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Sexuality and Ministry (81351-C2-R9999)

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Homosexuality, Transgenderism, and Ministry
WHEREAS, the church offers a unique opportunity to give quality guidance and education in the area of gender identification and sexual behavior; and
WHEREAS, the issue of confused gender identity is a significant social issue facing the church and the wider society today; and
WHEREAS, there are some within The United Methodist Church who are struggling with homosexuality, bisexuality, and/or transgenderism and desire help in overcoming such feelings and behaviors;  
Therefore, be it resolved, that the leadership of every annual conference is hereby encouraged to partner with and explore the development of effective resources and institutions for supporting such persons in their efforts to live as biblically faithful Christians.