Hear engaging conversations with leaders from across the Jesus-centred movement, as we equip one another for Jesus-centred life and leadership, and give shape to this new relational network called Jesus Collective.
Jesus Centred Leadership
Why are so many church leaders falling into sin around money, sex, and power? Why isn’t it enough to learn about Jesus in order to know him? Why is an existential encounter with Jesus necessary in order to become like him? Author Michael Frost joins us to talk about the latest edition of his book ReJesus: Remaking The Church In Our Founder's Image, all about what happens when we pattern ourselves and our churches around Jesus.
Together we explore the aspects of Jesus' missional life, death, and resurrection that get lost in the business of church, why the church in the west has become so domesticated by secular culture, new models and changes that are necessary for the church to engage secular people over the next 10 years, plus models and examples of Jesus-centred churches that are living out the radical mission of Jesus in their contexts today.
Michael Frost is a veteran missional practitioner, theologian, author, and equipper. He’s the founding Director of the Tinsley Institute, a mission study centre located at Morling College in Sydney, Australia.
Postures and Practices of a Jesus-Centred Church in Post-Christian Canada
Join us for another episode of our Practitioners Series where we learn how Jesus-centred churches are seeking to be on mission with Jesus.
More and more in North America and Europe, the Church and Christianity are seen as irrelevant, insular, and offering little to make life better for secular communities. The message of Jesus is always good news, but churches can struggle making that good news relevant in their communities. The Tabernacle Christian Church (The Tab) in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada is quietly being good news to their city.
We chat with Lead Pastor Frank Allen and Community Life Pastor Heidi Schaaf from the Tab about how the postures and practices they embody help them be good news for their secular community. We explore how they’re giving their building to their community, how they’re supporting drug-afflicted communities, at-risk youth, and Indigenous communities, stories of people becoming new Christians or rediscovering Jesus during COVID, and lots more.
Bonus Episode: How Does Jesus-Centricity Change How We Lead - Part 2
We met with Heather Thomas and Jonny Morrison for part two of a conversation about co- leadership. Inspired to apply a more Jesus-centred approach, Missio Dei Church in Salt Lake City, UT is innovating new forms of mutuality and shared organizational leadership. This bonus episode explores more of the reasons why co-leadership was important for the health and vitality of their church and the practical implications of this leadership model. Other themes include the power of mutuality, the inadequacy of the leader, and the resistance that comes with change. The podcast ends with a powerful conversation about what must die and what must be born in the hearts, minds, and egos of leaders who are committed to leading like Jesus.
How Does Jesus-centricity Change How We Lead - Part 1
How does the way of Jesus challenge secular assumptions about power distribution and organizational leadership? Is there a way to lead a church or organization that's more aligned with a Jesus-centred approach?
We're launching a new Practitioners series on the podcast that features Jesus Collective churches and how they're seeking to make Jesus even more central to their mission and practice.
Missio Dei Church has been on a two-year journey of transitioning their leadership structure to a shared power, co-led model. Here are some questions we'll be exploring together:
How has Jesus-centricity inspired an in-depth evaluation of leadership practices?
How did co-leadership emerge from experiencing, diagnosing, and pressing back on coercive power structures in Missio’s recent transformations?
How has a centred-set paradigm been a tool for navigating difficult changes?
Join us as we learn from Co-Lead Pastors Heather Thomas and Jonny Morrison of Missio Dei Church, located in Salt Lake City, UT.
How to Navigate Polarization with Jesus at the Centre
Masks, vaccine passports, political ideologies — we're all experiencing the polarization happening in our culture right now within our families, churches, organizations, and workplaces. Every few hundred years, there's a cultural moment that emerges where the church has the opportunity to live and share the Jesus-centred life in a fresh way. We believe that moment is now and that this polarity can actually be an opportunity. How can followers of Jesus lean into these polarizing times with humility and confidence? How can we make peace, model unity, and show secular culture the transformational impact that happens when we put Jesus at the centre? Join us for a visionary and practical conversation with Dr. Samuel Sarpiya. Samuel is a Jesus Collective Partner and Executive Director at the Center for Non-Violence and Conflict Transformation in Rockford, IL, and he's an expert in transforming conflict and polarization.
What Makes a Church Jesus-Centred?
What makes a church Jesus-centred? Aren't all Christian churches centred on Jesus? Join our conversation with Pastor Jeff Lockyer as we explore "anchor causes" and what it means to develop leaders, empower women, and create discipleship pathways all with Jesus at the centre. Jeff pastors at Southridge Community Church in St. Catharines, Ontario, a community that's been seeking to put and keep Jesus at the centre for over 20 years.