Who Do We Serve?

  • “The Profile of a Typical Pinnacle Forum Partner”The “lonely Christian leader” – the leader with many colleagues and acquaintances but few, if any, close, trusted Christian confidantes.
  • The leader who is concerned about the deterioration of our culture and who is passionate about living out “love thy neighbor” by transforming the culture.
  • The leader who doesn’t want to settle for mediocrity but who deeply desires to walk the path with Christ to maturity.
  • The leader who wants to be empowered and unleashed for greater servant-leadership.

We understand who you are, and that’s why we do what we do – because that’s who we are.

What is a Participant?

There are two ways leaders can initially get involved in Pinnacle Forum. One is as a “Partner” (described below), and the other is as a “Participant.”

A Participant is someone who sees the value of Pinnacle Forum and is interested in finding out more, but isn’t yet ready to sign up as a Partner. This is a “taste and see” opportunity, where we connect someone who wants to start as a Participant to an existing Forum or a new one that’s starting.

After a handful of times of experiencing a Forum, Participants then have the option to sign up as a Partner or decide that ongoing involvement with Pinnacle Forum in a Forum as a Partner is not for them at this time.

Our Promise to You

  • We respect you as a leader so we don’t hard sell what we offer; we invite you to join us. To us, you’re not a customer, consumer or a number.
  • We know you’re busy (leaders always are), so we respect your time. We’ll work with you to give you the best opportunity to experience a Forum on a trial basis in a way that works with your schedule.
  • We respect your decision whether or not to become a Pinnacle Forum Partner. We want you to be the best you can be in Christ, even if it means you choosing not to be a part of our community at this time.

We’ve helped hundreds and hundreds of leaders just like you grow in Christ AND discover and live out God’s unique calling and purpose for their lives.

Contact us and let’s talk.

What is a Partner?

A “Partner” is a member of Pinnacle Forum who commits to do the following:

  • Actively participate in a local Forum or Video TeleForum, TeleConferences, the National Conference and other Pinnacle Forum events, for the purpose of on-going personal transformation in Christ and to discover and execute his/her God-given calling to transform culture..
  • Work through his/her sphere of influence and employ time and resources to transform lives, communities and local and national culture.
  • Share the Good News of Jesus Christ with other influencers, and pray regularly for God’s guidance, wisdom and blessing upon Pinnacle Forum and its Partners and their impact on our culture.
  • Keep any information or knowledge gained about any Pinnacle Forum Partner confidential, unless given a release to do so by the Partner to share with others.
  • Acknowledge that I am a steward of God’s money and will contribute at least $1,200 per year or $100 per month to the Pinnacle Forum movement. Unless I reside in one of the Chapter areas, my entire investment is for the National Support Center to plant and grow Forums throughout the nation. Should I reside in a Chapter area, $800 of my annual support will provide support for this Chapter.
  • Refrain from self-promotion of business or organizations to other Partners.

Why Become a Partner

We’re often asked, “what’s the benefit of being a Pinnacle Forum Partner?”  The greatest “benefit” is what happens to each of us! — the personal transformation that comes through active participation in a Forum and Pinnacle Forum events.

Modesto-Mens-Forum-square-tableAs God transforms us from the inside out He conforms us to the image of Christ. It is through this transformation (theologians call it “sanctification”) that we find the joy, peace and abundant life Jesus promised us – the greatest “benefit” of all.  It’s this transformation we strive for through our Forums.

Our Forum experience also offers the immeasurable benefit of entering into and nurturing deep, confidential and authentic relationships with other Christian leaders.  As we invest in each others’ lives we experience the promise of community that is our rightful inheritance in Christ but which too many Christian leaders do not realize or enjoy.

“We need a safe place…we talk about our victories, losses, struggles and successes with our peers.  We desperately need what’s available in a Forum.”Bob Barbee, Member of the Board of Directors, Elevate Phoenix

Through Pinnacle Forum, influential leaders have the opportunity to grow in, model and proclaim the transformative message of Jesus, “I did not come to be served but to serve.”  In other words, to move beyond earthly success to eternal significance.

Because we were created to express the image of Christ in love to others, we then find fulfillment in the discovery and execution of our unique calling to be salt and light in our culture.  This is the second significant benefit of Pinnacle Forum – helping you discover and execute God’s purpose to which you were called.  As Frederick Buechner writes, “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”

Partners and friends gathering at a 2016 Wisconsin Leadership Summit

Partners and friends at a 2016 Wisconsin Leadership Summit

Buechner’s observation is that there is deep satisfaction, exhilaration, even delight in discovering and acting upon what God created you to do.

What happens in a Forum? The Check-in (Encourage); the Study (Equip); the Discussion of Cultural Impact (Engage and Execute).

Our Forums and Four “E” Strategy will help you discover what that “deep gladness” is, what you were uniquely created to do to advance God’s kingdom, and how you can execute this to move beyond earthly success to eternal significance.

The third Partner benefit is the opportunity to help plant and cultivate Pinnacle Forum Chapters and Forums across the country.  Pinnacle Forum is a national movement with a national footprint, in obedience to the Great Commission command to make disciples of all nations.

You help us reach others with your time, talents and financial resources. In doing so each of us becomes empowered by being part of a move of God to fulfill the Great Commission that is bigger than ourselves.

What do Partners get for their $100 a month contribution?

Pinnacle Forum then provides you practical benefits to assist you in realizing the benefits of personal and cultural transformation described above.  These include:

Partner Benefits

Password-protected access to our Pinnacle Forum Partner Portal.

  • Connect with other Pinnacle Forum Partners across the country by accessing the Partner Directory.
  • Connect with Partners who share your particular area of passion and calling within the Seven Mountains of Culture.
  • Manage your Partnership, Event registrations and other Donations.

Discounted rates for our National Conference, regional events and seminars.screenshot-pinnacleforum.us 2016-02-25 18-16-14

Access to best practices for Chapter and Forum development.

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Access to nationally-known speakers through events such as our live monthly TeleConferences.

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How to Become a Partner

You can apply to become a Partner online by clicking the button below.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions when filling out your Partner Commitment form.

Find a Forum

The stars on the map represent areas where we have Partners all across the country. Most of our Forums have transitioned to Video format, although there are still a few physical Forums. Our Video format began to take shape in 2018, as it provided a way to connect more leaders nationally, remove any obstacles for travel and busy schedules, and provide rich relationships that wouldn’t happen due to distance limitations. If you feel that you are ready to visit a Forum or just want to learn more, we’ll setup a call for you and one of our Field Directors. Just click the button to complete our short form.

Connect to Central Illinois Chapter

Email Executive Director, Tim Johnson.

Connect to Rapid City SD Chapter

Email Executive Director, Bob Parsons.


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