The 2019 North Star Conference is an invaluable resource for individuals who experience same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria and wish to live a Christ-centered life full of peace and joy. Listen to keynote addresses and dozens of breakout sessions featuring church leaders, scholars, therapists, and entertainers from the Christian community.

You will hear firsthand accounts of individuals and families as they navigate the complex journey of reconciling faith with sexual orientation and gender identity. Family members and church leaders who seek to create an environment of love and understanding will benefit from sessions designed specifically for those providing support to loved ones and those within their stewardship.

The 2019 North Star Conference is an invaluable resource for individuals who experience same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria and wish to live a Christ-centered life full of peace and joy. Listen to keynote addresses and dozens of breakout sessions featuring church leaders, scholars, therapists, and entertainers from the Christian community.

You will hear firsthand accounts of individuals and families as they navigate the complex journey of reconciling faith with sexual orientation and gender identity. Family members and church leaders who seek to create an environment of love and understanding will benefit from sessions designed specifically for those providing support to loved ones and those within their stewardship.

CONFERENCE BREAKOUTS

Breakout sessions will cover a variety of topics relevant to each of the following demographic groups as well as a general audience:

  • SSA/Gay Men
  • SSA/Gay Women
  • Transgender
  • Spouses/Couples
  • Parents, Family, and Friends
  • Youth
  • Church Leaders

Each session is focused on providing tools and resources that enable individuals to cultivate inner peace, support loved ones, and live an authentic, Christ-centered life. Registered conference attendees are welcome to attend any session.

A sample of 2019 breakout session topics:

  • Having hope in my identity as a child of God
  • The healing power of mindfulness
  • Finding hope in God – even when it’s hard
  • Single, gay, and hopeful
  • Being the parent your child needs
  • The how to’s of boundaries in marriage
  • Suicide prevention training
  • Finding a balance of mental and spiritual health as a same-sex attracted woman
  • Increasing self-awareness: how to respond to my attractions in a healthy way
  • Letting others in: getting the support you need from others in regards to your gender dysphoria
  • Building brotherhood
  • Led by the Spirit: how I found my way back to the church

The purpose of the annual North Star Conference is fourfold:

Create a Safe Place

Create a safe and respectful place for all people to discuss experiences and perspectives on same-sex attraction and gender-identity issues within the framework of the established doctrines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Promote Love

Promote Christ-like love and unity within our communities by listening and sharing one with another.

Learn Tools

Learn spiritual and practical tools that enable individuals to cultivate inner peace and gain an increased ability to live an authentic, gospel-centered life.

Empower Individuals

Empower individuals to participate in furthering the Lord’s work. We affirm that Jesus Christ alone has the power to heal, strengthen, and enable individuals to find eternal peace through living His gospel.