Loving God, Loving Each Other

Where Titus 2 Meets Proverbs 31

We will be reading the book Messy Grace by Caleb Kaltenbach and going through the video study and accompanying journal.
Raised by LGBT parents, Caleb Kaltenbach was very familiar with some Christians attitudes toward gays, based on the hatred and bitterness often directed toward his family. It’s not surprising then that as he grew into a young man he wanted very little to do with those who claimed to follow Jesus. As a student, Caleb started attending a Bible study and youth group with the purpose of learning more about Christianity in order to attack it. However, the more he learned about Jesus, the more he wanted to know, which ultimately lead to his conversion. Ironically, Caleb was a Christian teen “coming out” to his gay parents.

In Messy Grace, Caleb chronicles his journey of showing love to his family and the LGBT community, while believing the truths proclaimed in the Bible. He also gives hard-earned advice to Christians seeking to understand the tension of real relationships lived in the balance of love and truth. Includes Reflection and Discussion Questions for individual or group study.

The video study, Messy Grace, combines biblical teaching from Caleb Kaltenbach with stirring testimonies from an author with a transgender sister, a college student who lived a double life, a former lesbian hip-hop artist; now married to a man, and a celibate pastor who’s same-sex attracted. This four-episode series will inspire and empower Christ followers to completely love their LGBT neighbors (and any other neighbor) while remaining committed to Scripture.

Designed to be used with the Small Group DVD study, each participant should have a copy of the Messy Grace Journal to help process the information you hear in the video and apply it to all of your relationships. Includes insightful questions and bible verses for reflection and personal devotion.

Links to the book and journal below:
Please Contact Sarah Hennecke with any questions or help ordering materials


Jul 07 2021


9:30 am - 11:00 am


Farmhouse Conference Room
172 East US Route 22 & 3, Mainville, OH


Sarah Hennecke

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