Joining Jesus as a Congregation

What is the best way to make discipling for the mission of God the core of what your congregation does? In this session Greg will identify the key things leaders can do to shift the congregational culture so that making disciples becomes the new normal. It's simpler than you think.

Presenter: Greg Finke
Rev. Greg Finke is the founder and Executive Director of Dwelling 1:14 and author of the books, “Joining Jesus on His Mission,” and, “Joining Jesus – Show Me How.”  Dwelling 1:14 is a non-profit ministry which helps leaders disciple their people to join Jesus on His mission in the places they already live, work and go to school ( The name Dwelling 1:14 references John 1:14 and the incarnational, missional nature both of Jesus and those who would follow him into the world.

Greg offers consulting and training experiences for congregations and their leaders in discipling, living missionally, and multiplying missional community environments. 

Before founding Dwelling 1:14, Greg had been the senior pastor of Messiah Lutheran in Midland, Michigan for 18 years and Gloria Dei Lutheran in Houston, Texas for three years. Greg and his wife, Susan, have three daughters and enjoy life as neighborhood missionaries in League City, Texas. 

As the leader of Dwelling 1:14, Greg brings experience in discipling and missional living and a practitioner’s insights to all he does.  He has worked with pastors and leaders all across the U.S. and Canada.  He continues to learn with his family and friends in their own missional communities in League City. 

Greg is a graduate of Concordia University Chicago (1985) and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis (1989).

Greg is a frequent presenter at conferences such as FiveTwo, Best Practices, Pastoral Leadership Institute, and other Synodical, District and regional gatherings.