NextGen & Inclusiveness Ministries

About NextGen & Inclusiveness Ministries

NextGen and Inclusiveness Ministries works with our Young People's ministries to reach 14-25 year-old young people throughout the Mountain Sky Conference as a guide, mentor, advocate, and educator with and for a United Methodist Church that is fully inclusive of those who are LGBTQIAP+.

Are you, your congregation, youth group, or campus ministry interested in learning more about how to be inclusive to those who are LGBTQIAP+? Please reach out to our Designer of NextGen & Inclusiveness Ministries at to schedule a conversation or group training. Examples of trainings we provide include "Trans 101: Celebrating Gender Diversity in God's Creation" and "Beyond Welcome: Engaging in LGBTQIAP+ Inclusive Ministry."

Upcoming Events:

November 20th @ 6:00pm: Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil Service via Facebook Live

NextGen & Inclusiveness Ministries invites all of us across Mountain Sky to honor those we’ve lost with a Vigil Service on November 20th @ 6:00pm MST. The service will be streamed live on the Mountain Sky Conference Facebook page here. Immediately following the service will be a community Zoom session for transgender individuals looking to be in community space together and to share stories of lament and resilience.

Watch the Vigil Service on November 20th @ 6:00pm MST via the MSC Facebook page

If you are transgender and would like to attend the community session following the service, please register.

Please email Court VonLindern at with any questions regarding these events.


Confused about pronouns? Looking for LGBTQ+ organizations to connect with in your area? Trying to discover more tips and tools to make sure your ministry is inclusive of LGBTQ+ people? Visit our resources page here to continue on your journey!

Reconciling Ministries

Reconciling ministries are ministries who are committed to full inclusion of those who are LGBTQ+. You can learn more about the Reconciling Ministries Network by clicking here. For a list of Reconciling communities throughout the Mountain Sky Conference, click here.

PODCAST: Mountain Sky Prophets

Mountain Sky Prophets is a podcast that is centered on the voices of young people and what they  want out of church and youth ministry. Hosted by Amanda Daniell and Courtney VonLindern. Tune in wherever you get your podcasts!

Listen in here:

Mountain Sky Prophets will return in 2022!

Conference Contact

  Courtney VonLindern (they/them/theirs)
  Designer of NextGen and Inclusiveness Ministries