Thursday, Oct. 24 /
9 a.m.-2 p.m. /
Denver, Colo.

Thriving Churches, Thriving Cities 2019

Event details

If you’re like most pastors and ministry leaders, your days revolve around others’ needs and agendas. Whether you’re coordinating volunteers, counseling a member of the congregation, or sitting through staff meetings, it can be tough to find time for professional development or connecting with the community outside your church doors. On top of the demands of leading a local church, you face the complex realities of relating to a post-Christian city and its changing cultural norms.

How can you thrive professionally, while building a vibrant church that effectively serves the needs of our city?

Join Denver Institute for Faith & Work for a day of education and encouragement for church and ministry leaders just like you. Thriving Churches, Thriving Cities is an annual event designed to help leaders build personal and spiritual health, pastoral excellence, and thoughtfully engage their community. This year’s keynote speakers include:

Steve Cuss, pastor of Discovery Church and author of Managing Leadership Anxiety. All of us carry more pressure than we realize and it can take a serious toll on your own life and the organization you lead. What we fail to realize is that the stress we feel often comes from unrecognized anxiety rather than workload. In this workshop-style presentation, Steve will share a biblical framework for understanding anxiety and practical tools to break personal patterns, diagnose team health, and encounter God at a deeper level

Neil Hudson, Director of Church Relationships at London Institute of Contemporary Christianity and author of Gathered and Scattered: Equipping Disciples for the Frontline. Over the last decade Neil has equipped pastors around the world to lead whole-life disciplemaking through the local church. He will share principles for worship, teaching, and small group structures that prepare disciples for gospel witness in workplace, neighborhood, and civic life.

Combining keynote presentations with critical conversations and practical takeaways, Thriving Churches, Thriving Cities will refresh your calling, sharpen your skills, and encourage your soul. 

Pastors are encouraged to bring their ministry teams; discounts are available for students and groups. Tickets include coffee, refreshments, and lunch.


Steve Cuss

Author and Pastor

Neil Hudson

Director of Church Relationships

Josue “Mambo” De Leon

Founder/ Co-Lead Pastor

Jane Filkin

Pastor for Discipleship and Community

Ryan Tafilowski-Pastor

Associate Pastor

General Admission

Includes coffee, snacks, and lunch.

Thursday, October 24th

9 a.m.

Student Discount

Includes coffee, snacks, and lunch.

Thursday, October 24th

9 a.m.

Half Table

Save $20 when purchasing four tickets.

Thursday, October 24th

9 a.m.

Full Table

Save $40 when purchasing eight tickets.

Tuesday, September 24th

9 a.m.