The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology and The Parish Collective are preparing to join hundreds of leaders and practitioners on April 17-18 for Inhabit: Faithful Practice in the New Commons. Inhabit is a two-day conference designed to engage, encourage, and empower innovative, missional practitioners by asking questions and sparking dialogue about how we practice the way of Jesus in specific places.

For the fifth year, Inhabit will gather hundreds of practitioners, pastors, social entrepreneurs, church planters, community leaders, environmentalists, denominational executives, publishers, professors, urban planners, and artists from all over the globe to connect, collaborate, and celebrate the good work being done in thousands of neighborhoods and parishes. They share a common vision for seeing the transformation of the church through participation in the neighborhood.

Through imaginative Keynote Presentations, participatory, out-of-the-box Symposiums, and specialized, place-related Smart Labs, the Inhabit environments provide diverse contexts for engagement and dialogue. This year’s keynote speakers will include Leroy Barber, a minister and author who has confronted poverty, homelessness, and racism in local neighborhoods for more than 25 years; Nicole Baker Fulgham, founder and president of The Expectations Project, a non-profit organization devoted to helping close the academic achievement gap in public schools; Alan Roxburgh, a pastor, teacher, writer, and consultant with more than 30 years of experience in church leadership, consulting, and seminary education; and Alexie Torres-Fleming, executive director of Access Strategies Fund, activist, community organizer, advocate, and urban planner with more than 20 years of experience in social justice leadership in low income communities of color.

This year’s Inhabit conference is April 17-18. Early Bird registration, only $149, is open through April 4. Register here.