Exploring the Jesus-Centred Way
in a Polarized World


October 6 — November 172021

We’re excited to be offering a six week, cohort-based learning community featuring facilitated small group learning, weekly spiritual practices, live interaction with thought leaders, optional one-on-one coaching, interactive online forums, and expert-curated learning resources. 

Together, we’ll explore six aspects of a Jesus-centred life that are essential to peacemaking in these polarized times. 

# Who’s this for?

Online Learning Collectives are designed for highly motivated leaders seeking a brave, safe community to be unsettled, challenged, and equipped with the implications of the Jesus-centred way in a polarized world. Learn with other hungry leaders from diverse contexts how to put Jesus back in the centre. 

This is for pastors, leaders of Christian organizations, kingdom-minded business leaders, and those eager to be uncomfortably renewed in the radical call of discipleship to Jesus. 

# What will we explore?

  • The implications of Jesus’ core message and vocation for discipleship, mission, and nonviolent peacemaking enemy love
  • How to hold a theologically centred-set/third-way posture in a polarized world
  • How an overly Eurocentric Gospel can stifle ethnic and racial diversity in churches
  • How a Jesus-centred faith compels us towards justice and racial reconciliation

# What can I expect?

  • Weekly Jesus-centred spiritual practices to transform your life & ministry
  • Three optional one-on-one coaching sessions with an experienced Jesus-centred coach
  • A combination of interactive online forums and small group learning
  • Professionally curated learning resources (texts, videos, podcasts, etc.)
  • Jesus-centred equipping you can take back to your ministry context
  • Live weekly engagement with a range of thought leaders including: Bruxy Cavey, Brad Jersak, Keith Smith, Rici Skei, Greg Boyd, and Danielle Strickland

# What others are saying

The content was great. Challenging and transformative. The interactions with thought leaders were priceless. The relationships gained are ones that will last a lifetime. The transformation brought is beyond words… Jesus has been made more real to me than ever before.” - Josh, Podcaster


We got to wrestle through these difficult subjects together and to hear what God is doing around the world through others and the struggles that other leaders are facing … It created a learning environment that was not only safe, but brave.” — Christine, Lead Pastor


Over the course of the past several years I’ve felt an increased leadership burden. The Jesus Collective OLC was a game changer for me; I now feel more optimistic in my ministry and leadership.” — Evan, Lead Pastor

The OLC exceeded my expectations. When my friends and family asked me about the class I said it was one of the hardest things I have done in a long time AND I love it. It stretched me theologically and intellectually.” — Gail, Church Leader

# Contributors

# Online Learning Facilitators

Who’s leading this Online Learning Collective?

Jon Hand app

Jon Hand

Online Learning Collective Course Facilitator

I’m a third-generation pastor and life-long student of pastoral ministry. I’ve been in pastoral ministry for over 22 years, working as a youth pastor, church planter, denominational leader, consultant to business leaders and churches, pastor to pastors, and transformational coach to Christian leaders. In other words, I’ve seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of Christian leadership.

Keith Smith OLC

Keith Smith

Online Learning Collective Course Facilitator

I’m a storyteller, speaker, and the Senior Pastor of Gateway Church in Wooster, Ohio. I come alive when sharing about the mystery and beauty of the gospel and the finished work of the cross.

# Course Schedule

October 6 — November 172021

Time Investment: 15 hours/​week

  • Zoom Gatherings (Wednesdays from 1:00 – 3:15 PM ET): Bi-weekly facilitated smaller group for peer coaching and deepening the learning
  • 3 high impact coaching sessions (optional)
  • Curated weekly assignments for reflection, communal response, and application in the online platform
  • Curated weekly learning resources
  • Spiritual practices

Zoom Gatherings (Wednesdays from 1:00 – 3:15 PM ET)

  • Kickoff — October 6
  • Week 1 — October 13: Jesus redefines religion
  • Week 2 — October 20: Jesus, political power, and racial reconciliation
  • Week 3 — October 27: Jesus redefines family
  • Week 4 — November 3: Jesus’ radical call to loving enemies
  • Week 5 — November 10: Jesus’ radical vocation and call to the margins of society
  • Week 6 — November 17: Implications of the cross and resurrection in a polarized world

Interested?

Submit your application and we’ll be in touch.

# Course Costs

Regular Rate *
Non-Partners: $495 CAD / $410 USD**
Jesus Collective Partners: $250 CAD / $210 USD**

*plus the purchase of two books
**USD rates are approximate based on current exchange rates

Curious about Jesus Collective Partnership? Let’s talk.
Stretched financially? Let’s talk.

Because coaching has been a high ranking component of past OLCs, we’re offering a high impact, three-session Coaching Bundle. With a price adjustment, participants can partner with trained coaches who know Jesus Collective and who excel at catalyzing leaders professionally, personally, and spiritually. Please indicate your interest in your application and during your interview.

# Questions?

Contact Jon Hand, Jesus Collective Leadership Development Pastor