Resources For Gay Christians
Gay is Becoming Ok
When some people come out of the closet they are often ostracized by family, friends, and sometimes most disheartening, the church they have loved and attended their entire lives. As time goes on, however, society is becoming more accepting of homosexuality and more and more gay and transgendered people are being accepted into church congregations all over the world.
One group of churches is not only gay accepting, but they were also founded by a group of gay Christians and their supporters. The thing that some people may find most surprising is that the first Metropolitan Community Church was founded in 1968. The first worship service consisted of twelve people in Rev. Troy Perry's living room in Huntington Park, California.
Today there are over 43,000 members in almost 300 congregations in 22 countries. Odds are there is an MCC church fairly close to where you live!
To learn more you can visit the MCC website listed below:
- Metropolitan Community Churches - The Inclusive Church - All are welcome
Metropolitan Community Church is a place for all people. It is our founding belief that all are welcome at the table whether they are gay, lesbian, trangender, bisexual, Straight, Questioning, a member of MCC, a member of another church, or not affil
For those near Indianapolis, Indiana
Since I live in Indianapolis the church I am most familiar with is Life Journey Church (formerly known as Jesus MCC). It is located near Keystone Avenue and 56th Street and is led by the lively and wonderful Rev. Jeff Miner.
Aside from wonderful fellowship and sermons every Sunday, Life Journey also offers bible study, discipleship classes, and various sport, social and support groups. Also if you live too far from the church you can still enjoy webcasts of his sermons which are saved and cataloged on the church website: