"I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you." Ezekiel 36:26
How to Minister to Gay Friends
Step 1: Begin with Scripture and Prayer
Ask God to help you be led by scripture in Romans 2 that reads,"not knowing that the goodness of the the Lord or the kindness of the Lord brings you to repentance."
Pray for God's unconditional love to be known to them. Have friends pray for them as well.
Pray that God would help guide you through this journey with them. Listen for God's leading for every step.
Step 2: Build Genuine Relationships
Be relational, show a genuine interest in them. Welcome them into your world. Most gay-identified folks are lonely and looking for a friend they can trust. Many have been sexualy and emotionally violated. Keep in confidence personal things shared.
Resist the urge to fix them or force Scripture on them.
Let them do most of the talking. Ask them questions about their lives.
Listen and encourage them.
Step 3: Explore Together Biblical Truths About Spiritual and Relational Brokenness
When the Holy Spirit leads, ask them if they would like to participate in your weekly house church fellowship, Bible Study, or other relational spiritual venue.
Remember, we are not pleasing people but God, "If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ." Gal. 1:10
Keep in mind also, "Love never fails," 1 Cor. 13:8