Hilltop and LGBTQ+ Inclusion

Fall 2021 Discussion groups

As a church that seeks to be All-Welcoming, we believe that each person is created in the image of God and, therefore, has inherent dignity.  What this means for the full-inclusion and affirmation of LGBTQ+ people in the church has been a source of great division.  This fall Hilltop Covenant Church is engaging this very question through a series of discussion groups focused on understanding the identity of our denomination (the Covenant Church), the biblical views for and against the full inclusion of LGBTQ+ people, and the areas of policy we need to consider.  This page exists to provide the resources we are using and those that will aid further consideration.

bible resources

Click on the following to access resources for understanding ways of interpreting Scripture regarding LGBTQ+ issues:

  • Covenant Resource Paper on Human Sexuality and the Marriage Ethic:  Abridged (16 pages)  /  Full (35 pages)
  • List of suggested resources on the Bible, Human Sexuality & the Church
  • Video of Matthew Vines presenting a biblical case for LGBTQ+ inclusion and the affirmation of same-sex marriage (1 hr, 7 min):

coming soon: resources for considering policy