Sexuality, Gender and the Local Church Seminar

Sexuality, Gender and the Local Church

A guided discussion around issues of sexuality and gender in our culture today and how churches can be communities of both grace and truth.

Saturday, April 21st from 10am to 4pm.

Location:  Gentle Shepherd Community Church – Grey County

Facilitators: Rev. Dr. Ann Gillies and Rev. John Howard

Cost: $30.00 (Includes coffee breaks and lunch provided)

To register click here or call the Church office @ 519-924-3422

Rev. Dr. Ann Gillies

Rev. Dr. Ann GilliesProfessionally Dr. Gillies is trained jointly in counselling psychology and theology.  She has worked primarily in the areas of complex trauma with adults who have been victimized as children through abuse, kidnapping, rape and torture as well as providing marriage and family therapy.

Ann is also an ordained pastor, a chaplain co-ordinator with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team – leading chaplaincy teams into places of disaster and providing training seminars for this team as well as Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Relief and provides debriefing for medical staff returning from war zones.

She is a gifted speaker presenting an extensive range of workshops, seminars and conferences on trauma, marriage and family, attachment and sexuality and is the author of Deep Impact (Integrating Theology & Psychology in the Treatment of Complex Trauma) and Closing the Floodgates (Setting the Record straight about Gender & Sexuality)

Her family life is full as she and her husband Bob have a blended family of six adult children and are proud parents of nine beautiful grandchildren with more on the way!

Rev. John Howard

John HowardJohn came to Christ as a teenager, then heard God's call to become a Pastor.  He was ordained in 1972, served the Lord in 3 churches over 32 years, and now has a counselling ministry.  John has been married to Vicki for 50 years, and has 3 adult children and 9 grandchildren even though he struggled with gender confusion and same-sex attraction since teen years.  Through the power of Jesus and with the help of His people, John now walks secure in his masculinity and with confidence in his identity in Christ.

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