Do you sometimes wonder if you're really living or merely surviving? Do you feel scattered, fragmented, or exhausted in life? We all feel that nasty pull, that pull to and fro, as if we'll come undone at some point. Everyone, leaders and churches alike, aches to be made whole. We were created to thrive, and Sojourn Network exists to plant thriving churches. In order to accomplish this mission, we need wholehearted leaders leading whole churches in humility with vulnerability, dependent on Christ and community to repair what has been disconnected and divided.
At our Leaders’ Summit, you’ll join over 450 church leaders and pastors who recognize their limitations, frailties, and weaknesses but are continually being renewed and remade into Christ’s likeness by the Spirit so that they may lead whole churches. We sincerely desire to serve you and your team in love, inspire you with a vision for the whole church, and equip you with the tools you need to move towards that aim.
James K.A. Smith
James K.A. Smith is a professor of philosophy at Calvin University where he holds the Gary and Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology and Worldview. Smith is an award-winning author and widely traveled speaker who has emerged as a thought leader with a unique gift of translation, building bridges among the academy, society and the church. Smith is the author of a number of influential books and regularly writes for magazines and newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Slate, and Christianity Today, among others. His newest book, scheduled for release October 1, 2019, is titled On the Road with Saint Augustine: A Real-World Spirituality for Restless Hearts. Smith and his wife Deanna are elementary school sweethearts with four grown children. They currently reside in the Heritage Hill neighborhood of Grand Rapids. You can find more of his work at jameskasmith.com/.
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.
Mike serves as the Interim President of Sojourn Network. For 16 years, Mike served as one of the founding pastors at Sojourn Community Church in Louisville, Kentucky. He started Harbor Media in 2016. He's the author of several books, including Rhythms of Grace: How the Church's Worship Tells the Story of the Gospel, Faith Among the Faithless: Learning from Ester How to Live in a World Gone Mad, The Stories We Tell, and Recapturing the Wonder: Transcendent Faith in a Disenchanted World. He and his wife Sarah live in Louisville, Kentucky, with their daughters, Dorothy and Maggie. You can find more of his work at mikedcosper.com.
NOTE: Pre-Conferences are not included in the Leaders’ Summit Registration. Separate registration required. Space is limited. Cost is $75/person. Cost for the Alignment Intensive is $125/person.
Tuesday, October 22
|8:00-9:00AM||Pre-Conference Registration @ Sojourn East|
|5:00-6:45PM||Leaders’ Summit Registration @ Sojourn East|
|7:00-8:45PM||Main Session 1|
|9:00-11:00PM||Opening Night Reception|
Wednesday, October 23
|9:00-10:15AM||Main Session 2|
|10:30-12:00PM||Main Session 3|
|12:00-2:00PM||Lunch (on own)|
|7:30-9:00PM||Main Session 4|
Thursday, October 24
|9:00-10:15AM||Main Session 5|
|10:30-11:45AM||Main Session 6|
Tuesday, October 22 | 9:00 - 3:00pm | Sojourn East
Pre-Conferences are not included in the Leaders’ Summit Registration. Separate registration required.
Space is limited. Cost is $75/person generally. Cost for the Alignment Intensive is $125/person.