Even before the pandemic, the practical imagination of what the church is and what it exists for felt like it was already up for grabs.

The COVID pandemic has accelerated this confusion while also creating new opportunities for innovation and adaptation.

Join us to explore the future of the church and how it will likely become more local, relational, and globally networked.

July 9, 2020 // 12 PM EST



● Unpack the practices of a place-based church

● Identify the movement of God in your geography

● Discern the effects of Covid on local gathering

● Discover globally networked habits

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Christiana Rice is an on-the-ground practitioner and visionary voice in the Parish Church movement, serving as a co-director for the The Parish Collective. She is a trainer and convenor for churches and leaders who are inhabiting their neighborhoods as a tangible expression of the love of God. Christiana is co-author of To Altar Your World with Michael Frost and lives in San Diego with her husband Derek, their two daughters and their neighborhood church community.  

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Tim Soerens is a pastor, social entrepreneur, and a co-founding director of the Parish Collective. He is the author of Everywhere You Look: Discovering the Church, Right Where You Are and co-author of The New Parish. He lives in Seattle with his wife, Maria-Jose, and their two sons.


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Lori M. Ruffin is an upbeat strategic thinker. Fueled by a passion to help individuals and organizations fulfill their God-given purpose, she is the Operations Manager for the V3 Movement and the Founder of The COO Team, a virtual operations agency for nonprofits and small businesses. She enjoys helping others cultivate their relationship with God, songwriting and singing. She lives in Richmond, Va., with her husband and daughter. 


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Dan White Jr is a full-time consultant and coach with the V3 Movement, coaching cohorts from around the country through a 9-month system for movement and mission. V3 has coached 200 faith communities in the last 5 years with the compelling commitments of life-forming discipleship, boundary-crossing mission, locally-rooted presence, and tight-knit community. He co-founded The Praxis Gathering: A Yearly Conference for Innovation and Immersion in Discipleship. Dan’s most recent book is Love Over Fear: Facing Monsters, Befriending Enemies, & Healing Our Polarized World (Moody Pub) He’s also written Subterranean (Cascade) and co-authored the award winning The Church as Movement (InterVarsity Press). Dan is married to Tonya (22 yrs), dad to Daniel and Ari, and can be found enjoying conversations at his local neighborhood coffee shop. Connect @

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Today's leaders have been trained to draw a crowd and preach a good sermon, but few have been equipped for the future the church is facing. Many are starving for wisdom, guidance and grounded tools on how to cultivate new types of church bodies. When we explore doing this together within a learning cohort, it is a much richer experience than going at it alone.