Save $100 on Black Friday!

This is our best deal ever on Christianity21 and Progressive Youth Ministry. Use the coupon code “BlackFriday” to save $50 on each conference.

Christianity21 is a ground-breaking gathering of leaders who want to fashion the future of the Christian faith. 21 Talks, 21 Big Ideas, 21 Minutes Each. Plus, over forty 7-21 Talks by amazing people just like you. Join us in Denver, Colorado, January 9-11.Click here for $50 off.

Progressive Youth Ministry is a first-of-its-kind conference for those who do student ministry and care about progressive Christian theology. With the three themes of theology, faith formation, and sexuality, this gathering will chart a new course for youth ministry. Join us March 19-21 in Chicago. Click here for $50 off.

Don’t miss this chance to save on two of the biggest events of 2014!

Turn on your images! :-)
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Christianity21 Makes Its Triumphant Return!

 A few years ago, Doug and I produced an epic event. Called Christianity21, it gathered 21 amazing speakers to give talks of 21 minutes each. We were wowed at the quality of the presentations. Here’s what it looked like:


Well, Christianity21 is back, baby, this time with help from our friend and event producer, Sarah Cunningham! We’re holding it in January in Denver (yes, you can take me skiing afterwards). We’ve got a great line-up of presenters, and this time there’s going to be a chance for you to nominate yourself to be one of the voices at Christianity21.

So please consider joining us. There’s a super-early-bird rate of $179 that’s good only through the end of August. There’s also a great opportunity for your organization to sponsor this ground-breaking event, so drop us a line about that.

Don’t wait! Register Now for Christianity21 and help us fashion the future of the Christian faith!

Funding the Missional Church [EVENT]

The JoPa Group (aka Tony JOnes and Doug PAgitt) are excited to announce a conference for next Spring: Funding the Missional Church will be held May 1-3 in Minneapolis and will bring together the best thinkers and practitioners on the topics of building missional church communities that are financially sustainable.

When a church goes missional, it really does change everything.  But what does stewardship look like?  How does a missional church raise money for its own mission?  And how does it lead the congregation in missional generosity?

Details are coming soon, and the website will be live early next month.  But in the meantime you can RSVP at the Facebook event to stay abreast of all the developments.

Church Planters Academy = WOMEN!

This November, I’ll be helping Doug Pagitt host the first-ever Church Planters Academy.  We’re holding it at Solomon’s Porch in Minneapolis, and highlighting some of the top church planters over the last decade: Tim Keel, Nadia Bolz-Weber, Bruce Reyes-Chow, Nanette Sawyer, Tim Conder, Don and Pam Heatley and more.

There’s something in that list that I’d like you to pay heed to: we’ve got women church planters, a bunch of them, in fact.

I often hear from people that they’d like to hear from women who have successfully planted churches.  Well, there’s is simply no other place to hear from a collection of women (and men) who’ve planted churches.  All men HERE.  All men HERE.  And I could go on.

But not at CPA!  Our roster is equally men and women.

So come, and learn about what it takes to plant a church and keep it going.  We’ll talk about funding, about leaning into your own gifts, about discerning your call to plant, and about guarding your spirit during the inevitable ups and downs of planting a church.

And, only through this Thursday, save $100 off of registration.  So don’t wait!  Register today!