ABOUT MADE, KNOWN, LOVED
Formed at a time when the overlap of such categories was unthinkable, The Naming Project provides a place where youth of all sexual orientations and gender identities can be safe and affirmed in their identity and faith. Because of that foundational work, other pastors and youth ministers often reach out to leaders of The Naming Project with their questions about LBGTQ-inclusive youth ministry. Made, Known, Loved provides the guidance these leaders have been asking for.
The book first helps congregation leaders and parents examine the values of the congregation and youth group. It focuses on keeping young people, including LGBTQ youth, safe and helping them feel respected and see themselves as beloved children of God. The book also provides a how-to manual for LGBTQ-inclusive youth ministry, sharing the best procedures and practices from the fifteen-plus years of The Naming Project’s ministry, including its ongoing summer camp.
Made, Known, Loved shows congregations how to create a program that affirms LGBTQ youth in their faith and their identity, accepts and welcomes diverse sexual orientations and gender identities, and equips future leaders for the church and the LGBTQ community.
“Practical, compassionate and chock-full of the kind of wisdom that only comes from decades of walking alongside LGBTQ youth on their spiritual journey, Made, Known, Loved is a must-read for every youth pastor!”
Grammy-Award nominated musician
“You’ve been asking God how you can minister effectively to LGBTQ+ youth, and now Ross Murray has written Made, Known, Loved. Funny how God works, isn’t it?”
Host, Yass, Jesus! Podcast
“Made, Known, Loved provides strategies for making youth ministries more welcoming of LGBTQ people—but just as important, it’s a meditation on the radical, transformational love of God. It will change lives, restore hope, and open hearts.”
Jennifer Finney Boylan
Author of She’s Not There and Good Boy
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