Good Design: A Summit on God, Sexuality and Gender

Sunday 02.26.2023
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Keslinger Campus | Keslinger Campus

Good Design: A Summit on God, Sexuality and Gender, is an equipping event for Chapelstreet families. Our purpose for hosting this event is two-fold. First, we want our church family to leave with a clearer understanding of what the Bible teaches about sexuality and gender. Second, we want people to leave with a better vision and strategy for lovingly and effectively engaging their friends and neighbors on these topics. This event will be held at our Keslinger Campus.

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Meet the Speakers:

Rachel Gilson

Rachel works for Cru on the leadership team for theological development and culture. She has a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Rachel is the author of Born Again This Way: Coming Out, Coming to Faith, and What Comes Next, and her writing has been featured in Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, and Desiring God, among other places.

Rebecca McLaughlin

Rebecca holds a Ph.D. in English literature from Cambridge and a theology degree from Oak Hill College in London. She is author of several books including The Secular Creed, 10 Questions Every Teen Should Ask (and Answer) about Christianity, Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World’s Largest Religion, and Jesus Through the Eyes of Women: How the First Female Disciples Help Us Know and Love the Lord. Rebecca is also the co-founder of Vocable Communications. Vocable is a speech-focused, data-driven communications firm dedicated to helping leaders deliver messages that change minds.

Preston Sprinkle

Dr. Preston Sprinkle is a biblical scholar, speaker, podcaster, a New York Times bestselling author, and is the co-founder and president of The Center for Faith, Sexuality & Gender. He earned a Ph.D. in New Testament from Aberdeen University in Scotland and has written a dozen books including Nonviolence, Scandalous Grace, People to Be Loved, Living in a Gray World, and Embodied. Preston also hosts a popular bi-weekly podcast titled Theology in the Raw, where he engages in honest conversations with interesting people.

Mark Yarhouse

Mark Yarhouse, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist who specializes in conflicts tied to religious identity and sexual and gender identity. He assists people who are navigating the complex relationship between their sexual or gender identity and Christian faith. He is the Dr. Arthur P. and Mrs. Jean May Rech Chair in Psychology at Wheaton College, where he runs the Sexual and Gender Identity (SGI) Institute. He has published over 80 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and is author or co-author of several books, including Understanding Sexual Identity: a Resource for Youth Ministers and Understanding Gender Dysphoria: Navigating Transgender Issues in a Changing Culture. His most recent books are Sexual Identity & Faith and Costly Obedience: Listening to and Learning from Celibate Gay Christians.


Join us for our regularly scheduled worship services on Saturday, February 25 at 5PM (moved to Keslinger Campus) or at any of our campuses on Sunday, February 26 to hear from Rachel Gilson who will share her personal testimony about her journey with God, Sexuality and the Bible.

1:00 PM – Session 1: Rebecca McLaughlin – What does the Bible teach about Sexuality?

2:30 PM  – Session 2: Mark Yarhouse – What does the Bible teach about Gender and Gender Identity?*

4:00 PM –  Session 3: Preston Sprinkle- How do I love my LGTBQ+ neighbor? & Panel Q&A

*Session 2 will also include a breakout Q&A session for middle school and high school students with Rachel Gilson and Rebecca McLaughlin.


1. Where can I learn more about the speakers?

Click on their names above to learn more and visit their websites.

2. What is the appropriate minimum age for this event?

The content of Good Design is intended for high school students and older. Middle school students are welcome to attend with their parents, at their parent’s discretion. We invite all parents to make an informed decision by spending some time visiting our speakers’ websites to learn more about their content.

3. What are the options for my student to participate?

Click this link for 3 suggested pathways for students.

4. Will there be childcare for my younger children?

Childcare will not be provided for this event.

5. Where can I register for this event?

Click this link to register.

6. I have more questions. Who can I ask?

Reach out to Jon Bechtle, Executive Pastor, at


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