Jesus People Workshops

What is a Jesus People Workshop?

The concept is really simple.

  • Connector.

    Hear New Ideas

    We want to introduce you to Jesus People … authors and speakers who excel at communicating thoughts and ideas that ultimately point people toward Jesus.

  • Connector.

    Wrestle With Those Ideas ... Together

    Following Jesus is not based on getting the answers right. So you’ll be invited to wrestle with the tensions and questions you encounter with others who attend.

Thriving Family Workshop • Monday, July 17

Thriving Family Workshop

with Mark & Lisa Scandrette, authors of Belonging & Becoming: Creating A Thriving Family Culture
Monday, July 17 • 5:30-8pm
Cost: Free

Dinner: Tacos Galacticos will be on campus serving their street tacos. Bring a few extra dollars to purchase dinner.


Today’s families face many challenges and competing demands.

Now, more than ever, we need a vision for family that is creative, intentional, soulful and globally aware.

In this two hour workshop we’ll explore tools and perspectives that can help you create a family culture where each person is loved and supported to become all they were made to be for the good of the world.

Mark Scandrette is an author, speaker, activist and networker among innovative Christian leaders. His books include FREE: Spending Your Time and Money On What Matters Most (IVP 2013), Practicing the Way of Jesus (InterVarsity Press 2011), and Belonging and Becoming: Creating A Thriving Family Culture (with Lisa Scandrette).

Mark is the founding director of ReIMAGINE: A Center for Integral Christian Practice based in San Francisco, where he leads an annual series of retreats, Learning Labs and projects designed to help participants integrate the teachings of Jesus into all aspects of life through shared practices and intentional community experiments.

He and his wife Lisa and their three children live in the Mission District of San Francisco.

About Practicing the Way of Jesus

Take a casual survey of how people practice their faith, and you might reasonably conclude that Jesus spent his life going door to door offering private lessons, complete with chalkboard and pop quizzes. We think about God in the comfort of our own minds, in isolation from one another; meanwhile the world waits for a people to practice the way of Jesus together. Mark Scandrette contends that Jesus has in mind something more lively for us: not a classroom so much as a kingdom, where our formation takes place not only in our heads but in our hearts and our bodies, and in the company of one another, in a way that blesses the world we’ve been entrusted with.

In Practicing the Way of Jesus Scandrette draws from his experience as a spiritual director and leader of an intentional community, as well as the best contemporary thinking on kingdom spirituality, to paint a picture of life lived together, in the way of Jesus–which is another way of saying life lived to the full.

About Belonging and Becoming

Many of us feel overwhelmed about the prospect of raising children in our high-performance, rapid-pace culture. Reflecting on difficulties from our own families of origin can increase our doubt and insecurity about being a good parent. Positive examples of family life can seem few and far between.

Mark and Lisa Scandrette understand these challenges, and in Belonging and Becoming they cast a compelling vision of what the family can be. They offer wisdom from the joys and struggles of their own life, and practical guidance for creating a healthy and deeply rooted family culture. Whether you’ve been a parent for some time, you’re just starting out, or you’re only starting to think about it, this book will inspire you to take new steps toward family thriving.

Now more than ever, we need a new vision for family that is creative, intentional, soulful, and globally aware. Whatever the make up of your household, your family can be a space of belonging, where each person feels safe, loved, cherished and cared for, and a place of becoming, where each person is supported to to develop who they are for the good of the world.