Spiritual Companionship with the LGBTQIA+ Community

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Spiritual Companionship with the LGBTQIA+ Community

Develop Cultural Competency, Understand Common Terminology, Explore Stages of Adult Spiritual Development for the LGBTQIA+ Community, Explore the Gifts of LGBTQIA+ Directee's and Companions.


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Rev. Larry J. Morris III


6 hours (total)


Webinar is recorded.

This workshop will bring together various experts to explore spiritual companionship with the LGBTQIA+ community. This webinar is open to all spiritual directors and spiritual companions who are providing or who seek to provide spiritual companionship to the LGBTQIA+ community. 

This 4-week online webinar series, designed for spiritual directors and companions, offers an experiential introduction to spiritual companionship with the LGBTQIA+ community.

You’ll learn about the current context of the LGBTQIA+ community, learn about common terminology, explore models of adult spiritual development for the LGBTQIA+ community, explore the gifts of the LGBTQIA+ community, and realize new ways to accompany clients who may identify as LGBTQIA+.

Our presenter, Rev. Larry J. Morris III, is a spiritual director, and will be joined by other spiritual companions, Joel Kushner, Bradley Leger, and Nicholas Literski, who support the spiritual lives of LGBTQIA+ people.  

This webinar series is an invitation to:

Course Description

Session 1 (October 28, 1 PM Seattle time)

Working Towards Developing Cultural Competency   Session 1:  will focus on developing LGBTQIA+ cultural competency. Larry will be joined by Joel Kushner and they will lead participants through an engaging training and conversation on the skills needed to authentically support the LGBTQIA+ community. Learn about common terminology 

Session 2 (November 4, 1 PM Seattle time)

Stages of Adult Spiritual Development for LGBTQIA+   Session 2: will focus on models of adult spiritual development for LGBTQIA+ people. Larry will be joined by Bradley A. Leger who will provide a framework and model for supporting LGBTQIA+ clients. Participants will explore what clients might experience in each stage and develop a list of curiosities and questions to support the companioning relationship.

Session 3 (November 11, 1 PM Seattle time)

Gifts of the LGBTQIA+ Community Session 3: will focus on the gifts of LGBTQIA+ clients and companions. Larry will be joined by Nicholas Literski and will explore how LGBTQIA+ help us to experience the Divine and community in unique ways.

Session 4 (November 18, 1 PM Seattle time)

Practical Application and Best Practices Session 4: will focus on best practices and practical ways to support LGBTQIA+ clients. Learn how to build a practice that is intentionally inclusive to the LGBTQIA+ community or realize new ways to expand your existing practice to support the LGBTQIA+ community.   


Join us live on Mondays in June (6, 13, 20, 27) from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm EST. Each webinar will be recorded. 


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Rev. Larry J. Morris III

Rev. Larry J. Morris III is a practicing spiritual director, apostle, scholar, and digital marketing professional with experience in branding, public relations, social media, and content creation, having supported nonprofits and social enterprises for over 15 years. He has a BS in Psychology at Alliant International University, an MDiv and MTS from the Claremont School of Theology, and is currently a Ph.D. student at Christian Theological Seminary. He is the founder and apostle of Communion Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Henderson, NV., and his research interests are at the intersections of race, sexuality, and sacred rhetoric. Learn more at www.larryjmorris3.com

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