MINDSHIFT: join our webinar and learn about new ways of doing ministry in urban context

Webinar for Community on Mission Leaders

Learn the ins and outs of Communities on Mission and receive coaching through the launch of your first three Communities on Mission.

This class will provide you with everything you need to know about Communities on Mission. We’ll also hold you accountable to ACTUALLY start at least three Communities on Mission in less than eight weeks.

What can you expect from this Webinar?

Who is the webinar for?

Lead pastors and pastoral staff teams looking for ways to engage the community around them and re-engage those within their churches who are no longer interested in ‘church as usual’ can meet those goals through this course.

Church planters who desire to start something fresh and different that meets the culture where it is and isn’t ‘just another church’ will fulfill those desires with these tools.

Kingdom-minded entrepreneurs seeking to include their faith in their business and community can achieve this target using this training.

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Dr. Philip Zimmermann

Founder Church in Action

Dr. Philip Zimmerman is the co-founder and pastor of Church in Action. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Philip is known for strategic thinking and creative problem solving. He is a social entrepreneur, pastor and church planter who has started and led many churches, non-profits, and businesses. Philip received a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from European Nazarene College, a Masters of Arts in Spiritual Formation from Northwest Nazarene University, a Doctorate of Strategic Leadership from Regent University, and is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. When he is able, Philip teaches university courses in leadership and spiritual formation and speaks at leadership conferences around the globe. Philip has written two books: Problem Solving and Creativity and Time Management. He loves to read in coffee shops, is working on his golf game to become a single-digit handicap, and his exclamation of choice when cut off while driving is “Aardvark” (yes, he means the animal).

Personal Motto: If you have a problem, solve it. If you cannot solve it, give it to God.


Ed Dean

Director of Church in Action USA

Ed Dean is the Director of Church in Action USA. Born in Cincinnati, OH, Ed spent the first 27 years of his carrier in Sales and Marketing as the Senior VP of Sales for Westinghouse Lighting and seven years as the Senior VP of Marketing for Dorman Products. In 2004, Ed left the marketplace to serve as an executive pastor and has served at three churches. Ed has a degree in Sales and Marketing from Cincinnati State Technical College, Graduate School of Sales and Marketing Certificate from Syracuse University, and is an ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene. Ed is also a certified church consultant and has a Certification in Spiritual Direction. Ed and his wife Vickie live in Phoenix and have two adult children: Kristopher, and his wife Samantha, located in Queens, NYC; and Kelsey, located in Phoenix. Ed enjoys being an instigator of challenge , and great food, including Skyline Chili and Gates BBQ.

Personal Motto: “The root of all our personal and emotional difficulties is a lack of togetherness…” – Dr Larry Crabb

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