Reimagine Place


An amazing movement of love, compassion, and restoration is springing up in towns all over North America. 

ReImagine Place is a year-long learning cohort sponsored by the Navigators Neighbors designed to inspire ordinary people who identify as followers of Jesus. This training is an invitation to partner with God in His dream to restore and reconcile the world to Himself, starting with the geography of our very own lives. 

Though there is some homework, as opposed to purely intellectual learning experiences, this cohort is intended to engage the whole person. We ask participants to engage content with their hearts and minds and then practice with their hands and lives. Learning is designed to engage the five senses, the intellect, and the heart. The cohort is highly relational and intentionally practical. We incorporate story, wonder, practice, and time to create a learning experience that is truly transformative. 

Contact Julie Heiliger for more information

ReImagine Place 2024-2025

Dates for a combined virtual and in-person hybrid are forthcoming!

Past Locations for ReImagine Place

  • Washington D.C.-Baltimore region
  • Minneapolis
  • Portland-Corvalis-Dupont region
  • Cincinnati
  • Denver
  • Austin
  • Detroit
  • Colorado Springs
  • Seattle
  • Columbus

Now being offered in a combined virtual and in-person format! 



Kristie Monteiro

Castro Valley, California

“I had the unique opportunity to take six local friends with me through ReImagine Place in 2016. The combination of four powerful teaching and training intensives, but also a hands-­on practice element in between, has catapulted our group of local missional practitioners into deepening Kingdom activities in our own local ministry. The stimulation, common language, and the discipline to withdraw together for our common mission has been a life­-giving investment to us personally and has deepened our passion for seeing how we bring Good News that has a generational rippling effect in a community for years to come.”


Brad and Melissa Reinhard

Columbus, OH

“My wife and I had an opportunity to attend ReImagine Place in 2023. It has been one of the few spaces where we have been around people who share a genuine heart and passion for our neighborhood. We left each session encouraged to continue living on mission, and we grew in our love and passion for living missionally in our neighborhood through our time together the past year. To be around a group of people who have committed their lives to the Lord and to live on mission has been a true gift to us, and we have benefited from their decades of wisdom and experiences of living the Gospel in their spaces. We continue to stay connected to people from our cohort and use what we have learned to engage our neighbors and neighborhood with refreshed vision and purpose. We are so grateful for our time in our cohort and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for practical, simple, and Gospel-centered ways to engage their neighbors and neighborhood.”


Cathy Keim

Castro Valley, California

“The Navigators Neighbors experience has greatly helped to expand my understanding of God’s heart for our local communities. My heart has been opened to the possibilities of seeing the gospel manifest itself through us, the Church, touching others’ lives in the simple act of being neighborly. The idea that I—a stay-at-home mom of school-aged kids—can be of use to the Kingdom just by living out Christ’s love in openness and generosity with my neighbors has been revolutionary and liberating.”


Mike Darnell

Jacksonville, North Carolina

“I am excited learning ‘new’ Kingdom values, learning to live in my place, not above my place, now more than ever. Do not allow the world to squeeze you into its consumer mentality as I have. God places us in our neighborhoods to live among and next door to folk, not slip in and out of our homes simply as a tool to get the ‘mission’ done. God is teaching Navigators Neighbors a new language–come and see! Link up and get rooted!”


Stephanie Wood

Castro Valley, California

“After being invited to participate in Reimagine Place, I discovered something much larger than my own story is unfolding. God is at work knitting together people across the country within their communities to advance His Kingdom. From people’s hearts, to the land, even architecture and economies, His redemptive work is at hand. ReImagine Place has given me language for the things God has been pressing on my heart and it has connected me to like-­hearted people across the country. Participating has been a gift, and it has the possibility for exponential impact.”


John Winder

Corvallis, Oregon

“ReImagine Place has given me a vision for what God, through his Church, is doing all around the country. To be in a room filled with followers of Jesus who have a vision and a passion to make Christ known in their neighborhood and city, to see the gospel come to bear where they live, work and play, and to join God in His dream to restore all things to Himself has been hugely inspiring. I will take that energy and creative inspiration back to my place with renewed vision and excitement.”