How we started & where we're growing...
Inspire's first Celebration Service was on Valentines Day of 2010. We met at East/West Lounge, a gay bar in the heart of West Hollywood, CA. We liked the idea of offering something heart-centered and healing for LGBTQs and I figured the fact that we were meeting in the same place cocktails were served could create enough intrigue to get some butts in the seats. It took some time but it worked and we grew and continue to grow today.
Our members represent an array of different religious and philosophical backgrounds. We love to celebrate our diversity and honor the truth which connects all of us.
The foundation of our teachings can be simply stated:
"We are all one. That Oneness is God. God is Love.”
We believe that everyone's inherent nature is Loving and that Spiritual community is a valuable tool we can use to help us remember this truth. We offer classes, workshops and special events all designed to support LGBTQs in loving life. Most of our services are offered for a donation.
In 2014 we launched
Inspire's Spiritual Practitioner Licensing Program
. This program is designed to train and support emerging Spiritual leaders, teachers, and counselors in the LGBTQ community and beyond. Our two-year program is a deeply experiential consciousness-building process which includes specific studies that support participants in deepening their Spiritual practice and also prepares candidates for advanced participation in Spiritual community. We also offer an optional third year Ministerial Ordination program. These are just two of the many exciting opportunities we offer to support you on your spiritual path.
No matter your sexual preference, gender identity, race or religious background you are most welcome at Inspire. We invite you to join us as we continue to celebrate the good life has to offer and the beauty that dwells in each and every one of us.