Join the conversation on faith and our common life together by attending one of our events.


Fall 2023 – Spring 2024

Gatherings are events designed to rally, network, and support our New City Fellows alumni and friends. They include socials, roundtable discussions, workshops, book studies, and service opportunities.

FaithTech CREATE Challenge | October 2023

All tech workers in the Triangle are invited to join New City Fellows alumni to learn to create redemptive technology through CREATE, a four-week challenge from FaithTech.

Leadership @ Work | October 20, 2023

All are invited to explore God’s calling of women to gospel-shaped leadership at work, and the joys, opportunities, and challenges that come with stepping into that calling. Hear from from Katherine Leary Alsdorf and Lynn Easterling, engage in conversation, and connect with others thinking about women and leadership at work.


Flourishing in a Broken World

Public Forum Series | Fall 2022 — Spring 2023

Christianity’s rise surprised everyone in the ancient world. This strange sect’s claims—a crucified Messiah, a bodily resurrection, and an ethic that held out the equal dignity of every person—all swam against the norms of antiquity. In short, no one saw Christianity coming.

Fast-forward 2,000 years later in the West. The fundamental claims of Christ are not only mostly “ho-hum,” they are often cast as irrelevant to the daily experiences of life. Today people find themselves more likely to be surprised, paradoxically, by the universal experiences of life than the claims of Jesus.

For those raised in religious communities, we are surprised by debilitating doubts. In the midst of abundance and youthfulness, we are surprised when death comes knocking. In a world in which we are told we can do whatever we put our mind to, we are surprised by own failures.

The Flourishing in a Broken World forum series aims to remind us of our personal vulnerabilities and the contingencies of human life, so that we might consider afresh the surprising claims of a world-changing movement that began as a tiny sect in Jerusalem. Could it be that Jesus of Nazareth might just once again surprise us with his answers to the human situation?

Surprised by Doubt | October 5, 2022, 7:00-8:30 pm

  • Venue: Vintage Church Downtown
  • Speakers: Dr. Richard Beck and Dr. Joshua Chatraw

Surprised by Suffering: Life After Perfect | January 25, 2023, 7:00-8:30 pm

  • Venue: Holy Trinity Anglican Church
  • Speaker: Dr. Kate Bowler

Surprised by Failure | March 1, 2023

  • Speakers: New City Fellows alumni Matt Benson, Milo Jasso, and Jasmine Smith

Now What? Flourishing in Uncertain Times

Public Forum Series | Fall 2021 — Spring 2022

We live in uncertain and difficult times. Two years of a global pandemic and social unrest have taken their toll on us, and we long to just get back to the way things were before. However, these past two years have raised questions we’d ignore at our own peril. What was wrong with the old normal? What lingering problems might we now face with new eyes? What new challenges and opportunities has the pandemic blip presented to us? The Center for Public Christianity invites you to join us as we seek to reimagine the different dimensions of our life together by asking the question: “Now What?”

Now What? Facing Anxiety in Uncertain Times | September 30, 2021

  • Speaker: Dr. Warren Kinghorn (Duke Divinity & School of Medicine)

Now What? Beauty in a Time of Despair | November 11, 2021

  • Speaker: Dr. Karen Swallow Prior (Southeastern Seminary)

Now What? Friendship in a Time of Loneliness | February 24, 2022

  • Speakers: New City Fellows alumni Margaret Duke, Gary Freeman, Tyler Graybeal, Melissa Thornton
  • Moderator: Dr. Josh Chatraw

Now What? Leadership in a Time of Distrust | March 31, 2022

  • Speakers: Rev. Dr. Crawford Loritts and Rev. Dr. John Yates II
  • Location: Holy Trinity Anglican Church