What is a Forum?
A Forum is much more than a Bible study. The Forum is a safe, confidential place where influential leaders invest in each other’s lives, build deep personal relationships, and use high-quality curriculum and resources to help each other apply Pinnacle Forum’s distinctive Four “E” Strategy. The Forum is the primary vehicle through which we advance our mission to “transform leaders to transform culture.”
Example of a Forum in action.
Forums are grouped into Chapters which are led by a Board of Directors and an Executive Director. Our Chapters are part of our broader national Pinnacle Forum movement, and are connected to each other through the National Support Center located in Scottsdale, Arizona.
One of our mottos is “think national transformation, act local transformation.” This is a bottom-up and top-down connected strategy for optimizing Jesus’ model of discipleship for advancing the kingdom of God on a national scale. Jesus’ equipping of his disciples (personal transformation at the local level) made possible a worldwide movement (transformation at the broader cultural level).
“Pinnacle Forum has helped me to be in a position to actively fulfill God’s purpose for my life…”
James Mukoyama, Jr., Major General (Ret.), President of Military Outreach USA
Our vision is to see Pinnacle Forum impact every region of the country and every one of the Seven Mountains of Culture. Find out more about becoming a Pinnacle Forum Partner and how you can experience the joy of growth in Christ and service to others in the advancement of cultural transformation!
Impact of Forums
As image bearers of the God who is love we were created for deep, authentic relationships. But our reality is typically far removed from this ideal. The norm, especially for influential leaders, is a life of acquaintances and colleagues but few, if any, close, trusting relationships.
The “value proposition” of Pinnacle Forum can be seen in our Partners, the lives of leaders that are changed and the influence these changed lives have on the world around them.
Our confidential Forums are designed to facilitate the discovery and development of the deep relationships God created us to experience. As Forum Partners invest in each other’s lives and apply Pinnacle Forum’s distinctive Four “E” Strategy – Encourage, Equip, Engage, Execute — they walk a rich and exciting journey toward finding and fulfilling their unique Christ-calling for cultural transformation.
Frederick Buechner writes, “The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” Find out how you can discover and unlock that “deep gladness” in a Pinnacle Forum.
Pinnacle Forum Partners have had significant impact…
Connecting to a Forum
There are two paths you can choose to connect to a Forum. The first is what we call a “Participant,” the second is as a “Partner.”
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 few months 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.Find out more about the Pinnacle Forum Partner commitment.
If you’d like to explore Pinnacle Forum as a Participant please contact us here.
A “Partner” is someone who becomes a member of Pinnacle Forum.
There are occasions where a Pinnacle Forum Partner does not have access to a local Forum or none currently exists in that Partner’s area.
In such instances we work to connect the Partner to other Partners via a “Video TeleForum.” The Video TeleForum follows the same format as our in-person Forums.
Discover more about our Video TeleForums and how you can participate in one.