Conferences

A central theme for Parish Collective is that there are thousands of parish churches and groups joining in with what God is doing in their local context, but these groups often feel alone, and they have have very few ways to collaborate and learn from one another. Parish Collective convenes parish practitioners in a multitude of collaborative environments. Those listed here are the larger and annual conferences, gatherings, and events.

Inhabit Conference

The Inhabit Conference brings together a multitude of networks, organizations, churches, and grassroots groups whose unique passions and callings converge in the local parish. Followers of Christ from across North America and around the world bring their stories, challenges, and opportunities together in Seattle for two days of collaborating in some of the most unique and transformative storytelling environments. Parish Collective and The Seattle School have been hosting this conference to Sold-Out crowds for 7 years.

New Parish Conference

The New Parish Conference in Birmingham, UK brings together the wisdom and experience of those who have been carrying on the legacy of parish ministry for many generations with the innovation and experimentation of new expressions of church and mission to reimagine the parish for the 21st century. What does it mean to grow faithful presence in the turbulent complexity of our time and place? Leading voices from around the world, and pioneering practitioners from across the UK join together for two days of inspiration and collaboration around these themes.

Conspire Community

Conspire is one of the primary initiatives of the Parish Collective. The purpose of Conspire is to create a variety of convening spaces for organizations, denominations, and faith communities who might not ordinarily collaborate to come together. The aim of Conspire is to end church competition and support collaboration and friendship on behalf growing faithful presence in and across parishes. Learn more about Conspire Gatherings and Events:

Surrender Conferences

In 2015 the Parish Collective Organizing Team began partnering conversations with the Surrender Organizing Team recognizing their common heart and vision. In 2016 The Neighbourhood Collective was established by founding leaders as a shared space for individuals and groups seeking to be faithfully present in their neighbourhoods. Learn more about the life changing Conferences & Events hosted by Surrender: