Proven levers for strategic, transformational

ministry for vibrant faith in the 21st century

We invite you to join your fellow adaptive faith formation leaders and the Vibrant Faith team as we spend three days living in to the how-to’s of generating and sustaining a vibrant faith in Jesus Christ for today’s world.  We believe effective, transformational ministry will take focused work in three key arenas in the years ahead:

Creative. Collaborative. UnConference-y.

Join the vibrantfaith SUMMIT launch event April 25-27, 2017

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Adaptive Leadership

Transforming Relationships

digital engagement

Use this year and these 3 key arenas move your church toward vibrant faith. They follow the movements of God to bring new life to the church and its leaders:

  • A movement from event-based discipleship to whole-life discipleship.
  • A movement from formation as enlightenment to formation as relational attachment.
  • A movement from leadership as power to leadership as humble exploration.
  • A movement from “I teach you the faith” to faith forming tools are in my hand, almost all the time.  

 Move your church toward deep and vibrant faith.  


Launch Event Details


vibrantfaith Summit Launch

April 25-27, 2017

Evergreen Church | Bloomington,MN

Main Workshops: 9:00-3:00 each day

Free Time and Dinner: 4-7

Evening Sessions Tuesday & Wednesday: 7-9 at the Homewood Suites



$149 + travel

We love to encourage teams to learn together, so the group rate for 3 or more from any church is $129.00.

Event Site: Evergreen Church

2300 E 88th St. Bloomington, MN | MAP

Evergreen is centrally located in Bloomington, MN near MSP Airport and the Mall of America.



Homewood Suites by Hilton – Mall of America 2 room King Suite – $250 (evening sessions will be here)
2261 Killebrew Drive
Bloomington,Minnesota, 55425

Best Western – $119 w/Continental breakfast
1901 Killebrew Dr.
Bloomington, MN
(952) 854-8200

Country Inn & Suites – $139 w/Hot Breakfast
2221 Killebrew Drive
Bloomington, MN 55425
952 854-5555

Fairfield Inn – $109 w/Hot breakfast (a little further away)
2401 American Blvd. E.
Bloomington, MN


What will I come away with?
You’ll be ready to lead people into uncharted territory where the future looks nothing like the past.

You’ll be able to equip your leaders to read their ministry landscape and address adaptive challenges.

You’ll be prepared to move your faith forming ministry from a program-based model to one that is relationally based.

You’ll be equipped to keep the doors of your church open 24/7 through digitally-engaged ministry.

What if I can't be there for three days?
We’d love for you to experience the community and creativity that comes with devoting three days to re-shaping faith forming ministry.  But if you can’t, you can’t.  Each day will be fully devoted to one of the three key arenas for faith formation:  Adaptive Leadership; Transforming Relationships; Digitally-Engaged Ministry.  Let us know what works for you, and we’ll help you figure out how to be a part of the experience. One or two day options are available. Email us at
How can I take this back to churches in my area?

While the vibrantfaith Summit serves as a  gathering for ministry leaders who can  join us in Minneapolis, this Launch Summit is the first take on a unique training event that can easily be transported anywhere in the country and shaped to fit your needs. This April gathering is designed for you–influential leaders who will get a full taste of what God is up to through this uniquely designed and facilitated event.   We are excited about partnerships that will take the vibrantfaith Summit all across the country.

Who should come?

The Summit LAUNCH event is perfect for…

  • Regional/national/synodical/diocesan leaders
  • Lead pastors and priests
  • Partner organizations leaders
  • Faith formation leaders
  • Faith formation teams
  • Anyone who cared about vibrant fiath and wants to do something about it

LOCAL Summit events are perfect for

  • Faith formation leaders
  • Faith formation teams
  • Pastors & priests
  • Communications leaders
  • Children, Youth, & Family Ministry Professionals
  • Anyone who cares about vibrant faith and wants to do something about it


April 25-27

Minneapolis, MN

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throughout 2017-2018

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Meet the Facilitators

Jim Ladoux

Jim Ladoux

Partner for Coaching

Tom Schwolert

Tom Schwolert

Partner for First Third Ministry

Jared Rendell

Jared Rendell

Partner for Digital Strategies


Join us for the launch, then get local.

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