Online and in-person events are an important way for us to forge relationships, sharpen our Jesus-centred theology and paradigm, and be formed and equipped together for ministry.

We host a range of events, gatherings, and learning opportunities in various shapes and formats. Check back regularly to stay in the loop. We look forward to seeing you soon!

# Featured Events

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Fall Online Learning Collective

Online Learning Collectives are six week, cohort-based formation experiences featuring facilitated small group learning, weekly spiritual practices, live interaction with thought leaders, one-on-one coaching, interactive online forums, and expert-curated learning resources.

Dates:
October 7 to November 18
Location:
Online

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# Online Learning Collectives

Jesus-centred Leadership Formation is one of our key areas of focus. We’re excited to be offering a series of Online Learning Collectives – six week, cohort-based formation experiences featuring facilitated small group learning, weekly spiritual practices, live interaction with thought leaders, one-on-one coaching, interactive online forums, and curated learning resources.

Who are these for?

Lead/​Senior pastors; leaders of Christian organizations; staff pastors or ministry leaders in multi-staff churches; youth, family, and discipleship pastors; new leaders to ministry; and leaders new to an Anabapt-ish,” Jesus-centred approach to ministry and discipleship.

Featured Online Learning Collectives

Our last Online Learning Collective was focused on preparing pastors for ministry in a post-Christian context. The theme for our current Online Learning Collective is Exploring the Jesus-Centred Way in a Polarized World, including live engagement with Bruxy Cavey, Danielle Strickland, Brad Jersak, Greg Boyd, and other thought leaders from within this movement.

Want to experience an Online Learning Collective?

# Online Interactive Podcasts

These are relational, online learning and equipping hangouts – a safe space for like-minded leaders to wrestle with what Jesus-centred living and leadership means while learning from and engaging interactively with thought and practice leaders from this growing Jesus-centred movement.

In each online gathering, attendees can interact with our featured guest(s) and each other through a live discussion and Q&A time and join smaller break-out rooms to meet others and process the topic together. The content will be challenging and provide some practical equipping ideas that can make a difference in our everyday Jesus-centred life and leadership. 

Featured and upcoming conversations are listed below. Check back often for new additions! All of our online podcasts are posted to our podcast channel.

Have ideas for a podcast? Share em with us at connect@​jesuscollective.​com.

Featured Podcasts

Jesus, Justice, & Racial Reconciliation

Listen in as thoughtful leaders of colour within the Jesus Collective community share this important conversation about white privilege, systemic racism, and reconciliation, with Jesus at the centre. Pastors Shawna Boren (St. Paul, MN) and Hank Johnson (Harrisburg, PA) provide perspective from American communities deeply impacted by the recent chain of events, and Denley McIntosh (Oakville, ON) adds insights from a Canadian context.

Imagining Church after COVID-19

At our recent UNITE | ONLINE event, we created space to imagine what the landscape might be like after the Pandemic, what the church will be known for, and how we can be evolving, preparing, and innovating as we follow Jesus into the significant opportunities that lie ahead. Listen in as Jon Hand hosts this timely and engaging conversation with pastors Mandy Smith and Jeremy Duncan.

# Prayer Gatherings

We’re committed to coming together in prayer on a regular basis – praying for each other, our churches and ministries, our network, and this movement. Together we seek the Spirit’s leading and prioritize our own transformation as leaders.

You can join our weekly online prayer gathering together with other pastors and leaders connected to Jesus Collective.

Our weekly prayer gathering happens Thursdays at 1 pm ET.

Sign up to join in.

# Regional Gatherings

Regional gatherings are an opportunity to learn more about Jesus Collective, cast vision together, meet new like-minded peers, and network relationally with people in your neck of the woods. They are informal, typically one-day events that also feature a focused development session with a thought leader centred on themes and topics of interest to this movement.

We’ve held events in cities in Canada, the US, and the UK. Check back regularly to see an updated listing, and give us a shout if you’d like to request a gathering in your area.

Have ideas? Interested in a gathering in your area? Get in touch.

# Innovation Labs

We host online and in-person innovation labs that bring together like-minded church partners within our network to collaborate around current opportunities and challenges facing our churches and communities. These include focused, facilitated forums, best practice sharing, cross pollination of innovative Kingdom ideas, and mutual equipping and encouragement.

Innovation labs can be one or more sessions online or in person, and are custom designed to meet the needs of the participants.

Sample topics include envisioning the future of the church post COVID-19, ideas for effectively reaching spiritually curious people, being on mission in a post-Christian context, Jesus-centred discipleship frameworks and approaches, and church governance best practices.

If you’re Interested in proposing or joining an innovation lab, we’d love to talk.