NEXT CHURCH NEAR YOU

We believe God calls and equips local congregations for transformation by gathering people in Christ-centered community and dispersing them into the world to seek justice, peace, and reconciliation. Informed by that conviction, NEXT Church strengthens congregations by connecting their leaders to one another, to creative and challenging ideas, and to best practices. Sometimes that kind of connection happens far away — like at a National Gathering — but more often, the kind of connections that lead to real change happen locally, on the ground, when pastors and church leaders can meet together or meet with leaders from congregations near by.

NEXT Church Near You may take on a variety of forms:

  • a regional gathering to inspire and connect — borne out of local collaboration that NEXT Church will help structure;
  • a regional event with a specific focus, like officer training or Cultivated Ministry training;
  • inviting a NEXT Church leader to speak or preach at your presbytery or congregation;
  • inviting a NEXT Church leader to offer a leadership retreat;
  • inviting a NEXT Church leader to lead a workshop on the Sarasota Statement, trends of healthy churches, or a topic that feels relevant in your community;
  • creating a cohort for new pastors to your area, adapting a model that’s been shown to work.

OCT 21

Washington, DC

2017 Racial Awareness and Mindfulness Festival of the Arts, Awareness, and Justice

OCT 23-27

Baltimore, MD

Certificate in Community Organizing and Congregational Leadership training

NOV 9-11

Atlanta, GA

Jessica Tate delivering keynote address at Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary’s 150th anniversary Faith and Initiative Conference

JAN 20, 2018

Charlotte, NC

NEXT Church Elder Symposium. More details to come!

FEB 4, 2018

Wayne, PA

Jessica Tate preaching at Wayne Presbyterian Church

FEB 26-28, 2018

Baltimore, MD

2018 NEXT Church National Gathering

APR 16-19, 2018

Montreat, NC

Trent@Montreat

APR 19-22, 2018

Tampa, FL

Telling Stories: A Conference of Faith & Art hosted by Eckerd College & Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church. More to come!

Want to join in? Want something to happen in your area? Be in touch with NEXT Church Director Jessica Tate about creating an opportunity (jessica@nextchurch.net).