J.R. Briggs’ passion is two-fold: to grow fruit on other people’s trees and to collaborate with others to create good kingdom mischief. He started Kairos Partnerships in 2011 to see these two passions meet the needs of hungry kingdom leaders.
His role with Kairos Partnerships is expressed through coaching, consulting, speaking, teaching, equipping and writing serving a wide variety of leaders, pastors, churches, non-profits, ministries, companies and denominations. Over the past several years, he has invested in kingdom leaders in over 23 states from over 40 different denominations.
In addition to starting Kairos Partnerships, he planted The Renew Community, a Jesus-centered congregation for the hungry and the hurting in the Greater Philadelphia Area. Over the past 15 years, he’s served in mega-churches, church plants and house church networks.
He received his Masters of Missional Theology degree at Biblical Theological Seminary and is currently working on a Doctor of Ministry degree at Biblical, writing his doctoral thesis on how question-asking in leadership can advance God’s mission. He is an adjunct professor at Biblical Seminary and guest instructor at Friends University, specifically with the Apprentice Institute.
He also serves as the Director of Leadership & Congregational Formation for The Ecclesia Network and National Trainer & Equipper for Fresh Expressions U.S. He is an author, co-author and contributor of nine books that seek to equip and care for kingdom leaders.
J.R. and his wife Megan have been married for over 16 years and have two sons, Carter and Bennett. They live in the heart of Lansdale, PA.