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Laurence Koo: A Call for the American Church to Welcome Single (LGBTQ) Believers

“I think we can be really strong in our conviction [about sexuality]…but at the same time, that doesn’t mean that in our posture toward the LGBTQ community, we cannot be full of love and grace.”

“Learning also from secular Europe and living there and ministering there, we really need to define sometimes what the truth is that people need to hear when they first encounter us or when they first encounter Jesus…what is true gospel good news to people who are lost and searching?”

“[To young people struggling with their sexuality], first of all, know that you are loved by the Father and that he wants to embrace you, he still embraces you in the middle of all this messiness and confusion. Second, don’t carry this alone.”

“You cannot control what your children are choosing their journey to be, but you can choose to still be their parent and wanting to be in relationship.”

Mentioned in the Show by Laurence Koo

1 Corinthians 7:7
2 Corinthians 12:9
Luke 15

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Jason serves as the Chief Strategy Officer at PastorServe, a ministry committed to strengthening the Church by serving pastors through personal coaching and church consulting. He also hosts FrontStage BackStage, a podcast and YouTube show, that helps pastors embrace healthy, well-balanced leadership as they develop a sustainable rhythm for life and ministry. Prior to joining the PastorServe team, Jason served as Vice President of Ministry Mobilization at Outreach, Inc., and as the Executive Director of the National Back to Church Sunday movement. Additionally, Jason served for nearly two decades in pastoral leadership, primarily as a lead pastor, in several contexts, including church plant re-launch, multisite church, multiethnic urban church, and an established suburban church. His experience as a lead pastor has provided numerous opportunities to coach and mentor pastors across the country. Jason and his beautiful wife, Monica, are the proud parents of six children and live on Anastasia Island, Florida. @jasondaye