Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 @ 3 PM ET

A Free Webinar from:

The Deeply Formed Pastor:

Five Crucial Practices to Flourish in Faith and Ministry


Pastoral ministry in this current cultural moment is a disorienting enterprise. Pastors are trying to maintain meaningful connection with their communities in the midst of a pandemic, while navigating racial distress, economic upheaval, and a political maelstrom that will only become more divisive as we approach Election Day. How does one lead holistically, and from a deep center? How does one create a formational environment conducive for the Spirit to powerfully work in our lives and in those of our congregants?

Rich Villodas, lead pastor of New Life Fellowship in Queens, NY and the author of The Deeply Formed Life invites you to a free online event to learn more about his ambitious reframing of formation, a reframing that will move us towards a paradigm of discipleship that wrestles faithfully with the moment we are in.

In this event, you will learn about Rich's five transformative values to root us in the way of Jesus:

  • Contemplative Rhythms: slowing down our lives to be with God
  • Interior Examination: looking beneath the surface of our lives to live free and love well
  • Racial Justice: examining a multi-layered approach to pursuing racial justice and reconciliation
  • Sexual Wholeness: exploring how our sexuality connects with our spirituality
  • Missional Presence: living as the presence of Christ in a broken and disengaged world

In an increasingly fractured time, where little common ground can be found, these pathways can transform lives from the inside out and empower people to follow Jesus in the midst of the many divisive, pressing issues of our day. Join us for this special event hosted by Missio Alliance's Lisa Rodriguez-Watson, and experience a deeper way to live and lead.

Register below to join the free webinar on Zoom.

Also, you can purchase The Deeply Formed Life by Rich Villodas here. Use code LEADER30 which will provide 30% off and free shipping.

October 14, 2020 // 3 PM EST


Rich Villodas is the Brooklyn-born lead pastor of New Life Fellowship, a large, multiracial church with more than seventy-five countries represented in Elmhurst, Queens. Rich graduated with a BA in pastoral ministry and theology from Nyack College. He went on to complete his Master of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary. He enjoys reading widely, and preaching and writing on contemplative spirituality, justice-related issues, and the art of preaching. He's been married to Rosie since 2006 and they have two beautiful children, Karis and Nathan. His first book, The Deeply Formed Life, was released September 15th, 2020.

Lisa Rodriguez-Watson, for nearly two decades, has served as an urban church planter, collegiate minister, seminary professor, international missionary and community development practitioner. Her heart to see people reconciled to God and to one another has led her to invest her life, family and ministry in places and people that have often been looked over by the world.

In addition to her role as National Director of Missio Alliance, she serves as Associate Pastor of Discipleship and Equipping at Christ City Church. She now lives in Washington, DC where she is a mom to 3 fantastic children, Nathan, Elias, and Annelies, and a wife to her best friend Matthew, who serves as Pastor of Teaching and Outreach at Christ City Church.