Affirming ministries- core resources

Affirming ministries- core resources 2018-03-28T17:06:33+00:00

Here you’ll find core AUSE resources about the Affirming process; exercises to use in workshops; and some articles and reflections. Just keep scrolling! All of these resources are posted as PDFs or JPGs and will open in a new window. Feel free to use these however you wish but credit AUSE and the original authors, please.

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Core resources from AUSE

These three resources range from very short to quite long, and together they cover the Affirming process: what it is, how it can unfold, and why embark on it in the first place.

Infographic of the Affirming process (2017) in multiple formats. An infographic is a simple visual summary of important information. Here we’ve reduced 100 pages to 2!

Becoming Affirming Flyer (two page intro, 2016).  Use this as a bulletin insert and handout to respond to that perennial question: why become Affirming when we’re already welcoming?


Open Hearts: A guide to the process of becoming Affirming

(For a fast summary, check out the Table of Contents).


Education resources for workshops and coffee time

Exercise: Invisible backpack of cisgendered and heterosexual privilege (PDF)

Activity:  Coming Out Stars (Understanding the Impact of Oppression on LGBT People)

SKIT – It’s a (St. Andrews) Kind Of Church

SKIT – The Baptism



 Hillhurst United Church’s Affirming Process