Conferences

Conferences

A central theme for Parish Collective is that there are thousands of parish practitioners and groups joining in with what God is doing in their local context, but they often feel alone and 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 Gathering

The Conspire Gathering is one of the primary initiatives of the Parish Collective. The purpose of Conspire is to convene organizations, denominations, and faith communities who might not ordinarily collaborate to come together on behalf of the neighborhood. The aim of Conspire is to end church competition and support collaboration and friendship for growing the common good 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:

Praxis Pre-Gathering

Our imagination for what it means to be the Church in Canada is changing…dramatically! It's time to gather together with groups from across the country who are practicing what it means to be a life giving presence in, with, and for the neighbourhood. Start collaborating beyond the usual fix-the-church conversations. Join with hundreds of neighbourhood practitioners who are reimagining local economies, re-engaging the land and built environment, and recovering a deeper sense of equity and civic voice.

New Conferences

Hamilton, Calgary, San Diego... Very exciting national conferences are headed your way. Check back this month for landing pages with dates and details.

Ordinary Revivals

Join a movement of churches across the Pacific Northwest that are returning to the everyday practice of loving their neighbors, and sparking a revival of the ordinary right where they live. Celebrate what God is doing in revival gatherings across Anchorage, Portland, Eugene, Boise, Spokane, Tri-Cities, and Seattle. Love Thy Neighbor Gatherings are hosted through a partnership between Parish Collective and the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Gather in Your City

Are you interested in seeing a Parish Collective event, training, or conference in your region? Contact us and include details about what you are hoping for. We'll take it to heart and see what might be possible.