Theater Seats

Since the release of Slow Church in June 2014, we have spoken in nearly 100 venues around North America — from backyards and living rooms, to churches, colleges and universities, and performance halls. These include intimate curated conversations with a dozen people, keynote presentations in front of 800 people, and weekend-long retreats.

We speak regularly on subjects related to Slow Church, reading and writing, asset-based community development, and neighborhood flourishing. Our presentations are flexible in length and in their use of multimedia. You can choose from a list of topics, or we can connect by phone or video chat to tailor a topic more closely aligned to your audience, event, and venue.

To start the conversation, please use the contact form below.

New: October 2017 Tour

I’m just starting to put together a speaking tour for early October, mostly in the eastern half of the United States. I’m excited to be out on the road again, to see what’s happening in neighborhoods around the country. I’ve also completely rewritten my Slow Church keynote, I’m creating two new workshops from scratch, and I’m working in material from my book-in-progress.

I’m currently available from October 2-4 and October 9-12, with some flexibility around the edges. The trip is being built around the Hutchmoot Conference in Nashville on October 5-8…and (let’s be transparent) a baseball game in Kansas City on October 1. I’m pretty flexible with what I can talk about, how, and where. If you think you might be interested, send me a message using the contact form below or send me an email directly at johnepattison [at] gmail [dot] com.
— John

 

Upcoming Events

August 25, 2017 :: Nav Neighbors :: Corvallis, OR

October 1, 2017 :: Oskaloosa, IA :: Private Workshop

October 5-8, 2017 :: Hutchmoot Conference :: Nashville, TN

October 9-10, 2017 :: Asbury University :: Wilmore, KY

October 12, 2017 :: Milligan College :: Johnson City, TN

October 14-15, 2017 :: Community Builders Summit :: Bend, OR

Select Recent Events

April 27, 2017 :: Rural Church Presence // Inhabit Conference Pre-Event :: Seattle, WA

April 28-29, 2017 :: Inhabit Conference :: Seattle, WA

April 7, 2017 :: Nav Neighbors :: Dupont, WA

January 27, 2017 :: Nav Neighbors :: Portland, OR

October 14-15, 2016 :: Neighborhood Transformation // Mountain Life Church :: Park City, UT

October 6-9, 2016 :: Hutchmoot Conference :: Nashville, TN

August 6, 2016 :: Slow Church Workshop :: Everett, WA

July 14, 2016 :: Private Event :: Noblesville, IN

July 13, 2016 :: The Hive :: Cincinnati, OH

July 12, 2016 :: The Rabbit Room :: Nashville, TN

July 10, 2016 :: First Christian Church :: Chattanooga, TN (two events)

July 9, 2016 :: Private Event :: Chattanooga, TN

July 9, 2016 :: Wild Goose Festival :: Hot Springs, NC

July 7, 2016 :: Deep River Friends Meeting :: High Point, NC

July 6, 2016 :: Private Event :: Louisville, KY

July 5, 2016 :: Englewood Christian Church :: Indianapolis, IN

May 3-5, 2016 :: Conspire Gathering :: Cincinnati, OH

April 28, 2016 :: Honors Program Lecture // Taylor University :: Upland, IN

April 15-17, 2016 :: Inhabit Conference :: Seattle, WA

April 14-16, 2016 :: Festival of Faith & Writing :: Grand Rapids, MI

April 7, 2016 :: Young Clergy Cohort // Indiana Center for Congregations :: Indianapolis, IN

March 5, 2016 :: Private Slow Church Retreat :: Kirkland, WA

February 26-27, 2016 :: National Student Leadership Conference // Taylor University :: Upland, IN

November 20, 2015 :: George Fox University Retreat :: Silverton, OR

October 22, 2015 :: Refuge Church :: Denver, CO

October 2015 :: Christian Community Development Association Conference :: Memphis, TN

July 19-23, 2015 :: Northwest Yearly Meeting // George Fox University :: Newberg, OR

July 2015 :: Wild Goose Festival :: Hot Springs, NC

April 29, 2015 :: Everett Homegrown Theology Pub Night :: Everett, WA

April 27-28, 2015 :: YWAM Community Development School :: Lakeside, MT

April 17-18, 2015 :: Inhabit Conference :: Seattle, WA

April 11, 2015 :: Pastors Retreat :: Yacolt, WA

April 2015 :: Oak Street Church :: Durham, NC

February 18, 2015 :: Roosevelt Community Church :: Bellingham, WA

December 7, 2014 :: Salem Alliance Church :: Salem, OR

November 12-13, 2014 :: Neighborhood Economics :: Louisville, KY

November 10-12, 2014 :: Slow Money Conference :: Louisville, KY

November 2014 :: Forum Lecture // Virginia Theological Seminary :: Alexandria, VA

October 2014 :: Hearts and Minds Books :: Dallastown, PA

September 26-27, 2014 :: Christ & Cascadia Conference :: Seattle, WA

September 4, 2014 :: Clackamas Friends Church :: Clackamas, OR

July 19-24, 2014 :: Northwest Yearly Meeting // George Fox University :: Newberg, OR

June 25, 2014 :: St. David’s Episcopal Church :: Portland, OR

June 12, 2014 :: ReThinking Church // Warner Pacific College :: Portland, OR

June 9, 2014 :: Mustard Seed Associates :: Seattle, WA

June 8, 2014 :: Fountain Parish :: Bellingham, WA

June 7, 2014 :: Church of the Servant King :: Portland, OR

June 6, 2014 :: Slow Church Book Launch Party // Gear-Up Espresso :: Silverton, OR

June 4, 2014 :: Church of the Servant King :: Eugene, OR

May 8, 2014 :: The New Parish Silverton Salon :: Silverton, OR

April 25-26, 2014 :: Inhabit Conference :: Seattle, WA

April 3-5, 2014 :: Slow Church Conference :: Indianapolis, IN

 

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