Friends old and new, you're invited to join us for our first Gravity Leadership National Gathering October 26-27 in Indianapolis!
Over the past 5 years through our work, we've had the joy of meeting a lot of wonderful, faithful people. It's been encouraging to see so many like-minded Christian pastors and leaders who realize we need a new imagination and concrete practices for leading like Jesus, living on mission, and making disciples in the 21st century.
One of the things we hear often in our coaching cohorts and live events is that there is a sense of belonging people feel when they're able to gather and talk with others who are on the same journey.
So several months ago we began talking about creating a gathering for the Gravity Leadership Community... part "family reunion," part "community of practice," where we can gather with friends old and new who have been journeying with us. Let's spend a weekend together learning from one another, encouraging one another, and conspiring together for further faithfulness and fruitfulness.
So whether you've been through multiple coaching cohorts or just started listening to our podcast, you're invited! We want to create a space where you can bring leaders from your church or team and introduce them to our team, our friends and simply spend a weekend seeking God and learning together.
There is a power in gathering together with others who are on the same journey. We realize we're not alone, we're not crazy (well maybe a little bit), and that we have an opportunity to encourage one another to keep going.
Our theme for the weekend is... Life on Mission in a Busy World
It's not really a "conference," per se. More of a series of conversations on a theme. We'll get really practical about:
- Why trying to convince people to live on mission rarely works
- Embodied habits that form us as people of mission
- How to move toward living one integrated life
- How to lead change without coercion
There will be lots of Q&R, lots of discussion, lots of talking over meals, lots of time to reflect and workshop implications for your own life and ministry, and lots of time to talk informally and develop friendships.
Join us in Indianapolis in October! Bring a team from your church. Bring some friends. Let's see what God will do when we open space for learning, encouragement, and collaboration.
Date and time
Friday, October 26 at 9am to
Saturday October 27 12pm EDT
(Optional firepit Thu Oct 25)
Spirit of Joy Church / The Table
3535 Kessler Blvd E Dr
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Schedule (subject to change yo)
Thursday October 25 (optional)
7:30pm -- Firepit
Friday October 26
9:00 - 9:30am -- Registration
9:30 - 10:00am -- Welcome and Worship
10:00 - 11:00am -- Session 1
11:00 - 12:30pm -- Kairos Groups
12:30 - 2:00pm -- Lunch on your own
2:00 - 3:30pm -- Session 2 + Q&R
3:30 - 5:00pm -- Learning Cohorts
5:00 - 7:00pm -- Dinner on your own
7:00 - 9:00pm -- Firepit
Saturday October 27
9:00 - 9:30am -- Welcome and Worship
9:30 - 11:00am -- Learning Cohorts
11:00 - 12:00pm - Session 3
12:00pm -- Gathering Ends
Need a place to stay? Here are a few hotels halfway between the main venue and evening firepits:
Drury Inn & Suites Indianapolis Northeast
8180 Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46250
Hampton Inn Indianapolis-Ne/Castleton
6817 E 82nd St
Indianapolis, IN 46250
Holiday Inn Express Indianapolis - Fishers
9791 N by NE Blvd
Fishers, IN 46037
Any AirBNB or hotel in north Indianapolis or Fishers will work just fine :)
Join us in Indianapolis Oct 26-27 for the Gravity Leadership National Gathering
Bring a team from your church. Bring some friends. Come for learning, encouragement, and collaboration.
Thank you for making space for normal boots-on-the-ground pastors. So many of us are sharing in some beautiful things with our communities and witnessing the Spirit work in transformative ways in our cities. We don’t often make the time to blog or write books. Some of us struggle within ourselves as to whether we should tweet, post, etc, what we are witnessing God do because of the attention it brings or attention we deeply seek. Therefore no one really knows. It’s nice there’s a gathering aimed at bringing us obscure folks together to talk, process and bear witness to how God’s Kingdom is breaking in among us.Fred Liggin, multi-vocational pastor at Williamsburg Christian Church (Virginia)
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