Continuing Education Classes

Continuing Education Classes September 9, 2013

If you have ever wanted to learn practical steps for building bridges between the LGBT community and the church, now is the time!  If you read Love Is an Orientation and want to know, “Now what?” here is your answer. Whether you are a pastor, a parent, a youth worker, an LGBT individual, a professor, or someone who is simply interested in knowing how to elevate this conversation, this is for you! This Fall, The Marin Foundation will be offering a continuing education course based on our innovative Culture War Curriculum.

The Culture War Curriculum is designed to offer concrete and feasible methods of engagement between divided communities.  You will walk away with a better understanding of the “Other” and ways to connect in peaceful and productive dialogue.

The Marin Foundation’s Culture War Curriculum includes the following sections:

Historical Identity: Politics, Sex, Religion and the LGBT Community

Practical Applications for Building Bridges and Elevating the Conversation between Divided Communities

Faith and Life Acculturation: Discovering an Ideal Existence apart from Mainstream Norms

Our Town to Their Town: Understanding the Art of Biblical Interpretation

Theology of Sex and Sexuality

Scientific Research and Homosexuality: What is it? What does it conclude? How does that impact the divide? and Where do we go from here?

Over the years, this Culture War Curriculum has been taught by The Marin Foundation at a number of LGBT organizations, conservative, faith-based and secular non-profits, government agencies, clinics, high schools, community centers, churches large and small, and Christian and secular universities.

This Fall’s Opportunity for the Course:

October 26 & 27: Two day weekend course (12-6pm on Saturday & 10am-5pm on Sunday).

Registration fee is $75

The class will take place at First Evangelical Free Church of Chicago:

5255 N. Ashland Ave

Chicago, IL 60640


Jason Bilbrey

  Jason serves as our Director of Pastoral Care at The Marin Foundation. He completed his M.A. of Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary and was previously on staff with a multi-ethnic church plant in Los Angeles.
Michael Kimpan

Michael Kimpan serves as our Associate Director. He has a BA in Youth Ministry and Biblical Theology from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL and is currently working on his Masters of Arts in Theology and Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary.  You can check out his blog, The WayWard Follower at


Please contact Melinda to register for the course or for more information: or 773-572-5983

Register soon to guarantee your spot!

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