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November 10, 2021  |  9:00am – 3:00pm
River Valley Church – Crosstown Campus

Sexuality, Gender, and the Church is designed to lean into hard conversations and equip pastors and ministry leaders surrounding gender identity and sexuality. Dr. Preston Sprinkle calls the church to love in a courageous way through open and clear dialogue. We can be confident in our biblical sexual ethic and do a better job of deeply knowing and seeing LGBTQ persons in love.  


Dr. Sprinkle will be covering important points from his new book Embodied: Transgender Identities, the Church, and What the Bible has to Say, such as: 

• What Does it Mean to be Trans*?

• Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria

• Common responses for affirming Transgender/non-binary identities

• What about Intersex?

• What is Gender vs. Sex?


Dr. Sprinkle will also give guidance as we navigate embracing LGBTQ individuals and families into our congregation or organizations while also holding to a Christian sexual ethic.

This will include topics such as:  

• Baptism and Communion

• Volunteering and Leadership

• Is it possible to have a ministry model that is welcoming to LGBTQ? If so, how do you create this ministry model?




Preston is a highly sought-after speaker and teacher. He loves communicating Christian truths with thoughtfulness, honesty and grace. He’s written several books, including Embodied: Transgender Identities, the Church, and What the Bible has to Say, People to Be Loved: Why Homosexuality Is Not Just an Issue, and Living in a Gray World: A Christian Teen’s Guide to Homosexuality; you can view them HERE

Preston also hosts a daily radio show in Boise and a podcast titled Theology in the Raw, where he responds to questions sent in by his faithful listeners. Preston has given talks to thousands of people worldwide on the topic of faith, sexuality, and gender. He and his wife, Chris, and their four children live in Boise, Idaho. Learn more about Preston on his website:



This leader’s training will take place at River Valley Church – Crosstown Campus in Minnetonka.

Address: 10801 Red Circle Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55343

Parking | Visitor parking is located at the church’s main parking lot. Greeters will be there to welcome you!


Transform Minnesota believes that the starting point for understanding human sexuality is to recognize that all people are created in the image of God with gender and with sexual desires.

Anchored to Biblical teaching that God’s intent for full sexual expression is between a married man and woman, we seek to help followers of Jesus live according to God-given boundaries in sexual holiness.

Read our Transform Minnesota Board Adopted Resolution on Beliefs about Human Sexuality.

Regarding marriage, we hold to the Biblical orthodox teaching that marriage is between a man and a woman. (See board resolution).



Additional information about the conference will be released soon!

Who is the speaker?

Dr. Preston Sprinkle of The Center for Faith, Sexuality, and Gender. Learn more about Preston on his website:

I went to The Holy Sexuality Leaders Forum in 2019, is the content the same?

For those of you that were able to attend the Holy Sexuality Leaders Forum with Dr. Sprinkle in 2019, this is a fantastic follow-up with new content and conversations including teaching from Dr. Sprinkle’s new book Embodied: Transgender Identities, the Church and What the Bible Has to Say.  

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?

We highly recommend registering as soon as possible! We anticipate selling out before the conference, so take advantage of our online registration, which opens September 9th at 10:00 am.

Where is the evening forum located?

The evening forum will be held at River Valley Church – Crosstown Campus in Minnetonka.

Will childcare be provided?

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



There will be a VIP access-only Q&A after the event with Dr. Preston Sprinkle.

During this time, sponsors will be able to have direct access to ask all of their questions to Dr. Preston Sprinkle.

There is limited capacity for this VIP-only event. This Q&A will be limited to the first 8 sponsors

If you would like to learn more about how you can become a sponsor for this event and get access to the VIP Q&A, please email Schelli Cronk at 




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November 10
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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River Valley Crosstown Campus
10801 Red Circle Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55343 United States