Beyond Information: Our Hearts Beat for Relationships 


By Bruno Borges, Men’s Minister and Director of the Institute of Biblical Sexuality 

Two months ago, we announced through this newsletter a new venture of Living Hope Ministries called the Institute of Biblical Sexuality. This new organization will focus primarily on encouraging and equipping the Church and Christ-centered organizations to respond biblically and redemptively to all matters related to sexuality. However, our staff and leadership undeniably believe that as we embark on developing new projects and resources, one truth remains steadfast: journeying with people is far more impactful than any informational seminar, conference, or resource we could ever offer. 

While events and literature undoubtedly provide valuable information and guidance, it’s the relational aspect of our ministry that truly transforms lives. At Living Hope Ministries, we understand that addressing sexual issues goes beyond mere knowledge; it requires compassion, empathy, and genuine connection. 

For 35 years, our commitment to journeying with people stems from a deep-rooted belief in the power of the Gospel and authentic relationships to bring healing and restoration. We recognize that individuals grappling with sexual issues need more than just information—they need a supportive community to walk alongside them through their journey. Hence, in our pursuit of equipping the Church, we remain firmly grounded in the understanding that people are not projects to be fixed or problems to be solved; they are beloved individuals created in the image of God, deserving of love, truth, grace, and respect.  

Our small groups and one-on-one interactions provide a listening ear, a compassionate heart, and the accountability of a praying community. It strives to create a safe space where individuals can share their struggles, doubts, and questions without fear of judgment. We understand that the journey toward healing and wholeness is not easy, but we are committed to walking alongside each person every step of the way. 

As we venture into new territory and expand our outreach efforts, let us never lose sight of the essence of our ministry: journeying with people. This is the heartbeat of all we do. We are excited to share this heartbeat with the Church through the Institute. Though I get the honor to serve as the director of the Institute of Biblical Sexuality, I get the greater honor to continue in my role as the men’s minister with Living Hope, where I see the Gospel at work every day. Our goal and prayer in partnering with the Church is to expand our community where healing, restoration, and transformation abound through a relationship with Jesus and each other amid the sexual brokenness and confusion of our time.

If you are interested in knowing more about the Institute or how your church or group could be served by the Institute, contact us.