What are groups like?

Generally, groups begin with a round of short introductions, and then the group leader will bring up that day’s Big Discussion Question. These questions have to do with your experience with gender, faith, identity, tradition, and more. Finally, we close by going around the group and sharing the highs and lows we’re experiencing in our lives right now. You can join the groups via video chat, via audio chat, or even just through the text chat function—whatever fits your comfort level. TMC uses Zoom’s auto-transcription feature to provide closed captions for all our meetings.

Support Group Descriptions and Times

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General Support Group

A space to connect with other gender-expansive Christians, build community and grow in your faith and gender identity. All trans and gender-expansive folks are welcome, including those who are questioning or exploring their gender!

Every Tuesday at 11am PT / 2pm ET / 6pm UTC and Every Thursday at 6pm PT / 9pm ET / 1am UTC (Day +1)

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TPOC Support Group

As trans Christian people of color there are unique challenges and joys that come with living at these intersections. If you’re looking for a place for solidarity, rejoicing, healing, and processing, we’re here for you.

Twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Sundays at 3pm Pacific Time/6pm Eastern Time/10pm UTC.

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Trans People in Ministry Support Group

Whether you’re a trans person working in ministry, someone who’s retired or between calls, or you're currently in seminary or divinity school, this is a space for you to process the experience of being a gender-diverse person following a call to Christian leadership.

Every first Tuesday of the month at 6pm Pacific Time/9pm Eastern Time/1am Weds UTC.

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Transgenerations Support Group

This group is not specifically limited by age, but focuses on experiences common to trans people in middle and elder stages of life, including marriage, children, and retirement.

Twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 5pm Pacific Time/8pm Eastern Time/12am Weds UTC.

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Gender Exploration Sessions

Are you ready to explore your gender and the way it connects to all the other parts of you? You’re invited to this 4 week journey alongside other folks with similar questions!

Dates for next round of sessions to be announced.

Be sure to select which Support Group(s) you are signing up for in the form below. After you sign up here, you’ll receive a link to the Zoom meeting room in your email about 8 hours before the group. And no need to sign up more than once–one sign-up works for every meeting! You can always check out the TMC events calendar for exact dates of upcoming groups.

Note: By selecting the Gender Exploration Session Notifications box below you are signing up to receive a notification about the next Session date.

A few things to know before signing up

  • Our groups are specifically for people who identify as transgender, nonbinary, genderqueer, as people of transgender experience, or those who are otherwise gender-expansive. We love our cisgender allies, but this is a space specifically for those of us who have often not been allowed in other faith-based support groups. The one exception to this is our Gender Exploration Group, which has no specific identity requirements—if you’re exploring your gender and think you might fall outside of the “cis box,” you’re invited!

  • Our groups are only open to people age 18 and up. It’s not that we don’t want you with us, teens! It’s just that there are much better groups for you over at Beloved Arise, at Affirming Youth Ministries, and at Gender Spectrum. Head on over there and check out the faith programming available!

  • Our groups are not a therapy substitute. TMC group leaders are not mental health professionals, and the purpose of this group is to build community and provide a space for sharing and support.

By filling out this form you are agreeing to abide by our TMC Community Rules, which you can find and read here. If you have any questions about the rules, feel free to email Micah Melody, TMC’s Program Coordinator, at micahmelody@transmissionministry.com.

Confidentiality Notice: TMC Groups are semi-confidential. This means we will not share anything said during groups with the broader TMC community, or with anyone outside TMC, without your permission. However, TMC leaders may share important information with others in leadership in order to best support our community. TMC does not participate in non-consensual active rescue, which means we will not call emergency services unless someone directly asks us to, or we believe there is a credible threat to a third party.

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