MCC Transgender Ministries is pleased to announce the release of our local church focused-ministry program entitled "MCC TRANSFormative Church Ministry Program". This resource is designed for local churches and organizations to enhance ministry to and with transgender and gender-variant people, or to begin a successful ministry from scratch. Featuring our "Local Church Focused Ministry Plan Workbook", this program walks churches through the identification of leaders, the intentional planning of a new or existing ministry, and quarter-by-quarter ministry planning. Also, a variety of tools engaging the topics specific to Transgender and Gender-Variant people, such as educational workshops, year-round liturgies, fundraising tools, and partner organization trainings, enhance ministry efforts and support volunteer and professional leadership.
Get your copy of the MCC TRANSFormative Church Ministry Program for FREE until October 1st!
If you place your order before October 1, we will provide a printed copy of this full resource (approx. 200 pages), as well as a disc of all resources for printing in-house. Your order includes rights to print and edit resources as needed for use in your local community for original MCC Transgender Ministry materials. After October 1, this resource will incur a fee of $25 to cover the cost of printing and shipping only.Learn more about this ministry program, the variety of tools available, how to order your copy, and the benefits for your church by clicking here!
What is MCC Transgender Ministries?
MCC Transgender Ministries (MCCTM), co-lead by Angel Collie and Mel Martinez, supports the ministries and relationships to/with local churches and organizations intent on making a difference for transgender and gender-variant people. Since the ministry's inception in 2005 (originally the MCC Transgender Resource Team), Angel and Mel have coordinated the creation of and distribution of resources, created new organizational partnerships, and offered consult with MCC members and leaders. This year (September 2010) Mel and Angel release their first Ministry Program - MCC's TRANSFormative Church Ministry Program - with endorsements from Human Rights Campaign, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's Welcoming Resources Program, Southerners on New Ground and (in Africa) Gender Dynamix. This program is an ongoing, regularly enhanced program designed to build on current transgender ministry and walk local congregations/organizations through beginning such ministry.
Past efforts of MCC Transgender Ministries include: yearly observance and resources for Transgender Day of Remembrance, facilitation of "Gender Identities and Our Faith "Communities" HRC program, attendees at Gender Odyssey conference, and workshops/affinity groups at General Conferences 2007 & 2010.