Summary of the Initiative
This is an invitation to audacity—
to believe that the gospel is transformative today,
and that God’s Spirit is at work in the particularity
and uniqueness of our neighborhoods.
There is an amazing movement of love, compassion, and restoration springing up in the everyday life
of neighborhoods all over North America. The Navigators Neighbors Initiative is your invitation to develop the practices and partnerships you need for joining in on what God is doing in the place you live.
This initiative is a collaborative partnership between the Navigators Neighbors Mission and Parish Collective that will develop your capacity for living out the gospel naturally and relationally in your locality. You will learn practical ways for growing faithful presence, fostering missional engagement, and leading with others in transformative discipleship in the neighborhood. The practical training includes:
Navigators Neighbors Initiative Denver
Neighborhood tours to enhance our understanding through those living out a faithful presence in their context
Small-group interaction focused on sharing personal stories and experiences
Think-tank sessions with storyboarding exercises
will both challenge and affirm you as you follow the One who “became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood” (John 1:14, MSG
Come develop the practices and partnerships you need for joining what God is doing in the place you live.
There are three required three-day intensives throughout the year:
– January 25-27, 2019
Theme: Growing Your Personal Practice
– May 31-June 2, 2019
Theme: Adaptive Leadership in the Neighborhood
– September 13-15, 2019
Theme: Linking Locally and Beyond
All sessions begin on Friday at 4:00 p.m. and end on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. There is some preparation—such as reading a book and writing a short paper—prior to each of the three intensive sessions.
Costs & Application
A one-time registration fee of $150 per person ($275 per married couple) is payable at the time of acceptance into this initiative. Participants are responsible for their own travel, food, and lodging, although there may be opportunities to stay in host homes. See the reverse side to apply for the Nav Neighbors Initiative.
Apply Early—Space Is Limited
Please click the Media link below to apply for the Navigators Neighbors Initiative, or you will find a PDF of the application here. The application takes about 20 minutes to complete.
We look forward to the opportunity to hear your story, and to share our own. We are available to have conversations with you about this initiative, the application process, or any other question you may have. If you have any questions, feel free to email Mark Johnson here.