Wijdekerk Foundation

Wijdekerk Foundation is an initiative of a group of Christians, themselves LGBT+ people or closely related to LGBT+ people (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and + for another sexual identity or genderidentity). 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 website. We want to do this from our love for Jesus Christ. Together we are Wijdekerk.

Personal stories

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.

Besides that Wijdekerk offers a network on Facebook, Instagram, mail, personal meetings, TableTime, we the parents, and the annual Wijdekerk day.

Show what lives in the church, because together we are wijdekerk!

What's new

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A great moment to give yourself or someone else a great shirt or item from our webshop! And at the same time you support our work, because 20% of the retail price goes to Wijdekerk. Have a look.

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Newsletter

Every two months we publish a newsletter in both Dutch and English. The newsletter is sent by email. Would you like to receive the newsletter in Dutch? Meld je aan.

Would you like to receive our newsletter in English? Sign up.

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Prayerletter

We would like you to join us in prayer. Would you like to receive our prayer letter by email? Or do you have any prayer input for our next letter? Please send us a message at:

info@wijdekerk.nl

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Vervolg documentaire Ik deed aangifte ...

Wij zijn dankbaar dat 4 huidige leerlingen van een reformatorische school de moed hebben gevonden om hun ervaring te delen. In eerste instantie was het de bedoeling dat hun stem een plek zou krijgen in de documentaire ‘Ik deed aangifte tegen de minister van onderwijs’. Dit verliep anders.

Met toestemming deelt Wijdekerk daarom de komende dagen de anonieme brieven van deze 4 leerlingen, om recht te doen aan hen ‘over’ wie er steeds gesproken wordt, in plaats van ‘met’. Hen over wie het ten diepste gaat in het debat van lhbt+ leerlingen in het reformatorische onderwijs: de huidige leerlingen zelf. 


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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.

To the questionnaire .....

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Wij de jongeren

Weet je al dat Wij de jongeren bestaat? Ons team bestaat uit allemaal LHBT+-mensen. LHBT+ staat voor alle variaties in gender, geslacht en liefdesvoorkeur. Past deze beschrijving ook bij jou? Of weet je het (nog) niet? Dan hebben wij iets gaafs voor jou! 

www.wijdekerk.nl/wij-de-jongeren

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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 ...

Read the Dutch artikle on our website or download as pdf. Watch the sermon on Youtube or have a look at the original English transcription.

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Wijdekerk supports you.

Do you support Wijdekerk?

 

or transfer your donation to: 

NL14 BUNQ 2205 8874 83 

Attn Stichting Wijdekerk.

Wijdekerk has the ANBI status of the tax authorities. Gifts are therefore deductible from income tax.

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