Elizabeth Evans Hagan, ordained Baptist minister, is minister of the Palisades Community Church in Washington, D.C. She is the author of Birthed: Finding Grace Through Infertility, and the executive director of Our Courageous Kids, a foundation dedicated to orphan care. She is an alumna of the Lewis Center’s Lewis Fellows leadership development program.

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I’ve been a part of several conversations lately with new church attendees and community members where I have been asked the question: “Now, I know…