Jessie Cruickshank is a nationally recognized expert in both the fields of neuroeducation and experiential education. She has spent over a decade applying neuroeducation research to experiential education, adventure education, discipleship, and ministry training.

Jessie completed her Ed.M. in Harvard's Mind, Brain, and Education program. She has edited several books on the application of neuroscience and cognitive psychology to the field of education, and co-authored several publications including "Understanding and Mastering Complexity: Co-Constructed Learning Enhances Understanding," Information Age Newsletter edited by Robert Sylwester and "Evolving Kolb: Experiential Education in the Age of Neuroscience," published in the Journal of Experiential Education.

Jessie served as a state-side missionary for 15 years at Solid Rock Outdoor Ministries (SROM) as the Program Director and Administrative Director, helping SROM become the premier Christian outdoor program in the world and an international leader in discipleship and ministry training. As an ordained Foursquare minister, she currently serves as the Director of Leadership Development in the Gateway District. She also serves as member of the Foursquare National Church education team and as a Trustee of Life Pacific College.

Jessie is also a core team member of 100Movements, focusing on assessing APEST in organizations, developing authentic learning environments and building communitas. She is a philosopher, neuro-ecclesiologist, disciple-maker, and a student of generational dynamics and theology.


PRE-CONFERENCE: Movement Mobilization – Hosted by 100 Movements
Ten years ago, in his ground breaking and seminal book called The Forgotten Ways, Alan Hirsch identified 6 key elements that he suggested were common in every significant Christian movement. Over the last 10 years, numerous churches and Christian organizations have used this resource to help them begin to reimagine their own church as a movement. The challenge for the church has been and is to move those same ideas from paradigm shift to practice. This Exponential Movement Pre-conference will help Christian leaders and churches identify, assess and grow their practice of these 6 key elements for movement capacity. While many churches excel in some of these elements, few have been able to reach Level 5 capacity in all 6 parts of the mDNA (movement DNA). In this Multiplication Pre-Conference Journey, leaders will be introduced to the 6 elements of mDNA, leverage the biblical narrative as an interpretive lens for understanding their church's journey toward movement capacity, and identify the major barriers to making progress in building out their church as a movement. See list of all speakers in this pre-conference here.
Day / Time: Monday 1:00pm – 5:00pm and Tuesday 8:00am – 11:30am
Location: Faith Hall - Room 349

Workshop Session 2: Multiplication: The Move to Becoming 5
In this workshop the100M team will provide a biblical narrative for the journey toward becoming a Level 5 church, moving beyond addition to multiplication. Leveraging the Exodus story, we'll uncover the major rites of passage, the temptations as well as the indicators for each of the 5 stages of Movement.
Time: Wednesday, 8:45 – 9:45am
Location: Faith Hall - Room 301H

Workshop Session 3: APEST: Multiplying Leaders That Matter
Every movement is shaped by its leaders. But what kind of leaders is your movement multiplying? In this workshop the 100M Team will help your church think through what Movement Leadership looks like, help you learn how to multiply the leaders you have and identify the leaders you might be missing.
Time: Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:00pm
Location: Faith Hall - Room 301H

Workshop Session 5: Movement Initiative: Practical Next Steps to Building the Church as a Movement
In this workshop the100M team will discuss the practical next steps for building your church's operating system around the 6 key elements of mDNA. We will engage your most pressing movement questions and introduce you and your team to how the 100M learnings and practices might help empower you in this build-out process.
Time: Thursday, 8:45 – 9:45am
Location: Faith Hall - Room 301H

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