Faithful Transforming Congregations Leader Offers Gospel Response To Abominable Homofest At UM Conference Center
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 12, 2005
CONTACT: Rev. Karen Booth
Office phone: 302-945-9650
United Methodist Ex-Gay Group Schedules Event at Lake Junaluska
Millsboro, DE – Transforming Congregations, a ministry network that promotes traditional teaching about sexuality, will hold a Prayer Breakfast on September 1 at Lake Junaluska. “Love Beyond Words: Getting from Talk to Ministry in the Struggle Over Sexuality” will feature presentations by men and women who have found freedom from homosexuality and transgender confusion and ministry leaders who will encourage local churches to get involved.
“Evangelical Christians must commit to doing ministry,” said Rev. Karen Booth, Executive Director of Transforming Congregations. “We need to learn how to reach out to those involved in sexual sin with a message of hope, forgiveness and freedom. And we need to pledge to walk with them on their journey to healing and purity.”
Later that weekend, Junaluska will also host “Hearts on Fire,” a pro-gay conference that has caused heated controversy in the local area and across The United Methodist Church. Some critics have urged boycotting the camp, withholding funds for its operating budget or staging demonstrations outside the main gates. “Our event isn’t about protesting Junaluska’s decision or debating whether it was right or wrong,” Rev. Booth said. “Instead, it’s an opportunity for those concerned to respond in a positive and pro-active way.”
Speakers for the Prayer Breakfast include:
Seating for the 8:30 AM breakfast is limited and we ask that only 1-2 people from each local church attend. Reservations can be made by phone (302-945-9650), email (email@example.com) or on the Transforming Congregations website www.transformingcong.org
Since its start in California in 1988, Transforming Congregations has grown to an international, ecumenical network of 1500 individuals, churches and ministries. The national ministry educates and equips local congregations to effectively minister to those with unwanted homosexuality and gender confusion. Transforming Congregations is an approved extension ministry of the Peninsula-Delaware Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church and a member ministry of Exodus International, the largest evangelical network of former homosexuals in the world.
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