We are excited to announce that we will host the 2021 Xenos Summer Institute on July 16th and 17th. This year's theme is Rediscovering Community. Community is something we all have come to miss and grow in appreciation of after a year of living in the midst of a pandemic.
How good and how pleasant it is for God's people to dwell together in unity! Psalm 133:1
For health and safety reasons this year's conference will have a few changes. First, XSI is a 2-day event - Friday evening and all day Saturday. Secondly, seating will be limited and once capacity is reached registration will close. Lastly, to accommodate social distance seating you can register to attend at several different venues; in one venue the speakers will be in-person and the other locations will have the plenary speakers simulcast. Our fellowship, Dwell Community Church, has made several other changes to ensure the health and safety of our members and guests.
We are looking forward to seeing you at XSI 2021!
Jay Pathak is the Lead Pastor of the Mile High Vineyard church in Denver. He co-wrote the book The Art of Neighboring with Dave Runyon where they dare to challenge us to wonder what would happen if every follower of Jesus took the Great Commandment literally, by loving our actual neighbors. Jay has a BA in Philosophy from The Ohio State University and is a graduate of the Vineyard Leadership Institute. He served as a leader in the Vineyard’s young-adult ministry in Columbus, Ohio and as an intern to the senior pastor, Rich Nathan. He and his wife, Danielle, were married in 1998 and have two daughters, Jasmine and Sofia.
Scott Sauls is husband to Patti, dad to Abby and Ellie, and serves as senior pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee. Prior to Nashville, Scott was a Lead and Preaching Pastor at Redeemer Presbyterian in New York City after planting two churches in Kansas City and Saint Louis. Scott has authored several books, including Jesus Outside the Lines and his most recent work, A Gentle Answer. He blogs regularly at scottsauls.com. His work has been featured in Christianity Today, Relevant Magazine, Qideas, Catalyst, Leadership Magazine, Outreach Magazine, annvoskamp.com, The Gospel Coalition, and several other publications. You can connect with Scott on Facebook or Twitter/Instagram at @scottsauls.
Bishop Timothy Clarke
Bishop Timothy Joseph Clarke is a faithful pastor, anointed teacher, strategic thinker, and articulate and prolific preacher. His love of God and people are expansive enough to reach the nations and microscopic enough to touch individuals on a personal level. He is the visionary leader and Senior Pastor of First Church of God in Columbus, Ohio. Bishop Clarke has served in Christian leadership positions at the local and national levels, is an author of numerous books, his latest Celebrating the Family: Lessons from the Book of Ruth, and he is the founder and Chief Prelate of the Berean Fellowship, an international assembly partnering with pastors of small to mid-size churches. Bishop Clarke is the husband of Lady Clytemnestra Lawson Clarke, and a loving father and grandfather.