Owning Your Story, Impacting Others

Saturday, 11:00am | Landing

Too often as queer and/or progressive Christians, we often have to defend our existence or our positions, often leading to heated discussion, arguments, and battle lines being drawn between people. What if we were able to shift that? What if it were not about being right or wrong, and instead was about learning how to be more whole? In this workshop presentation, we’ll discuss the science of why debate doesn’t work, how to see the humanity in others even when they can’t see it in us, and how to use one’s personal story, especially as it pertains to our numerous intersecting identities (gender, sexuality, race, etc), as the grounding for impacting others, communities and the world around us.

Kevin Garcia

Kevin Garcia is a writer, speaker, musician, and creative based in Atlanta, GA. He graduated from Christopher Newport University in 2013 with a BM in Music Education, and has been everything from a barista to a corporate office worker to a non-profit professional since then. After coming out in the fall of 2015 as a gay Christian, Kevin has reached thousands of individuals across the globe with his blog, theKevinGarcia.com, his podcast, “A Tiny Revolution,” and through speaking engagements at churches and universities. He’s heavily involved with The Reformation Project’s mission to make the global church more inclusive, is presently a candidate for a Masters of Divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, and an active member of Grace Midtown Church. In addition to LGBTQ advocacy, Kevin’s passions include vocal jazz, tacos, and really horrible dad jokes.


Session ID [79]