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Monday, January 15, 2024

War, what is it good for?

I am drawn to the actions of Jesus who responded to the violence of an occupying super power, not with violence or rage, but with forgiveness and an invitation to be healed.”


These are relational online learning and equipping hangouts 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.

Check out our featured podcast as well as past episodes below.

Unite Series 01: How Can a Church Centered on Jesus Surrender Power in a World Obsessed With Control? With David Fitch

Welcome to Episode 1 in our Unite Series. We are exploring themes we will dive deeper into at our global Unite Gathering on April 24 – 26, 2024 in St. Paul, MN. In this episode, Paul Walker and Christie Penner Worden sit down with Northern Seminary Professor David Fitch to talk about his new book (January 30, 2024) called Reckoning with Power: Why the Church Fails When it’s On the Wrong Side of Power. Dave, Paul, and Christie have a practical and honest conversation about what happens when the church unknowingly bases its power assumption on a secular operating system. This conversation surfaces important mistakes the church is making in our time and what we can do to align ourselves with Jesus in how we lead and operate communities of Jesus in our cultural moment. 


Check out Dave’s forthcoming book Reckoning with Power

Past Episodes

December 20, 2023

Part 4 - The Relevancy of Jesus in our Cultural Moment with Preston Ulmer and Jenni Waldron

1 hr 13 min

We sit down with Jenni Waldron and Preston Ulmer as they share their perspectives and insights as practitioners who are deepening their discipleship and creating spaces of discipleship for others. Both Jenni and Preston are leaning into a practice-based way of engaging spiritual formation and discipleship through Jesus XP (the Jesus Experience). They share how this relational resource has been deeply impacting people in the way of Jesus. Pull up a chair to the metaphorical podcast table and listen in as we explore a practical Jesus-centered tool to form Jesus more deeply in those we love and lead. 

The Jesus XP Website: www​.the​je​susxp​.com

Jenni Waldron Instagram: www​.insta​gram​.com/​j​e​n​n​i​w​a​ldron Email: jenni.​waldron@​newlife.​tv

Preston Ulmer Email: preston@​thedoubtersclub.​com

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December 15, 2023

How a Jesus-Centred Approach to Spiritual Formation Equips Us To Be Non-Anxious When Leading, Pastoring or Parenting in Uncharted Waters.

1 hr 3 min

Join Jesus Collective for a live podcast episode featuring Marlena Graves. In this live podcast, we will explore Marlena’s latest book Bearing God: Living a Christ-formed Life in Uncharted Waters.” Together, we will explore what makes Jesus-centered spiritual formation unique and how it equips us to be non-anxious leaders in a world characterized by uncertainty, anxiety, polarization, and a longing for control. 

Marlena Graves is a writer, activist, church leader, and Assistant Professor of Spiritual Formation at Northeastern Theological Seminary in Rochester, NY

Meet Marlena: http://​mar​lena​graves​.com


Live podcasts are where we invite those tracking with Jesus Collective and the Jesus-centered conversation to deepen understanding and practice on aspects of theology, culture, and mission in our post-Christian landscape. Live podcasts feature engaging conversations with thought leaders and practitioners from a variety of contexts and across traditions. Participation includes live Q&A and breakout rooms to share insights with others across the Jesus-centered movement. 

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November 24, 2023

What if leaders lived and led out of their Jesus-centered transformation? With Keith Smith and Jon Hand

23 min

Join Keith Smith and Jon Hand as they talk about how we can deepen our leadership and discipleship to Jesus in a polarized world. Jesus Collective is committed to helping leaders be better leaders by becoming better followers of Jesus. One of the ways you can deepen your Jesus-centered leadership is by exploring our Online Learning Collective. Today, Keith and Jon talk about the upcoming OLC launching in January 2023 and how this experience is intricately designed for practical learning and personal transformation.

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