Incarnation is an LGBTQ-inclusive ministry that is also building Christian community through developing a relationship with Jesus as our Lord and Savior, studying the Bible as God’s authority and infallible word, experiencing the Holy Sprit, developing transformative whole life discipleship, and other aspects of the Christian life.
Incarnation believes the body of Christ is incomplete without LGBTQ people, and that LGBTQ people bring an essential perspective to our understanding of God. We are committed to creating protected spaces for LGBTQ Christians to encounter and journey with God. While Incarnation Ministries officially believes that the Bible affirms same-sex relationships and people’s ability to question or transition their gender identity, we also strive to create protected spaces for LGBTQ people who believe the Bible’s call is to remain single & celibate, or to seek a mixed-orientation relationship (as long as both parties enter with “eyes wide open”). Our desire is to intentionally foster inclusive environments where LGBTQ students can find fellowship among peers who love them for who they are and value and respect their experiences and perspectives. We expect all our staff and student leaders to be able to provide the same pastoral care for all students, whether they are straight or LGBTQ.
We at Incarnation are aware that the process of creating inclusive environments is never complete and never easy. We recognize we are going to make a lot of mistakes. We cannot promise students and staff will not be hurt when we do. But we do promise to strive to create a culture where we learn from our mistakes and work towards healing and reconciliation when we do.
Incarnation also wants to be a resource to churches, denominations and Christian organizations wrestling with the LGBTQ inclusion question. Our goal is to share what we are learning with anyone interested in learning. Please do not hesitate to contact us with your thoughts or questions.
Incarnation founder, Max Kuecker, plans to post his research on the biblical case for same-sex relationships to this site. Until then, please consult these excellent resources: Matthew Vines’ God & The Gay Christian, James Brownson’s Bible, Gender, Sexuality, and David Gushee’s Changing Our Mind.