Focus on scripture that leads people to faithfully live as Jesus calls.

Focus on our anchor, Christ, and how Christ calls us to live and embody grace.

Increase understanding of LGBTQ history through movie nights at your church, including screening a documentary of Stonewall.

Plan Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebrations that educate and create awareness of LGBTQIA+ families.

Organize book studies, including scriptures, from centrist and progressive perspectives.

Invite and learn from LGBTQ people and families and their stories of suffering and resilience.

Increase knowledge about Reconciling Ministries.

Offer educational events and materials about inclusive Christianity and about what health science reveals on the development of sexual identities.

Talk about what true Biblical literalism looks like, and how we cannot (must not) practice it.

Schedule a clergy and a lay person to speak in opposition to the traditional plan on January 5.

Invite youth to speak on the kind of church they are looking for.

Bring in speakers with knowledge about the history and efficacy of resistance.

Prepare announcements and materials for congregations about what is happening in the larger United Methodist Church.

Hold workshops about resistance in Jurisdictions and other settings.

Prepare explanatory teaching materials on why it is important to Resist Harm, a Biblical basis for it, the historic difference resistance has made and how to get involved in this effort. A contextual motivational tool is needed to prepare pastors and lay leadership to ground and determine their actions.

Make sure local churches know how much it will cost to take everyone who has a charge filed on January 1, 2020, to trial.

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