Grace, Truth, and Engaging the LGBTQ Community.
6-months, Limited to 13 people
$155/month or $900
Six Session Overview
This coaching group will focus on developing and deepening your understanding of people in your local context, how to engage society with Jesus, and helping others to do the same.
1. Studying your local context.
It’s important to be a lifelong student of the Bible and leadership, but what about the society you live in? Whether you minister in a small Midwest town, growing suburb, or a bustling metropolitan area, studying your context is paramount… because your society is always changing. During this first session, we’ll discuss some practical ways to read society, understand your context, keep up with the changing times, and how people change with society.
2. Building bridges with nobodies, somebodies, and everybody in between.
How do we respond when someone we love has a contrasting conviction to ours? For instance, when someone has a loved one “come out” to them, some people change their biblical view of sexual intimacy and others cling so tightly to their convictions that there’s no room in life for their loved one. Both responses are unnecessary and this session will help us know how we can better respond, engage, and help others do the same.
3. Family & student ministry in the context of a changing society.
As society moves further away from Judeo-Christian values, it’s felt the most in our homes. Churches and organizations don’t always know how to relate to and engage the ever-changing landscape of families. What’s the best way to engage a kid or student depending on their age level? While in this session, we’ll discuss the best ways to engage families, understand the dynamics of different families (like same-sex families) in churches, and more.
4. Preaching and teaching on lightening rod issues.
How can you preach on issues that sharply divide the people? Should you ignore what’s happening in society when it comes to sermons or do you tackle it “head on”? Are there some topics that shouldn’t be discussed during a worship service or are they better handled in other settings? During this session, our group will to apply what we’ve discovered to the art of preaching and teaching.
5. Leading your organization to be a “belong before you believe” place.
It’s intimidating to lead a board, staff, and/or ministry volunteers to be more focused on people. So, how can we transition the thinking of those we lead or report to? What does it take to move an organizational culture forward? Is there a way to create a metric to evaluate an organization on these matters? In this session, we will journey through these questions and more together.
6. Confronting our own biases and hang-ups.
In the last session, we’ll talk about the hardest element in this discussion—ourselves. We might not think of ourselves as prejudice or indifferent, but we are. Each of us has insecurities that grab ahold of our pride and focus us on the wrong things. As we close, we’ll spend time on becoming more emotional intelligent and self-aware in an attempt to breakdown our own bias so we can be the leaders God wants us to be.
Caleb Kaltenbach is a pastor and the author of Messy Grace and God of Tomorrow (releasing May 2018). In Messy Grace, he shares his experience (being raised in the LGBT community and trusting Christ) to help others understand that love doesn’t require a shift in biblical beliefs.
He’s a graduate of Ozark Christian College, Talbot School of Theology (Biola University), and received his doctorate from Dallas Theological Seminary.
In addition to speaking at conferences and churches, Caleb has also contributed to or been a guest with the New York Times, Fox and Friends, The Eric Metaxas Show, Christianity Today, Focus on the Family, Family Life Today, Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast, Church Leaders Podcast, Q Podcast, and more.
Caleb and his wife Amy reside in Southern California with their two children.
Who is this for?
Family, student, or children’s leaders
Parachurch ministry leaders
What do I get?
What do I invest?
$155 / month or $900 one-time payment. (USD)
Participation on live video calls for at least 5 of 6 months
Engagement in ‘Slack’ online community, sharing questions, ideas, and goals
Read books or articles Caleb recommends for the sessions