An online community dedicated to the spiritual care, faith formation, and leadership potential of transgender and gender-expansive Christians.
LOOKING FOR A PLACE WHERE YOU
CAN TALK ABOUT YOUR FAITH AND GENDER?
Welcome to a community created by and for transgender people, committed to growing in faith, supporting each other, and healing the world. Whether you identify as a Christian, grew up in Christianity, or are still figuring out your relationship to faith, you’ll find others here to share your journey. We’re fully online and accessible from anywhere. From video-based support groups, to an online Bible study, to a 24-7 chat server, we’ve got a place for you.
We hope that all of what we do makes our full affirmation of trans and gender-expansive people clear, but just in case it needs repeating: Transmission Ministry Collective believes that people of all gender identities and expressions are fully loved by God and should be supported at every level by their Christian siblings. We believe that God made humans co-creators and stewards of creation, and therefore the ways in which trans and gender-expansive people may choose to steward their bodies through medical and/or social transition constitutes faithful action. As an organization, we will always advocate for every individual’s right to self-identify and to choose any processes which bring them into alignment with themselves.
Support Groups – regular virtual meetings with others who share your identities and experiences
Workshops – monthly opportunities to learn more about gender and faith
Discord Server – a 24/7 moderated chat forum for trans and gender-expansive folks
Bible Studies – regular opportunities to deepen your understanding of scripture
Community Hangouts – monthly drop-in virtual gatherings
In addition to our ongoing schedule of programs, we offer special events, holiday gatherings, and short-term groups. To learn more, click here.
WE WANT GENDER-EXPANSIVE CHRISTIANS TO FEEL:
Recent News & Media
Daily Dot on affirming Christian communities
LGBTQ Christians are using Instagram to protest the ex-gay, ex-trans movement
Thank you to the Daily Dot for their recent piece highlighting the work of affirming communities of LGBTI2A+ Christians like TMC and the UNCHANGED Movement, including thoughts from […]
MPR interview with TMC’s Austen Hartke
Minnesota-based collective supports transgender Christians worldwide
Thank you to Cathy Wurzer at Minnesota Public Radio for a great conversation with our Executive Director, Austen Hartke, on his experience as a trans Christian and the history and mission of TMC. […]
NPR on trans Christian leadership
Trans religious leaders say scripture should inspire inclusive congregations
“…it’s part of Jesus’s call to abundant life. It’s not desecration; it’s co-creation. Holy work.”
Our Executive Director, Austen Hartke, recently had the opportunity to share some thoughts with Deena Prichep at […]