ONA Webinars

The ONA Coalition’s webinar series is designed both for Open and Affirming congregations, and for churches taking their first steps towards an ONA covenant. We’re providing four webinars in spring 2018, and will add three new webinars in the fall. Dates and a link to the registration page for each webinar are provided below. All webinars are on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Eastern, 6 p.m. Central, 5 p.m. Mountain, 4 p.m. Pacific and 1 p.m. Hawai’ian, and run for about 90 minutes. The webinar includes time for questions and conversation. We offer discounts when more than three participants participate at one computer, so consider gathering a group  and projecting the webinar on a screen. Contact Andy Lang at ed@openandaffirming.org for more information!

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ONA 101

For congregations that are not yet ONA, this workshop will help you design an ONA process that builds consensus and reduces the risk of conflict. Based on the principle of "graceful engagement," a well-planned ONA process can help a congregation deepen relationships and discover new passion for the Gospel. Led by Coalition executive director Andy Lang.
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June 12

ONA and the BIBLE

Just seven verses in the Bible are sometimes an obstacle for congregations on their journey towards an Open and Affirming covenant. But there are more than 31,000 verses in the Bible! What does the Bible teach about our relationships with God and each other? And how should you respond when members of your church have questions about the seven verses often used to condemn same-sex relationships? Led by Coalition executive director Andy Lang.
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May 22
June 26

ONA 201

ONA churches can grow in spirit and numbers—but only if they are visible and active in their communities. This workshop shares best practices for ONA evangelism, advocacy and church growth. Experience shows that congregations that "come out" into their communities can break a cycle of spiritual and numerical decline. Led by Coalition executive director Andy Lang.
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June 5

TRANS FAMILY

Families with children who fall outside of the binary gender spectrum are struggling. Many of them hide, afraid that their child or their entire family will be bullied if the world finds out. Too many families find that their faith communities, extended family, or friends reject them. This webinar will offer some practices and ideas to help churches re-examine their youth ministries and policies, and expand on some methods congregations can adopt to support families while maintaining confidentiality. It will also provide information on how to support parents and help them adjust when their family dynamic changes.
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May 29
July 10 

TRANS 101

Coming in the fall!

TRANS 201

Coming in the fall!

1-TO-1 CONVERSATIONS ABOUT ONA

Coming in the fall!