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.

2014-Family-Mountain-Briefing-ADF-1Forums 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).

Jim-Mukoyama“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 CultureFind 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.

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…

...in the film-making industry through the production of movies that honor rather than denigrate faith and family;
...in the film-making industry through the production of movies that honor rather than denigrate faith and family;
...in education and the family, through initiatives that empower at-risk youth, advance biblically-based values in public schools, and provide a “Bible as literature” curriculum for public schools;
...in education and the family, through initiatives that empower at-risk youth, advance biblically-based values in public schools, and provide a “Bible as literature” curriculum for public schools;
...in government and law, where Partners provide pro-bono legal assistance to Christians whose religious liberties are threatened and where others occupy positions of influence among top government leaders and have helped elect Christians to public office.
...in government and law, where Partners provide pro-bono legal assistance to Christians whose religious liberties are threatened and where others occupy positions of influence among top government leaders and have helped elect Christians to public office.
...in service to our veterans, through programs that connect veterans to Christian churches and services that help them work through the “moral injury” of war;
...in service to our veterans, through programs that connect veterans to Christian churches and services that help them work through the “moral injury” of war;
...in evangelism and assistance to the poorest of the poor across the world;
...in evangelism and assistance to the poorest of the poor across the world;
...in business, where the advancement of the biblical philosophy of “faith and work” has helped change the business climate of an entire city.
...in business, where the advancement of the biblical philosophy of “faith and work” has helped change the business climate of an entire city.

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.

Video TeleForums

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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.

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