This course is for individuals, groups, and congregational teams who want to take their knowledge and skills to the next level in terms of trans identity and how to create congregations that are fully inclusive and affirming of the full breadth of gender diversity.
Over six sessions you will deeply explore the intersection of trans identity, spirituality, and faith community, and gain the grounding, context, and skills to transform yourself and your congregation.
Who should take this course?
This course is designed for people and groups within generally LGBTQ-welcoming congregations. It was developed with Unitarian Universalists in mind, but it is applicable to other faith communities and contexts as well.
This course is for everyone from novices on trans identity to those with decades of life experience. Rather than simply offering a “trans 101,” this class pushes participants to the next level of congregational welcome, relationship-building, and skills-building. It counters mainstream narratives about who trans people are; supports understanding of non-binary identities (such as genderqueer, agender, and two spirit); and employs a deeply intersectional approach. Congregational teams are particularly encouraged to participate.
How much does it cost?
The course costs $125 for individuals, or a sliding scale of $400-$800 for groups or congregations. We strongly encourage participation by congregational teams. If you purchase the course as a congregation, you'll receive a unique coupon code so that your entire congregation gets lifetime access the course.
The course is composed of six sessions, each of which includes a 45- to 60-minute lecture by Rev. Mykal Slack and Zr. Alex Kapitan, reflection questions, and resources that take the conversation deeper. The lectures are pre-recorded so that you can view them at any time that is convenient to you. In addition, Mykal and Alex hold regular live video chats for all those who are taking the course or have taken the course in the past.
Have questions? See below for answers to frequently asked questions. Have more questions? Contact us!
Mykal and Alex are co-leaders of the Transforming Hearts Collective and have years of experience helping congregations and other faith groups develop anti-oppressive frameworks for church life, fully affirm and celebrate people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and foster community life practices that embody radical welcome and connection. Read full bios.