Register today for Courageous Church

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 Church 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 Church Summit equips virtual leaders with the audacity, connections, and practical advice to be active leaders in an emerging movement for change.



Bishop Yvette Flunder

Brian McLaren


Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

Rev. Rosa Lee Harden

Diana Butler Bass


Rev. Jeremy Nickel


Philip Clayton

Rev. Traci Blackmon

Rev. Ashley DeTar Birt

Rev. John Dorhauer

Dr. Cláudio Carvalhaes

Rev. Lorenzo Lebrija

Rev. Rob Lee

Rev. Jim Keat

Rev. Cameron Trimble


This summit will include daily content available ON DEMAND.

That means that you can log on to FaithLead the day of and watch
all or some of the voices for that day, whenever is convenient for you.

If you aren’t able to watch the content that day, or if you want to share the content
with your congregation or leadership, we encourage you to purchase lifetime access
to the Courageous Faith Summit. For only $149, you will get access to all of the interviews
and resources for as long as you want them.

Here is some of what our contributors will be offering:

Bishop Yvette Flunder will talk about her experience as the pastor of City of Refuge in Oakland, California as they navigate through opening their church after COVID. She will also offer her timeless wisdom for better understanding the contours of this time.

Brian McLaren will discuss the systemic changes that the pandemic has generated and the opportunities before every faith leader in moving from organized religion to “organizing” religion.

Jeremy Nickel will teach us about the dynamic faith experiences now possible through virtual and artificial reality. In 2020 his ministry, EvolVR, led more than 1,500 free Meditation events, and over 200 more private ones. In total, their events were attended by over 40,000 people from 3 dozen different countries. They have also now launched their Circles program of small groups.

Philip Clayton will teach us about eco-civilizations and the role that churches can play in shaping a sustainable future. As the President of the Institue of Ecological Civilization, he convenes experts from across the major sectors of society to catalyze groundbreaking explorations of the ways that current systems and structures need to be transformed.

Rosa Lee Harden will teach us about justice-driven economies and steps we can take to invest ina future that aligns with our values. She is the co-founder of SOCAP, a thought leadership platform for the accelerating movement towards a more just and sustainable economy.

Jacqueline Lewis is the Senior Pastor of Middle Collegiate Church in NY and will teach us about serving as a pastor in a hot zone of the pandemic…and then having her church burn to the ground. They are now rebuilding and will teach us all what it means to be a “church without walls.”

Diana Butler Bass will teach us what history can offer as we consider the leadership challenges of this day. In her latest book, “Freeing Jesus” she reflections on the question she is asked most often: “How can you still be Christian?” In this session, we will talk about how leaders of the church face that question and build bridges to a vital, relevant, just faith.