Following God into a Hopeful Future

Leading Faithful Innovation

A free webinar exploring refreshment for ministry and deeper connections with God and others.

Join us on April 19, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Central

A Book Launch Especially for You

Feeling like your faith community is going through the motions? You are not alone. Churches and other communities of faith are navigating seismic changes. And now many of our leaders and worshippers are experiencing burnout.

With congregations facing so many continual changes, is there a way forward?

The new book, Leading Faithful Innovation: Following God Into a Hopeful Future, gives a resounding yes and a practical way forward with hope. Find out more about the book here.

On April 19, join the book’s authors, Dwight Zscheile, Michael Binder, Tessa Pinkstaff—along with panelists Holly Rankin Zaher and Matt Short for a conversation centered on the hopeful work of faithful innovation. Register now for this free webinar to attend live. Can’t make it live? No problem! Everyone who registers will receive the recording.

What You'll Gain:

  • Clear guidance from leaders who have been through the same challenges you are facing
  • An overview of the faithful innovation process
  • Insight on new and ancient practices to embody your faith and sustain your service
  • A fresh openness to God’s leading for your daily life and ministry
  • An on-demand recording after the live event to watch and share

Meet the Authors

Dwight Zscheile

Dwight Zscheile

Dwight Zscheile is vice president of innovation and professor of congregational mission and leadership at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. An Episcopal priest, he is author of Participating in God's Mission: A Theological Missiology for the Church in America (with Craig Van Gelder), The Agile Church: Spirit-Led Innovation in an Uncertain Age, People of the Way: Renewing Episcopal Identity, and The Missional Church in Perspective: Mapping Trends and Shaping the Conversation (with Craig Van Gelder) and editor of Cultivating Sent Communities: Missional Spiritual Formation. A graduate of Stanford University (BA), Yale University (MDiv) and Luther Seminary (PhD, Congregational Mission and Leadership), he has served congregations in Virginia and Minnesota. Dwight's experience growing up in a secular home in California has shaped his commitment to helping the church cultivate Christian community across populations and generations in today's world.

Michael Binder

Michael Binder

Michael Binder is assistant professor of congregational mission and leadership at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. Michael's teaching focuses on starting new congregations, leading change in congregations, and practicing Christian witness and evangelism amidst secular cultures. He is a founding pastor of Mill City Church in northeast Minneapolis and continues to serve there. He has worked as a consultant with hundreds of congregations and denominations in the U.S. and Canada. Michael is a graduate of Carleton College (Northfield, Minnesota), Bethel University (MDiv), and Luther Seminary (PhD, Congregational Mission and Leadership).

Tessa Pinkstaff

Tessa Pinkstaff

Tessa Pinkstaff is a program manager and grant writer at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her work focuses on innovation in the church, including training experiences for pastors and judicatory leaders seeking new ways to lead their ministries. Tessa is passionate about spiritual practices as a means for developing an intimate relationship with God. She teaches introductory workshops and multi-week courses on the practices, and she also leads a weekly scripture meditation webcast for pastors in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Tessa is a graduate of Bethel Seminary with a Master of Arts in Ministry, and she is pursuing a certificate in spiritual direction from Christos in Lino Lakes, Minnesota. She has a BA in clinical psychology from the University of Northwestern-St. Paul.

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April 19, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Central

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