We the young people start
Do you already know that Wij de jongeren (We the young people) exists? Our team consists of all LGBT+ people. LGBT+ stands for all variations in gender, sex and love preference. Does this description also suit you? Or don't you know (yet)? Then we have something cool for you!
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The Bible and homosexuality
A colleague sent me a link to a sermon by Matthew Vines entitled 'The Gay Debate'. That was an eye opener for me!
I discovered a third way: a positive attitude towards gay relationships, especially for learning to understand the Bible even better. Step by step I became convinced that God grants everyone a relationship of love and faith.
I have therefore been recommending the sermon for a while to anyone who has the same struggle. I hope that the document will make many Christians in the Netherlands think. Not because this sermon is the only truth. But for the simple fact that it is not black and white. That there is a third way ...
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Register your church ...
To support LGBT+ Christians by finding a church, we ask churches to show their policy regarding LGBT+ people. Not every LGBT+ person dares to ask fort he policy regarding this topic, when entering the church. On the Wijdekerk map, an LGBT+ person can check this before visiting.
After submission it can take a few days before we have processed it. As soon as we have put you on the map, you will receive a confirmation by email.
Wijdekerk Foundation is an initiative of a group of Christians, themselves LGBT + people (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) or closely related to LGBT + people. We believe everyone should be able to be themselves in his or her church. We have combined our experiences and strengths and share them on this site.
We want to do this from our love for Jesus Christ. Together we are Wijdekerk.
We want to show you on this website how LGBT+ people and those closely related experience their congregation. How does it affect them when they are treated differently for being LGBT+? We call everyone to share their personal stories. We want to create understanding and would like to start an open and respectful discussion.
Churches on the map
Wijdekerk foundation invites all congregations in The Netherlands to be open and transparent regarding their LGBTs policy. We do this by giving churches the opportunity to register and submit their church on the map by filling in a questionnaire. This way LGBT+ people can find out this policy before visiting a church.
Show what lives in the church, because together we are wijdekerk!
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