Shaping Disciples Who Practice the Jesus Way
in a Judgmental World
February 23 & March 22023

Join Professor Mark Baker, author of Centered-Set Church, along with other practitioners and implementers in a practical exploration of the attitudes, practices, postures, and beliefs of centered-set churches and leadership cultures.

Centred-set is a discipleship paradigm designed to help church practitioners and leaders create deep confidence in their beliefs and practices while holding them in a way that creates space for differences and disagreement.

Every day, secular and religious cultures are discipling” your family, employees, co-workers, or congregants toward greater judgmentalism against those who don’t agree with them politically, morally, or theologically. The theological and political right and left often cancel” those who disagree with them while preaching unquestioned moral tolerance to their base. Congregations have never been more polarized, and it’s never been more important to disciple them in a different way.

The Centred-set Paradigm equips your leadership with practical ways to encourage deeper discipleship by challenging and equipping followers of Jesus to stay together and be discipled through the differences they have with others. Centred-set postures and practices can give meaning and purpose to holding tensions of disagreement in ways that can deepen Jesus‑y transformations in your life and the life of those you love and lead.

This Jesus Collective winter meet-up will provide a practical framework and tools for discipling others in the Jesus Way. Together, we’ll explore and learn from examples of churches and leaders who are already integrating centered-set approaches into their discipleship practices, leadership structures, and relationships. Keep scrolling to learn more and join us!

Who's this for?

# Who’s this for?

  • Church leadership teams, staff teams, church boards, and Christian non-profit leadership teams
  • Jesus-centred business leaders
  • Individual pastoral, ministry, and lay leaders

# When’s it happening?

  • Two interactive online sessions with over 6 hours content with practitioners
  • February 23 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM ET
  • March 2 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM ET

# What’s the schedule?

  • What is a centered-set paradigm and how is it grounded theologically?
  • What difference does a centered-set approach make to:
    • Navigating LGBTQ+ complexities for churches that are Side A and Side B?
    • Preaching, teaching, and discipleship in community?
  • What difference does a centered-set approach make to:
    • Evangelism and cultural engagement in a secular age?
    • Leadership culture in a polarized age?
    • Discipling Millenials and Gen Z in an age of therapeutic deism and wholesale tolerance?

# What’s included?

  • Learning from Mark Baker and 7+ practitioners including Lead Pastors, Youth Pastors, Teaching Pastors, and Pioneering Evangelists from small, mid-sized, and large churches and para-church organizations
  • Recordings of all sessions
  • Guided breakout sessions

# Contributors

# Registration and Pricing

Individual Regular Rate: $70* pp / Team Rate (3+): $60* pp
Free for Jesus Collective Partners

*All prices are in Canadian Dollars and do not include Eventbrite admin fees (viewable at checkout).

Curious about Jesus Collective Partnership? Learn more here.

Not a Jesus Collective Partner? Don’t forget to purchase the five part Centered-Set Church video series for you or your team.