should I bring?

We encourage you to bring a notebook, pen, and a colleague.

Do I have to register now or can I do it at the door?

You must register in advance.

Will Lunch be provided?
Snacks, coffee & lunch will be provided on both days.  You will be able to let us know of your dietary restrictions at the time of registration.  Please be aware that while we will do our best to provide snacks & meals that are gluten sensitive if you have other allergies, please feel free to bring your food.

Will childcare be provided?

No, unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate childcare for this event.  


If you would like to learn more about how you can become a sponsor for this event, please email Schelli Cronk at


February 22, 2024
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Calvary Lutheran Church
7520 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55427 United States
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