Radical Welcome Bible Study

Radical Welcome Bible Study

Event details

  • Sunday | February 12, 2023
  • 10:45 am
  • New Joy Lutheran Church
  • 317-896-1402

Radical Welcome
Sunday Morning Bible Study

Sundays after worship at approximately 10:45 am

  • February 12
  • February 19
  • February 26
  • March 5

Last Fall New Joy hosted two conversations with local LGBTQ+ advocates and educators (GLSEN of Central Indiana and Indiana Youth Group), providing members of our congregation with important opportunities to learn. This Spring we are planning a four-week Bible Study and a few experiences to learn from members of the LGBTQ+ community and from members of LGBTQ+ affirming congregations.

Questions? Attend the classes, contact Pastor Chris at pastor@newjoy.org, or call the church office at 317 896-1402.


Bible Study Details:

LGBTQ+ Welcome and the Bible
All Sessions are following worship at approximately 10:45 am

February 12, SESSION 1
We’re Talking About THAT?
Overview of Christianity and Human Sexuality. 
Setting Terms of our Discussion - safety, honor, humility, love for neighbor
Gathering Questions


 February 19, SESSION 2
What it means to welcome “All People”
Review New Joy’s 2002 Mission Wheel and 2015 Mission Statement. 
Read Scripture around Welcome & Hospitality. 
Do we need to get specific, or does “all” truly cover everybody? 
Topics from Session 1’s “Gathering Questions”


 February 26, SESSION 3
But the Bible Says …
Understanding certain Bible passages that (may?) address same-sex sexual activity
Examine certain social norms in Biblical and contemporary contexts
Topics from Session 1’s “Gathering Questions”


 March 5, SESSION 4
Affirming Because of - Not in Spite of - Jesus
Jesus’ call to fully affirm and honor LGBTQ+ people
What it may look like for New Joy
Topics from Session 1’s “Gathering Questions”