Get ready! This year Inhabit will feature 5 incredible one-day Pre Conferences for you to choose from. To Register just click the link of any of the titles and sign up for the preday, or better yet register for all three days! You'll pick your preday with a dropdown selection.
Throughout its history, God’s people have faced crisis of meaning and identity in all kinds of changing contexts. The crises before the Euro-tribal churches across the west are no different today. At their best, these communities of God’s people recognize that their challenge is not their own fixing or even "reformation" but an engagement with the ways the gospel transforms society. This forum explores the practices for a refounding of God’s people in our radically changing West.
In these times, when so many of us have the right heart for education, immigration, mass incarceration, and even reimagining the church, why does it seem that so little is being renewed and transformed? Reesheda Graham-Washington, Executive Director of Communities First Association and CEO of L!VE Café, invites us to spend the day examining how we show up to these conversations and what posture we must embody collectively to impact community transformation. This daylong, interactive experience will challenge us as we analyze practices of "othering" and how to mitigate against them in the work we do, as well as equip us to show up authentically and vulnerably, even as we address the challenges we face in the parish and beyond.
Strolling from place to place we’ll have a stimulating day exploring urban design punctuated with coffee shop conversations. Led by an architect, urban activist, and church innovator, we will sample multiple Seattle neighborhoods of varying density and feel. We will ask "what does good neighborhood density and design look like?” We will see some creative church building redevelopments and look at examples of urbanism that provides the right conditions for social connection and friendships.
Have a great idea and not sure where to start? Discover best practices, tips, and resources on launching and funding your business idea. Want to organize economic development efforts in your community or church? Connect at sessions designed to address the infrastructure, leadership, resources, and issues related to launching economic development efforts for your community. Want to invest in local enterprises? You are invited for a special design session for funders geared to creating a local impact investment fund.
New passion is bubbling up around the world to birth new faith communities that take the neighborhood seriously. There is a growing groundswell of leaders discovering the hopeful and abundant possibilities of being a particular community, rooted in a particular place. But where to begin? The typical strategies for planting a church will not take us deeper into the soil and sod of our local places. We need to re-learn how to plant Place-based Churches that sustainable. What are minimalistic practices we must become equipped in? for Join us for a pre-day to explore hands on training and lived-in tools for Starting a Neighborhood Church from Scratch.