I was interview by Glynis Ratcliffe for an article in Broadview magazine: When Aaron Bailey, 43, a gay entrepreneur, discovered Highlands Church in Denver, he says it
I recently read a quote on Instagram by an unknown author: “Love cannot be measured by how long you wait, but how well you understand
As progressive faith leaders, many of us know how difficult and rare it is to find a community that shares your values and beliefs in
Every church planter and pastor I’ve met has hundreds of responsibilities on their plate. In our day-to-day stress, it’s easy to lose track of the
Join us in Scottsdale, Arizona for three days of rest and prayer at the Franciscan Renewal Center. This is the perfect event for your entire church plant leadership team. Be renewed in relationship with others as we explore the practice of meditation and our beliefs around prayer as progressive faith leaders.
In 2013, after a decade rejected from the church for being gay, I found a vibrant, welcoming and affirming faith community at Highlands Church in Denver. Being a part of a community that accepted me for who I am changed my life in countless ways and deepened my connection to God and my neighbors. In many ways, it saved my life.
A few months ago, a friend in his 40’s passed away in his sleep. He was someone I’d gone to church with for many years at Forefront Manhattan. I didn’t really know him very well, but the news of his death affected me. When I left weekly services at Manhattan to help start Forefront Brooklyn we only saw each other on occasion, but every time, we smiled, hugged, and took time to genuinely connect.
3 Do’s and 3 Dont’s for all church planters.