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

The Sexuality, Gender, and the Church conference with Dr. Preston Sprinkle is SOLD OUT! Each attendee will be required to have an individual ticket to access the building. 

Sexuality, Gender and the Church is a leader’s conference designed to help pastors engage questions of gender and sexuality from a biblical perspective. The conference will offer practical guidance for churches and ministries as they seek to be inclusive to the LGBTQ community while being faithful to a biblical sexual ethic. We will look at cultural trajectories, current and future trends, and suggest what new issues surrounding identity and sexuality the Church should be prepared to encounter.

The Sexuality, Gender and the Church conference is anchored in historic Christian teachings that view sex and gender as beautiful attributes designed by God.

There will be 3 sections to the conference and time for Q&A.

How the Church can be Inclusive While Being Faithful to a Biblical Sexual Ethic

In this session, Dr. Preston will help church leaders think clearly, consistently, and biblically about policies regarding membership, baptism, communion, service, and leadership for LGBTQ people. How can the church be inclusive while remaining faithful to a biblical sexual ethic? And, how are these policies and practices consistently applied to other areas like divorce, re-marriage, and cohabitation before marriage?

Transgender Identities and the Church

Dr. Sprinkle will equip us to engage with the transgender community with love and compassion while staying rooted in a biblical theology of gender and sexuality.

Millions of gay and trans* people have grown up in our churches, and many of them have left due to shame, ridicule, and dehumanization. “I’ve never met a Christian who was kind to me,” From Embodied; Transgender Identities, The Church and What the Bible Has to Say


We will discuss complex questions and practical applications:

· Is it possible for someone’s gender to be different from their biological sex?

· Are the Gender Affirmative Model and Conversion Therapy the only options for someone who is transgender?

· Should Christians use someone’s preferred gender pronouns?

The Future of Sexuality

Society is rapidly defining gender, sexuality, and marriage in opposition to the biblical design that God intended. It is critical that we continue to promote a Christian vision for sexuality as the best option in a relevant way. Drawing from years of dialogue and cultural observation in the field of human sexuality, Dr. Sprinkle will discuss what he believes will be likely trends and issues and suggest ways to anchor our teaching in Biblical truth.




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, 2021
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