Diverse Church COMMUNITIES
We believe growth in the christian faith happens most effectively in small scale, peer led christian community. Because of this Diverse Church plants one LGBT+ Christian community of at least 100 members each year.
All of our communities are entirely self governing after the first year of set up. This enables them to be best placed to respond quickly and sensitively to the needs of the group and (we hope) will encourage the formation of communities that are indigenous to different church cultures, particularly those with least LGBT+ christian support. We continue to offer informal support to our DC communities, in deed each of the communities commit to offering mutual support to each other.
A community for LGBT+ Christians who are between 18-30 years old in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.
DC:20 is currently being gathered and formed into an active Christian community this year so it’s a great time to join…
A community set up of LGBT+ Christians who are between 18-30 years old in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.
DC19 became a launched peer led community in April 2019 and is not currently taking new members.
A community for LGBT+ Christians who joined when they were 18-30 years old in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. We are happy to try to link you with LGBT+ faith support in your own country if you are from elsewhere.
DC:18 became an independent community in 2018 and are not currently taking new members.
The Gathering (formerly DC30+ or DC+)
A community for LGBT+ Christians who are over the age of 30 in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.
This is a community for the christian parents of LGBT+ people. Due to limits of organisational capacity members must be in or from the UK or Republic of Ireland.
Each DC community agrees:
1. To be run by and for LGBT+ Christians (or in the case of DCP, the Christian Parents of LGBT+ people)
2. To be a confidential on and off line space so members do not need to come out beyond the group to join.
3. To be dedicated to peer to peer pastoral support where individuals can find christian community to process their understanding of LGBT+ Christian identity and find meaningful friendship.