This ministry continues to grow as the needs of the LGBTQIA+ community in southeast Missouri become more evident. CEC hosts programs directly linked to the church, and supports additional events through our open and inclusive environment. Journey and Safe Space Cape are direct components of the CEC's LGBTQIA+ outreach, offering safe, supportive environments for LGBTQIA+ and affirming persons. Journey focuses on supporting individuals as they come to understand their relationship with God as an LGBTQIA+ person. Safe Space Cape is for young persons, elementary through young adulthood. Safe Space offers young people a judgment-free area where they can explore who they are as individuals and express themselves in whatever manner feels right. Other LGBTQIA+ centered groups within the community (like Cape PFLAG) also utilize Red Door space for meetings and special events.