While contemporary culture tends to group the categories of sexual orientation and gender identity together under the same umbrella, we believe that they are different enough to warrant individual attention. Although overlap exists in the general principles of pastoral care that both require, the implications about the nature of personhood are not the same, the discipleship challenges are not the same, and the actual pastoral care needs are not the same. Revoice provides services that center on helping people who experience same-sex attraction to pursue holy friendships and perhaps Christian marriage, to navigate loneliness and the need for community as a single person, and to withstand temptation in a sexualized culture.
At the same time, we encourage anyone with questions or distress about their gender identity who thinks they would be blessed by a Revoice event or activity to join us—you are welcome here. And we as the Church must work to love these individuals well, addressing their concerns with biblical fidelity and compassion without trivializing their pain.