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Discipleship for LGBTQ+ Students: Prism

Prism is a discipleship group designed to be a safe place for students who identify as LGBTQ+ and for students processing their gender or sexual identity in some way.  It is a place to share stories, engage with Scripture, and become more like Christ for the sake of the world.

For Prism to be a safe discipleship experience for students who identify as LGBTQ+ and for students processing their gender or sexual identity in some way, it is helpful to clarify what this group is and is not.

What this group is…

  • A space for students to share their stories and experiences.
  • A space to be known, supported, and respected.
  • A space to discuss difficult topics and challenge one another toward Christ-likeness.
  • A space to engage the Bible, especially on the theme of sexuality.
  • A space to encounter authors and speakers with key perspectives related to Christianity and LGBTQ+ topics.
  • A space to help individuals and the Bethel community better navigate how to treat all people with respect while engaging areas of disagreement.

What this group is not…

  • A group that will determine or create a theological statement.
  • A group that will seek to establish, undermine, or change university policy.

Get Involved

If you’re interested in joining Prism contact Pastor Matt Runion @ matthew-runion@bethel.edu.