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whole churches

2019 Leaders’ Summit

 
 

OCTOBER 22-24, 2019

Sojourn Community Church, East Campus

2501 Rudy Ln., Louisville, KY 40207

 
“God created the church with a multiplicity of gifts and callings, so that we as a whole church can bear witness to the whole gospel in the whole world.”
— The Lausanne Covenant

Sojourn Network wants to help you joyfully lead a thriving, flourishing, whole church. Our network has a deep bench of seasoned ministry leaders who are ready to help you and your church–in organized and organic ways–become more whole and healthy.

At our Leaders’ Summit, you will join over 450 like-minded church leaders who desire to plant, grow and multiply healthy churches across the United States. Our event is aimed at a broad group of church leaders: pastors (lay and staff), church planters, church staff, ministry leaders, pastors’ wives. We have the privilege to offer training, resources, and teaching, as well as a venue for relational connection, around a central theme: the health, wholeness and durability of churches across America.

We don’t want you to grow weary, stagnant, vision-less and faithless in your work. We want to help restore your vision, re-ignite your passion, remove the veil of fogginess, and give you the perspective and tools to be rooted, grounded, loving, courageous, spiritually vibrant, bold and filled with faith.

We want to serve you and your team in love, and inspire you with a vision of the whole church and equip you with the tools you need to move towards that aim.

Keynote Speakers

Hannah Anderson

Hannah Anderson lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia where she works beside her husband in rural ministry and cares for their three children. She is the author of All That’s Good: Recovering the Lost Art of Discernment, Humble Roots: How Humility Grounds and Nourishes Your Soul, and Made for More: An Invitation to Live in God’s Image, and regularly writes and speaks about faith, culture, and spiritual formation. You can find more of her work at sometimesalight.com.

 

James K.A. Smith

James K. A. Smith is professor of philosophy at Calvin College, where he holds the Gary and Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology and Worldview. Trained as a philosopher with a focus on contemporary French thought, Smith has expanded on that scholarly platform to become an engaged public intellectual and cultural critic. An award-winning author and widely-traveled speaker, he has emerged as a thought leader with a unique gift of translation, building bridges between the academy, society, and the church.

The author of a number of influential books, Smith also regularly writes for magazines and newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Slate, First Things, Christianity Today, Books & Culture, and The Hedgehog Review. He serves as editor-in-chief of Image journal.

He and his wife, Deanna, are elementary school (!) sweethearts with four children in college. Natives of Stratford, Ontario, they lived in Philadelphia and Los Angeles before settling in the Heritage Hill neighborhood of Grand Rapids. They are committed urban dwellers who enjoy gardening, travel, wine with friends, and curling up on the couch with their maltipoo, Kirby.

 

Sojourn Community Church
East Campus