We need courageous faith leaders today…

Faith leaders stand at a crossroads in North America today. As people of faith and moral conscious, we can either sit idly by and allow hate, greed, and fear to define us or we can channel the heart of our tradition and speak truth to greedy power, love to angry hate, and hope to unfounded fear. The Courageous Faith Summit provides a critical look at where we are now and how we get to a more sustainable and equitable future. Through interviews with influential North American faith leaders in activist-oriented congregations, the Courageous Faith Summit equips virtual leaders with the audacity, connections, and practical advice to be active leaders in an emerging movement for change.

Courageous Faith Summit Is For You If:

You want to hear from faith leaders and theologians who will share critical assessments, actionable steps, and practical advice on…

  • How to mobilize congregations for community transformation

  • How to train and equip dynamic lay leadership

  • How to create sustainable models for congregational life

  • How to architect a future for common flourishing



Rev. Traci Blackmon

Brian McLaren

Diana Butler Bass

Rev. Adam Hamilton

Fr. Richard Rohr

Rev. Dr. John Dorhauer

Rev. Terrell McTyer

Rev. Dr. Alice Hunt

Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

Casper ter Kuile

Bishop Yvette Flunder

Rev. Jennifer Bailey

Rev. Dawson Taylor

Suzanne Stabile

Rev. Peter Ilgenfritz

Rev. Caleb Lines

Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes

Rev. Shawna Bowman

Rev. Sue Browning

Rev. Jonathan Brooks

Lisa Harmon

Kevin Snodgrass

Rev. Susan Beaumont

Rev. Rod Echols

Rev. Cameron Trimble

Stephen Lewis

Rev. Emily McGinley

Rev. Dr. Patrick Duggan

Rev. Farley Lord

Cynthia Bourgeault

Kate Werning

Guthrie Graves Fitzsimmons

Rev. Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

Rev. Jim Keat

Rev. Dr. Anna Hall

Rev. Gregg Carlson

Rev. Jim Antal

Dori Baker

Rev. Matthew Wesley Williams

Rev. Dr. Eric Law

Rev. Jason Chesnut

Rev. Aaron Niequist


Videos will run each day at 10am, 11am, 2pm and 3pm ET

Day 1: How to Lay the Groundwork for a Courageous Faith

Monday, March 9, 2020
Hear a critical assessment of our current North American political and social climate and the implications for the justice-oriented Church in the world.

Voices include: Fr. Richard Rohr, Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis, Brian McLaren, Rev. Dr. Stephen Lewis, Rev. Matthew Wesley Williams, Dori Baker

Day 2: How to Build Courageous Faith Communities

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Meet and hear from innovative faith-rooted leaders involved in transformative ministries that are creating the future we need now.

Voices include: Bishop Yvette Flunder, Rev. Terrell McTyer, Rev. Adam Hamilton, Casper ter Kuile

Day 3: How to Lead with Courageous Faith

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Hear from Christian leaders who occupy the liminal space between a dogmatic faith and a dynamic faith. These leaders on the frontlines will inspire and compel you to action.

Voices include: Rev. Traci Blackmon, Rev. Dr. Alice Hunt, Susan Beaumont, Rev. Emily McGinley

Day 4: How to Avoid Burn-Out for Courageous Faith Leaders

Thursday, March 12, 2020
Learn best practices for total body wellness for those involved in the daily struggle for a more equitable and peaceful world.

Voices include: Suzanne Stabile, Lisa Harmon, Rev. Sue Browning, Kevin Snodgrass

Day 5: How to Build Courageous ‘Schools of Love’ in Your Community

Friday, March 13, 2020
Meet and hear from spiritual leaders who have a unique vision for turning congregations into powerful “Schools of Love” in their communities.

Voices include: Dr. Diana Butler Bass, Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes, Rev. Shawna Bowman, Rev. Dr. Dawson Taylor, Rev. Aaron Niequist

Day 6: How to Build a Courageous Online Movement

Monday, March 16, 2020
Hear from activists and thought leaders on how they have used digital media to mobilize and activate their communities for action.

Voices include: Guthrie Graves Fitzsimmons, Kate Werning, Rev. Jason Chesnut and more!

Day 7: How to Fund a Courageous Faith Movement

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Hear from high-level foundation leaders about how financial investment is funding the movement for social change. These leaders will provide unique insight into what progressive funders want to invest in and why.

Voices include: Rev. Rod Echols, Rev. Dr. Patrick Duggan, Rev. Farley Lord, Rev. Caleb Lines, Rev. Dr. Eric Law

Day 8: How to Evaluate Your Courageous Community

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Hear from equippers in the movement on programs and tools available to help you assess the overall health of your faith community and its ministries.

Voices include: Rev. Gregg Carlson, Rev. Dr. Lindsay Andreolli-Comstock, Rev. Dr. Anna Hall, Rev. Jim Keat

Day 9: How to Courageously Build a Better World

Thursday, March 19, 2020
Hear from leaders imagining a new theological language and vision for our future that pushes past dualism into an imagination that animates science, religion and a hope for a better world for all.

Voices include: Cynthia Borgeault, Rev. Jennifer Bailey, Rev Jim Antal and more!.

Day 10: How to Align The Vision of Courageous Communities

Friday, March 20, 2020
Hear from leaders on ways you can network and connect with others doing this work in your area.

Voices include: Rev. Dr. John Dorhauer, Rev. Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, and Rev. Cameron Trimble






Yes, it really is. Your registration will provide you with the link to watch any part of the Summit you wish at the times scheduled.

Miss some of the content or want to watch it again? No problem. Just upgrade your experience with a lifetime access to all content and you’ll be able to rewatch anything you want, as much as you want.



Summit recordings will begin 10:00 AM on Monday, March 9 and will conclude by 2pm each day. These times are subject to change. You will receive the final schedule approximately 2 weeks prior to the summit.



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