Faithful Innovation Summit

Now you can get on-demand access to this popular sold-out event!

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The distributed church is the new normal

We're in a time of disruptive change that is having significant impact on the church. But the truth is, many of the shifts we're seeing now have been happening for a long time—the pandemic only brings them into focus. At this year's Faithful Innovation Summit, delivered through an engaging mix of live presentations, digital media, and online interaction, you'll discover and embody faithful ways of leading the distributed church more deeply into God's life and love for the world.

What's the Summit?

The Faithful Innovation Summit is a yearly gathering of leaders discerning how God is calling us to address core challenges of Christian faith and practice in the 21st century.

More than just a conference, the Summit is an experience. Participate in experiments and workshops, network with likeminded leaders, and learn on-the-ground wisdom from ministry practitioners as passionate as you.

This year, in light of COVID-19, we're meeting LIVE ONLINE. You'll get the same great experience, complete with innovative new sessions and ways to engage.

Tracing God’s Movement in Our Lives and Neighborhoods

Learn by Doing: Using Action Learning to Discover God’s Leading

Sharing Our Learning: Intentional Reflections on Our Actions

What Will I Learn?

What does it mean to be church—beyond buildings and Sunday services? How can we equip people to be disciples, both through in-person and online interactions? How is God calling us to pivot in light of our current circumstances, in ways that will inform our faithful future?

Meet the Speakers

Sessions You'll Love

Today's Theme: "Learning to Pivot"

Ministry Leader Stories
  • Experimenting with Contextualization - Patricia Davenport
  • Experimenting with Fresh Expressions of Church - Michael Beck
  • Experimenting with Hybrid Ministry - Mark Brandt
  • Experimenting in a Rural Context - Erin Nelson
  • Experimenting with an Innovator's Mindset - Jane Johnson
Opening Session
  • Welcome and Dwelling - Tessa Pinkstaff
  • What is the distributed church? - Dwight Zscheile

Learning to Pivot - Joy J. Moore, Stephanie Spellers, and Bill Withers; Dwight Zscheile, moderator

Lament and Worship with The Many

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