Resources for Churches
Transitions has been proven as a valuable resource assisting those making the journey of emigration out of Mormonism. It has been well received by former LDS seekers, and even current Mormons who have not previously thought consciously about alternatives to the LDS Church. This makes Transitions an important tool for churches that want to engage the Mormon community.
This page provides ideas and assistance to churches using Transitions in their small groups. To begin, here are some testimonies of those using the material.
Praise from Pastors and Church Leaders
"This is great material and I gladly support it."
Pastor, Calvary Chapel Wasatch Front
"Transitions addresses an important gap. Most clergy do not have the first-hand experience needed to empathize with people transitioning out of a Mormon worldview. This video series begins with first-hand, empathetic knowledge and invites cultural Mormons into a relationship with Christ. It guides them through their fears and doubts and into vibrant relationships within the historic Christian faith."
James L. Wakefield, PhD
Pastor, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
"Transitions was a blessing that came straight as an answer to our staff's prayers. We have been searching for a relevant resource that could help those who are seeking out a new direction in their faith after leaving the LDS church. This resource has been and will be a big part of helping to answer the questions that many former LDS friends are seeking in life and with their spiritual pursuit of God. With real life stories, hurts and help straight from those that have traveled this path, this resource will be a comfort to those seeking answers to their new transition of faith. We have already had very positive feedback on this series, and I highly recommend it!"
Founding Pastor, One Community Church, South Jordan, Utah
"Transitions is blessing our lives as facilitators/mentors, our local church community, and the four couples we have been walking together with since October on their journey to a Christ-centered and biblically-rooted faith. Two of these friends have asked to be baptized tomorrow. Praises to God in the many blessings He grants us by including us in His good work."
Alpine Church, Layton, Utah
Resources for Using Transitions in Congregations
We have created a variety of materials that will help you use and promote Transitions in your local church. This includes:
Promotions and Marketing Artwork
Click here and here for sample artwork for postcards, and here and here for business cards that can be modified with your church contact information and used in neighborhoods around your church as you draw upon Transitions as a resource and reach your community.
"Using Transitions in Congregations" Seminar
By clicking on this link you will find a collection of documents related to a training seminar we provided for a church, the same kind of training we can provide for you and your small group leaders. This includes a seminar schedule, and a description of large group and small group meetings, as well as a sample schedule for Transitions meetings on your church calendar.
We have produced videos that accompany Transitions. This includes one that addresses important doctrinal and apologetic issues many former Mormons have (below left), as well as one which includes thoughts on creating churches to be more effective in welcoming LDS transitioners (below right).