"The Art of Neighboring” One-Day Leadership Conference with Jay Pathak & Dave Runyon

Thursday May 18, 2017
8:30 am – 4:30 pm at Northshore Community Church in Kirkland, WA

$19 per person

Price includes:
- A copy of The Art of Neighboring book
Box lunch & snacks


"walk-in" registrations are available

The ultimate goal of church planting is not planting churches…it is saturating our communities and cities with the good news of Jesus Christ. We want to plant highly-evangelistic, mission-minded churches throughout the Pacific Northwest. To do that, we have to help our people love their neighbors.

When Jesus was asked to sum up everything into one command, He said to love God with everything we have and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Most of us have turned this simple idea of loving our neighbors into a nice saying, putting it on bumper stickers and refrigerator magnets and then going on with our lives without actually putting it into practice. What would happen if every follower of Jesus took the Great Commandment literally…like in literally loving our neighbors in our neighborhood? Could the relationships built in our neighborhoods change not only the lives and families in our neighborhoods, but could they also be the vehicles by which communities and cities begin to be restored? 

This year’s One Day Leadership Conference will be focused on how we can actually love our neighbors. We will be joined by Jay Pathak and Dave Runyon, the authors of The Art of Neighboring.

Jay Pathak planted the Mile High Vineyard in 2001. As the Lead Pastor, he strategically guides the mission and vision of the church as a whole, is the main teaching pastor and provides oversight to each of their neighborhood churches. He has spoken nationally and internationally for Vineyard and other groups in both conference and classroom settings. In addition, he is a member of Vineyard USA’s Executive Team.  



Dave Runyon is the co-founder and executive director of CityUnite, which fosters cross-sector collaboration between government, business, and communities of faith in Denver, CO. A former pastor, Runyon serves as a consultant for businesses that have a desire to make a difference in their communities. In 2010 he led a neighboring movement that mobilized more than 20 churches and 15,000 people in the Northwest Denver metropolitan area.



Event Schedule & Topics

8:30    Registration begins

9:00   Welcome: Church Planting Northwest Vision & Purpose

9:30    Session 1: Taking the Great Commandment Literally—What if Jesus meant that we should love our actual neighbors? (Jay & Dave)

10:15    Team Exercise

10:45   Break

11:00    Session 2: I’m Not Your Project—Our Motives Really Matter (Jay & Dave)

11:30    Team Exercise

12:00   Lunch (included)

1:00     Break

1:15      Session 3: Major Hurdles—Time & Fear (Jay & Dave)

2:00    Team Exercise

2:30    Break

2:45    Session 4: If I Could Turn Back Time—What we've learned since writing the book (Jay & Dave)

3:30    Team Exercise

4:30    Complete