Ministry Training April 18, 2024

A Biblical Perspective on Gender Identity - Dr. Mark Yarhouse

Thank you for attending to hear Dr. Mark Yarhouse address the current biblical, sociological, and psychological dynamics related to those in our communities who identify as LGBTQ+ or are struggling with various aspects of sexual identity. 

Relying upon extensive research, biblical knowledge, and clinical experience, Dr. Yarhouse helped identify the various psychological and spiritual perspectives involved when ministering to this population.  The goal of this presentation was to equip pastors and lay-ministers with biblically and psychologically informed knowledge, tools, and language necessary to engage with sexually diverse members of our communities meaningfully and compassionately. 


Dr. Mark Yarhouse

Dr. Mark A. Yarhouse, is a professor of Psychology at Wheaton College, where he directs the (Director of) Sexual and Gender Identity (SGI) Institute. He specializes in conflicts tied to religious identity and sexual and gender identity.

He is currently the Chair of the task force on LGBTQ+ issues for Division 36 (Psychology of Religion and Spirituality) of the American Psychological Association. He was also invited to write the featured white paper on sexual identity for the Christ on Campus Initiative edited by Don A. Carson for The Gospel Coalition.

Dr. Yarhouse has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and is author or co-author of several books, including Understanding Sexual Identity: A Resource for Youth Ministers and Understanding Gender Dysphoria: Navigating Transgender Issues in a Changing Culture. His most recent books are Costly Obedience: Listening to and Learning from Celibate Gay Christians, When Children Come Out, and Talking to Kids about Gender Identity.

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