Here you’ll find a list of progressive communities of faith in the Ozarks that (1) are fully open and affirming of LGBTQIA+ individuals, (2) committed to the work of anti-racism and social justice, and (3) fully support women as pastors and leaders. I also included some of my favorite books on progressive Christianity, as well as books and articles that focus on LGBTQIA+ equality from a faith-based perspective. This list is always growing; if you have some good suggestions please use the contact page to pass them on!

[What does it mean for churches to be fully open & affirming of LGBTQIA+ people and how is that different from churches that simply say “All are welcome”?]

Other helpful directories for finding affirming churches near you:

1. Open & Affirming Congregations in the Ozarks

2. On Progressive Christianity

3. On LGBTQIA+ Equality and Affirmation