A “think-outside-the-box” opportunity to discuss, learn, and help shape what the future of the church may look like. Participate with thought-leaders including pastors, cultural influencers, researchers, and denominational executives as we brainstorm and grapple with present trends to frame futuristic solutions. This year’s panel of speakers features Jonny Baker, author and leader of the Pioneer Mission Leadership Training program, and Josh Packard, professor at the University of Northern Colorado and researcher on the de-churched.
"Leadership Journal and Group both care deeply about the church, so I'm excited about the opportunity to partner for this year's Future of the Church Summit. Personally, I'm also thrilled to be participating in the Summit again. It's always a stimulating experience to meet with church leaders to talk about what God may have in store in the coming days."
—Drew Dyck, Leadership Journal
Participants will gain insights into trends that shape tomorrow’s church. Be part of an organic process that will help you shape the future of your ministry.
- Current trends in faith and religion in America
- Why church attendance is declining and what can be done to reverse the trend
- Different models for being the church
- New approaches to ministry to reach the people not attending your church
- THE FUTURE OF WORSHIP
The 20th Century model of a church worship service may not survive the next 10 years. Explore fresh approaches to worship, including those making an impact in post-Christian neighborhoods in Europe. Experience worship in ways you will not forget.
- PIONEERING MINISTRY WHERE THE CHURCH ISN’T
How do take church to where people already are—rather than just excepting people to come to church? Hear from those who are doing it in creative, effective ways.
- THE RISE OF THE DONES
The American church is now losing some of its best and brightest members. They’re done with church, but not their faith. Explore the major sociological trends, and what needs to change to engage the Dones and the almost-Dones.
- ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE FOR HEALTHY CHURCHES
What makes a great internal organizational culture? How will church cultures need to change to survive and thrive in the future? What is the cultural DNA of your church?
- COMMUNICATING THE MESSAGE FOR THE SCATTERED BRAIN
How does the church communicate the Good News in a new way for a new generation? If it’s not a 20-minute sermon/lecture, what is it? Experience how it works from pioneering practitioners.
Who Should Attend
- Denominational leaders
- Paid and unpaid ministry leaders
- Church staff teams
- Seminary staff
- Media influencers
Pricing and Details
$275 when you register by June 19, 2015
$300 when you register by September 11, 2015
$375 regular Rate
Receive 10% off the current registration rate when three or more people from your organization attend Future of the Church Summit 2014! To take advantage of the team discount, please register all participants coming from the same organization under the same account.
This discount will be automatically applied when you register three or more at a time. If you already registered some members of your team and are adding one or two people, please give us a call—we'll give you instructions to redeem the 10% discount. We can be reached at 1-800-635-0404 x4530.