Jay Pathak is the National Director of Vineyard USA. He also serves as the Lead Pastor of the Mile High Vineyard, a family of neighborhood churches in Denver, that he and his wife Danielle, planted in 2001.

Jay co-wrote the book, The Art of Neighboring, with Dave Runyon. His passion for sharing his faith with the people around him is at the center of his calling.

Jay is a humble, empowering leader who is passionate about raising up leaders around him. His strengths, in particular, lie in strategically placing people on teams where they thrive. Additionally, he regularly thinks of ministry in context of culture and developing relationships and partnerships in the city, government, and across denominational lines.

Jay has led in various contexts throughout the Vineyard starting as an intern for Rich Nathan at the Columbus Vineyard in his early ministry days, and stretching into various positions of translocal leadership including serving on the Vineyard USA Executive Team for many years. He is a sought-after speaker and coach, while keeping strong ties to the local community.

Jay has a BA in Philosophy from The Ohio State University and is a graduate of the Vineyard Leadership Institute. Jay met his wife, Danielle, in high school and they were married in 1998; they have two beautiful daughters, Jasmine and Sofia. Whenever possible, you’ll find him on the golf course, hanging out with his friends and family, or enjoying a nice scotch. Maybe all together!


Workshop Session 3: The Behaviors of the Lost Cause
Dive deeper into the main stage conversation of The Behaviors of the Lost Cause with Jay Pathak, Daniel Im, Aaron Barnett and Hannah Barnett. Bring your questions for our speakers in this interactive panel discussion for next generation leaders.
Time: Wednesday, 2:30 – 3:30pm
Location: Worship Center - Room 124
Speakers: Jay Pathak, Daniel Im, Aaron Barnett, Hannah Barnett

MAIN SESSION 4: The Behaviors of the Lost Cause
Eight times in the New Testament we are told to "Love your neighbor." Jesus earned the nickname "friend of sinners" because he loved his neighbors the way they wanted to be loved. For us to create a culture of evangelism, we will risk being called, "friends of sinners" and become people who love our neighbors. The strategy that God used in the beginning to reach and redeem the world was a blessing strategy. God promised, "I will bless you ... and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you."(Genesis 12:2,3) The best way to accomplish Jesus' mission of reaching people far from God is for his people to become "Blessers!"
Day / Time: Wednesday, 4:00pm
Location: Worship Center - Auditorium

Workshop Session 4: One Eighty: The Return to Disciple Making — Activity to Intentionality
A fourth key turning point is a 180 from church activities to spiritual intimacy. A return to disciple making is a significant shift in our church cultures. Anytime we make changes to our cultures and begin to shift away from doing church activities to building relationships we'll run into barriers. If we can intentionally eliminate the following barriers we can engage in relational disciple making and offer people an intimate experience with God. I'm talking about barriers like idolizing busyness, neglect of the sabbath, professionalizing ministry, thinking discipleship is about content to name a few. As we intentionally tear down barriers we will create the relational space for disciples who love God and follow Jesus.
Time: Thursday, 8:45 – 9:45am
Location: Worship Center - Main Auditorium
Speakers: Leanna Weber, Jay Pathak, Ted Coniaris

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