Northland, a Church Distributed and yolk Announce Innovative Initiative for 21st Century Faith Leaders

Orlando, Florida. – July 21, 2015 – Northland, A Church Distributed and Yolk LLC announced their collaboration to inspire and connect innovative leaders for a 21st century church distributed.

“The church has done wonderful things in the centuries gone by,” said Dr. Joel Hunter, Senior Pastor of Northland. “What we have not done well is develop innovative leaders. The church’s future will be shaped as A Church Distributed collaborates with Yolk to build leadership that simply has never been built before, a viral movement of innovative and creative leaders that is not coming from any other source.”

The new collaboration will feature a series of micro-summits entitled What Might We Imagine, A Church Distributed for the 21st Century beginning in January 2016 on Northland’s Orlando campus. Streamed live globally, the summits reach out to faith innovators who are looking to connect with each other and will feature yolk’s community of bestselling Christian storytellers and innovators including Karen Kingsbury, Josh McDowell, Ted Dekker, Cecil Murphey, Jeff Dixon, Fred St. Laurent, and others.

“21st century faith is exhilarating, smart, innovative and alive,” said Ken Eastburn, head of Yolk’s Distributed Church division and former Director of House2house and Simple Church, the world’s largest house church network recently purchased by Yolk. "It’s time for us to merge spiritual faith communities with a distributed church strategy and the innovative leadership necessary to lead a new generation.”

“Someday, somewhere, there must be a church that is everywhere, everyday,” says Hunter. “That someday is now.”

About Northland, A Church Distributed
Northland, a Church Distributed in Orlando, Florida is a pioneering congregation of 20,000 focused on building an international community of worshipers.

About yolk LLC.
yolk empowers and equips spiritual innovative leaders to shape 21st century faith. Utilizing storytelling strategies and content, leadership development and advanced technology, yolk has developed a platform called The yolk Experience ™ that was created specifically to connect catalytic leaders to each other and their communities.