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Out in Faith

Free To Be

March 24-26, 2023 • St. Paul, MN

Out in Faith brings together a family of believers, hopefuls, and dreamers who want to find belonging. Join us for this 3-day event as a wonderfully created community exploring our stories and celebrating our callings, all while growing together in compassion, hope, and connection.

Learn more about Out in Faith and register to attend!

Featured Guest Speaker

Austen Hartke

Author / Founder & Director
Transmission Ministry Collective

Austen Hartke is the author of Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians, a book on theology and personal narratives originally published by Westminster John Knox Press in 2018, and with a second edition arriving in March, 2023. He is also the founder and director of Transmission Ministry Collective, an online community dedicated to the spiritual care, faith formation, and leadership potential of transgender and gender-expansive Christians. Austen is a graduate of Luther Seminary’s Master of Arts program in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible Studies, and is the winner of the 2014 John Milton Prize in Old Testament Writing from the same institution. His work is published in several anthologies including Violence Against LGBTQ+ Persons: Research, Practice, and Advocacy (Springer, 2020) and Rally: Communal Prayers for Lovers of Jesus and Justice (Fresh Air Books, 2020). As a transgender person of faith, Austen’s greatest passion is helping other trans and gender-expansive people see themselves in scripture.

Saturday Night Out - The Prom

Out In Faith attendees will have the special opportunity to add-on our Saturday Night Out — dinner and a Broadway show! Join us as we support the local arts of Minneapolis-St. Paul, taking place at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre. We’re offering participants a special discounted ticket of $35 which includes the show, the meal, and the transportation! All you have to do is enjoy the show.

About the Show

You’re invited to The Prom, Broadway’s new smash hit and now a major motion picture on Netflix that’s full of sparkle and “Zazz!”

It’s a story of love, acceptance and embracing the person you were meant to be. A troupe of hilarious, self-absorbed and down-on-their-luck Broadway stars shake up a small Indiana town as they rally behind a teen who wants to go to the prom with her girlfriend. Tony-nominated for Best Musical and winner of Best Musical Score, The Prom is about a love that unites them all!


About Chanhassen Dinner Theatre

Founded in 1968 from a dream of bringing “a little bit of Broadway to the Midwest,” Chanhassen has the largest professional dinner theatre complex in the nation, the largest privately-owned restaurant in Minnesota, and we are proud to have served over 12.5 million guests in their fifty year history.

Almost every night of the year, over 300 people come together to bring live theatre to life at Chanhassen. From their talented artistic directors, musicians, actors, chefs and waitstaff — all are motivated to help make lasting memories and celebrate life’s most special moments. 

COVID-19 Protocol

We are looking forward to safely gathering together in Louisville! While currently there are no vaccination or testing mandates issued by the city of Louisville or the state of Kentucky, OutChristian has made the decision to require all attendees to be FULLY VACCINATED (booster optional). We will ask to see your proof of vaccination prior to checking you in on-site at registration.

If you have questions regarding this policy, please reach out to us.


The following is a tentative schedule for Out In Faith. Check back for updates closer to the event!

Friday, March 24

1:00 PM
Registration & Resource Tables Open
3:00 PM
Meet & Greet Social
Come say hi and meet other attendees!
4:00 PM
Opening Gathering
6:00 PM
Dinner Break
9:00 PM
Trivia Night

Saturday, March 25

8:00 AM
Registration & Resource Tables Open
9:30 AM
Main Gathering
11:30 AM
Lunch and Afternoon in Minneapolis
Get to know our host cities a bit more with a special group outing and activities!
3:30 PM
Round Table Gatherings & Group Discussion
6:00 PM
Saturday Night Out
Chanhassen Dinner Theatre – “The Prom”
*Add-On Ticket Req’d*

Sunday, March 26

9:00 AM
Resource Tables Open
10:00 AM
Main Gathering
12:00 PM
Sunday Brunch & Closing
Optional Afternoon in St. Paul
7:00 PM
Optional Evening Activities

Stay For Brunch!

It's the most important meal of the weekend! We're extending this year's Out In Faith with a special brunch immediately following our Sunday morning gathering. And the best part? It's included in your registration! Make sure to plan to join us for this time of fun and community!


DoubleTree by Hilton St. Paul Downtown

Out In Faith will be hosted at the DoubleTree by Hilton St. Paul Downtown. Centrally located downtown, the DoubleTree is steps away from dining, shopping, nightlife, and more! 

OutChristian has booked a special group block for Out In Faith. Book by March 4, 2023 to lock in this discounted rate of $129/night. 

DoubleTree by Hilton St. Paul Downtown
411 Minnesota St
St. Paul, MN 55101 

Can't wait? Neither can we!
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Resource Tables

Are you an organization or company with products, services, or resources for LGBTQ Christians and allies? Book a resource table to connect with our community! Sponsorship opportunities also available.

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