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Worship Gatherings

with Mike Cosper & Nick Bogardus

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Gain a vision for truly countercultural worship gatherings.

Join a cohort of twelve men and women for a unique leadership development experience. You will learn the elements of a Gospel-centered liturgy, key cultural dynamics that form the people you minister to,  and how to leverage those cultural insights in liturgies, preaching and worship gatherings.


What is the goal?

The goal of this cohort is to equip lead pastors and worship pastors to practically apply the implications of works like Disruptive Witness by Alan Noble and Rhythms of Grace by Mike Cosper to their worship gatherings and produce liturgical elements for their churches.

What questions will be answered?

Why and what is a Gospel-centered liturgy?

What are the cultural forces and themes of our current moment?

How can we counter-culturally form our churches through our worship gatherings?

What are the outcomes?

Participants will be creating two service orders that they will commonly use in their churches, explanations for each element to use in written or verbal communication, and questions based on the topic to incorporate in sermon prep.

What is the cost and how can I register?

Cost is $900 for Sojourn Network leaders, $1200 for leaders outside the network due by Friday, August 2nd, 2019. Sojourn Network pastors and leaders can apply for scholarship assistance to bring your cohort costs down. Please apply below. Once accepted, you will be considered registered after you have paid the registration cost through our website.


Meet the Cohort Leaders

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MIKE COSPER serves as the Interim President of Sojourn Network. For 16 years, Mike served as one of the founding pastors at Sojourn Community Church in Louisville, Kentucky. He started Harbor Media in 2016. He's the author of several books, including Faith Among the Faithless: Learning from Ester How to Live in a World Gone Mad (Nelson Books, 2018), The Stories We Tell (Crossway, 2014) and Recapturing the Wonder: Transcendent Faith in a Disenchanted World (Intervarsity Press, 2017). He and his wife Sarah live in Louisville, Kentucky, with their daughters, Dorothy and Maggie.

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NICK BOGARDUS brings an accomplished and diverse background and a pastoral heart to his leading, coaching, and teaching. Nick has experienced success as a marketplace leader, an adjunct teacher at a university, a Director-level leader at a megachurch, and a planter and lead pastor of two churches. He is passionate about helping other leaders grow in self-awareness, team dynamics, and leading through change.

Nick is currently the lead pastor of Cross of Christ Church, recently was the Pastor-in-Residence for Biola University’s Center for Christian Thought and completed the Soul Care Institute with CrossPointe Ministry. He previously completed the pastoral leadership program at the Resurgence Training Center and did his church planting residency through Fellowship Associates in Little Rock.

A native of Orange County, California, Nick spent a decade in the music industry. Eight of those years he ran New Noise Management, an artist management company that oversaw the careers of bands like Thrice, Cold War Kids, and Matt Costa. He and his team developed the artists from the garage to major labels, performing on the main stage at festivals like Coachella and Sasquatch, and appearing on late night shows Letterman, Leno, and Conan O’Brien.

He took his experience to Biola University as an adjunct teacher, creating and teaching the school’s first music management class which then went on to be adapted for UCLA's Extension Program.

He has also been the Media and Public Relations specialist for the Belief Agency in Seattle where he’s worked on crisis communications and communication strategy for private companies and has consulted for churches.

Prior to planting, Nick was the Media & Public Relations Director for Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill during the height of the church from 2009-2011. In that role, Nick oversaw communications for Mars Hill, Acts 29, and the Resurgence, secured Mark a regular column in the Washington Post, garnered coverage by CNN, ABC, Dateline, local news, and Loveline w/ Dr. Drew, as well as acting as an on-camera spokesman.

Nick loves to surf, 90's and early 2000's independent music, cooking over live fire and has a love/hate relationship with trail running and USC football.