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