RARE Community | Austin


A Rare Community exists when people have the ability to:

  • Keep relationships bigger than problems
  • Act with love and kindness when they are overwhelmed
  • Bounce back quickly from the upsetting emotions of life
  • Endure hardship well

These relational brain skills are the foundation of the book, Rare Leadership, and will be presented on Friday evening by co-author Dr. Marcus Warner.

Combining solid theology, cutting-edge brain science, and decades of counseling and consulting experience, Rare Leadership shows you how to increase trust, joy, and engagement in the people you lead. Leaders with these skills create these rare communities!


Why is it that these communities are so rare?

People are not being transformed into the image of Christ.

Dr. Jim Wilder, also a co-author of Rare Leadership, believes the church is no longer seeing people consistently transformed because they have:

  1. Focused on beliefs over relationships
  2. Misused the power of shame and emotions
  3. Lost a group identity

What does the church need to bring about lasting transformation?

Dr. Jim Wilder will answer this question in-depth on Saturday as he introduces you to "Attachment Love". Come discover the life-changing reality that we are transformed more by whom we love than by what we know.

Dr Jim Wilder

Dr. Jim Wilder has been ministering since 1977 and teaching in the areas of trauma and addiction recovery, spiritual and emotional maturity, multi-generational community development, and the brain science of relationships. His understanding of both the theology and neuroscience of joy is foundational for healing, growth and life transformation.


Dr. Marcus Warner is the president of Deeper Walk International. He is the author of several books including his most recent work Rare Leadership (with Dr. Jim Wilder), Understanding the Wounded Heart, and What Every Believer Should Know About Spiritual Warfare. A former pastor and Bible Professor (Bethel College). Marcus has done training for Moody Church, Willow Creek Prison Ministry, Navigators and Oak Hills Church. He has also appeared on national radio programs such as Chris Fabry Live and Gary Chapman’s “Building Relationships. His specialty is taking the complex and making it easy to understand, remember and apply.


Friday | October 27

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Saturday | October 28

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM



2700 Northland Drive

Austin, TX 78756


Early Bird | $65 / Person

Early Bird | $75 / Person with Lunch

After October 21 price increases $10 per person.