What is Bridging The Gaps Ministries?
Bridging The Gaps Ministries is a God-Centered ministry designed to come alongside all who have been affected by homosexuality. We realize that homosexuality affects more than just the individual who is attracted sexually to the same gender. Not only is the immediate family affected, it affects their friends and acquaintances.
Bridging The Gaps Ministries is designed and committed to encouraging, educating, and equipping the Body of Christ to address the issue of homosexuality with compassionate truth-telling and with the same grace that has been given us.
Bridging The Gaps Ministries is about elevating the conversation between those who identify themselves as ‘homosexual’ and those identified as followers of Jesus Christ; in order to bridge the ever widening gap between these two groups.
Within the Christian community, Bridging The Gaps Ministries is challenging those who respond to homosexual people with fear and hatred, and we also challenge those who uphold homosexuality as a valid orientation. These two extremes do not convey the fullness of redemption found in Jesus Christ, an unmerited gift that is available to all who commit their life and their sexuality to Him.
What Does Bridging The Gaps Ministries Believe about Homosexuality?
Bridging The Gaps Ministries upholds heterosexuality as God’s creative intent for humanity, and subsequently views homosexual expression as outside of God’s will. We cite homosexual tendencies as one of many conditions that beset fallen humanity. Choosing to resolve these tendencies through homosexual behavior, taking on a homosexual identity, and involvement in a homosexual lifestyle is considered destructive, as it distorts God’s intent for the individual and is therefore sinful.
Instead, Christ offers a healing alternative to those with homosexual tendencies. Bridging The Gaps Ministries upholds redemption for the homosexual person as the process whereby sin’s power is broken, and the individual is freed to know and experience their true identity, as discovered in Christ and His Church. That process includes the freedom to grow into heterosexuality.
Central to this redemption is Bridging The Gaps Ministries’ desire to unite and equip the church to carry out this healing process. We reject the approaches of Christians who respond to homosexual men and women with ignorance and fear, as well as those who uphold homosexuality as a valid, Christ-centered lifestyle. To Bridging The Gaps Ministries, both extremes fail to convey the fullness of redemption found in Christ — He who embodies grace and truth, and invites us to partake of Him. Bridging The Gaps Ministries provides a biblical perspective that is neither condemning nor condoning, but redemptive.