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whole churches

 

OCTOBER 22-24
LOUISVILLE, KY
SOJOURN EAST

“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

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.

Registration

 

Keynote Speakers

 

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

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 Cosper

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.

 

Breakouts

 
Cultivated Live    mike cosper James k.a. smith   A live recording of Cultivated,  a podcast about faith and culture.

Cultivated Live

mike cosper
James k.a. smith

A live recording of Cultivated,
a podcast about faith and culture.

Practicing Wholeness    Ronnie Martin Melissa Martin   How prayer, praise and play  are part of healthy leadership.

Practicing Wholeness

Ronnie Martin
Melissa Martin

How prayer, praise and play
are part of healthy leadership.

Your Unthought Knowns    Rich plass jim cofield clif Roth   Discovering Why You Relate the Way you Relate

Your Unthought Knowns

Rich plass
jim cofield
clif Roth

Discovering Why You Relate the Way you Relate

The Fruit of the Spirit  and Wholeness    jarvis williams   Three ways the Holy Spirit’s power transforms us

The Fruit of the Spirit
and Wholeness

jarvis williams

Three ways the Holy Spirit’s power transforms us

Sending & Sent    Danny Wright Jason Bradshaw   Keeping the Sending Church  and the Church Planter Connected

Sending & Sent

Danny Wright
Jason Bradshaw

Keeping the Sending Church
and the Church Planter Connected

Renewal-Driven Mission    Josiah Bancroft   Mission and Evangelism  Flow from Healthy Hearts

Renewal-Driven Mission

Josiah Bancroft

Mission and Evangelism
Flow from Healthy Hearts

Preparing to Plant, Part 1    Charles & Jackie Shannon   Long-term Thoughts for Planting a Church  (2-4 Years Out)

Preparing to Plant, Part 1

Charles & Jackie Shannon

Long-term Thoughts for Planting a Church
(2-4 Years Out)

No Apology Needed    Collin Hansen   Four Ways Your Church Can Out-Live the World

No Apology Needed

Collin Hansen

Four Ways Your Church Can Out-Live the World

Whole Communities, Part 2    KRISTI IVEY HILARY NOLTEMEYER   Practical ways to help church leaders equip and empower their people to be good neighbors.

Whole Communities, Part 2

KRISTI IVEY
HILARY NOLTEMEYER

Practical ways to help church leaders equip and empower their people to be good neighbors.

Theology of Saying “No”    JOEL BROOKS   How can we avoid overcommitment?

Theology of Saying “No”

JOEL BROOKS

How can we avoid overcommitment?

Pursuing Multi-Ethnic  Ministry Wholeheartedly    Jamaal Williams   Equipping ministry leaders to  integrate cultures in health and unity

Pursuing Multi-Ethnic
Ministry Wholeheartedly

Jamaal Williams

Equipping ministry leaders to
integrate cultures in health and unity

Preparing to Plant, Part 2    Nick & Kim Bogardus   What Can I Do 2-4 Years Out  from Planting a Church?

Preparing to Plant, Part 2

Nick & Kim Bogardus

What Can I Do 2-4 Years Out
from Planting a Church?

Spectrums of Complementarity    HANNAH ANDERSON BRANDON SHIELDS   Exploring the theological spectrum  of complementarity.

Spectrums of Complementarity

HANNAH ANDERSON
BRANDON SHIELDS

Exploring the theological spectrum
of complementarity.

Spirit-Led Churches    JAMUS EDWARDS   Practical ways to apply a  Continuationist theology

Spirit-Led Churches

JAMUS EDWARDS

Practical ways to apply a
Continuationist theology

Whole Communities, Part 1    nathan ivey   Insights into positioning your church  to bring true and lasting change to your city.

Whole Communities, Part 1

nathan ivey

Insights into positioning your church
to bring true and lasting change to your city.

Pastoral/Planter Residencies    Nate Johnson   High-level “How-To” for Developing a Residency

Pastoral/Planter Residencies

Nate Johnson

High-level “How-To” for Developing a Residency

Whole Discipleship    ROBERT CHEONG   Examine a comprehensive approach  to discipleship and care in community.

Whole Discipleship

ROBERT CHEONG

Examine a comprehensive approach
to discipleship and care in community.

Assimilation    ERIN HOWARD   Intentionally invite newcomers into  discipleship and membership at your church.

Assimilation

ERIN HOWARD

Intentionally invite newcomers into
discipleship and membership at your church.

 

Schedule

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
9:00-3:00PM Pre-Conferences
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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)
2:00-3:00PM Breakout 1
3:30-4:30PM Breakout 2
7:30-9:00PM Main Session 4

Thursday, October 24

9:00-10:15AM Main Session 5
10:30-11:45AM Main Session 6
 

Pre-Conferences

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.

 
Sojourn Network Leadership    Alignment Intensive    More Info

Sojourn Network Leadership

Alignment Intensive

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Kevin Twit    Worship as Spiritual Formation    More Info

Kevin Twit

Worship as Spiritual Formation

More Info

Rich Plass, Jim Cofield, Clif Roth    Whole People.  Whole Churches.    More Info

Rich Plass, Jim Cofield, Clif Roth

Whole People.
Whole Churches.

More Info

Kevin Jamison & John Starke    On Becoming an Interesting Preacher    More Info

Kevin Jamison & John Starke

On Becoming an Interesting Preacher

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Brad House    Multichurch    More Info

Brad House

Multichurch

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Tim Beltz    Thriving Churches  & Essential Policies    More Info

Tim Beltz

Thriving Churches
& Essential Policies

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Venue

Sojourn East | 2501 Rudy Ln. Louisville, KY 40207

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