Our story begins in 2006, when our founder, Jinu Thomas, was desperately seeking God’s face. He was wanting a change in his life and his ambitions. God gave Jinu a dream, which he scribbled on a piece of paper; it read “create a meeting place where belief and unbelief collides in a perfect collision.” (Read more from our founder here:

Over the next seven years, God would refine, direct, teach, guide and lead Collyde to become an organization that inspires, equips and supports you to live out your calling. God brought together an amazing team of brothers and sisters to launch three entities within Collyde.

Collyde Summit is a gathering of passionate believers in the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania area, who love Jesus and are convicted to become world changers.

Collyde One Day is intimate, conversational & practical gathering of believers & leaders who LOVE the local church. One Day will feature insights from trusted experts, Spirit-led worship, idea-inducing Q&A, hands-on breakout sessions and networking opportunities

Inner Circle is a peer group of 12 Senior Pastors that meets with three intentional goals: personal encouragement, missional revolution and leadership development.

If you are reading this story, we urge you: join us, support us and get involved. God has a specific purpose and calling for your life. He is authoring a story in you. As you live generously and love unconditionally, God will use you to change the world. Jump In. Let’s Collyde. We believe, when we “collyde,” we can make the world a better place.


We affirm our belief in the one-eternal God, Creator and Lord of the world, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who governs all things according to the purpose of his will.

We affirm the divine inspiration, truthfulness and authority of both Old and New Testament Scriptures in their entirety as the only written word of God, without error in all that it affirms, and the only infallible rule of faith and practice.

We affirm that there is only one Savior, Jesus, and only one gospel, The Bible, although there is a wide diversity of evangelistic approaches.

We affirm that God is both the Creator and the Judge of all people. We therefore should share his concern for justice and reconciliation throughout human society and for the liberation of men and women from every kind of oppression.

THE HOLY SPIRIT We believe in the power of the Holy Spirit. The Father sent his Spirit to bear witness to his Son; without his witness ours is futile. Conviction of sin, faith in Christ, new birth and Christian growth are all his work.

* We believe in a statement of faith as articulated in the Lausanne Covenant.


Collyde Summit 2015 – Will Mancini – It’s Your Call: 4 Life-changing Imperatives for Finding and Aligning Your Personal Vision

God designed you, placing you on this planet for a one-of-a-kind purpose. But most people haven’t really grasped this incredible reality. Unknowingly, they miss the sense of confidence and freedom that personal clarity can bring. Now, Will Mancini places four powerful keys in your hands to discover that vision. It’s your call!

Collyde Summit 2015 – Romanita Hairston – Salty Christians: The Unknown And Undeniable Facts About World Transformers

Charity is not the only thing that begins at home. Justice begins at home. We are Christ’s ambassadors as though He were making His appeal through us. In a world on fire, what does it take to avoid the pitfalls of compassion fatigue, fight injustice at the root and see true healing in a hurting world? We need salty Christians to […]

Collyde Summit 2015 – Jim Lloyd – Introducing Adolescents to Jesus Christ and Helping Them Grow in Their Faith

Come to hear how you can apply foundational Young Life ministry principles in any ministry setting. If you want to learn how to reach, build and launch tomorrow’s generation of leaders, this session will prove to be a valuable starting point. There are thousands of lost kids in every community waiting for the good news to be shared with them. […]

Collyde Summit 2015 – Jenni Catron – The Extraordinary Leader

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines  “extraordinary” as something “extremely good or impressive.” So how do you transform your leadership skills from average to remarkable? Join us for a look at the four dimensions of extraordinary, Godly leadership and a discussion of practical ways you can grow to lead from your extraordinary best.

Collyde Summit 2015 – George Reilly – Introduction to Financial Planning and Building Financial Independence

As a speaker this year, I am excited to bring forward inspiring thoughts specifically as it relates to obtaining Financial Independence in today’s complex financial world. At the Reilly Financial Group, an office of MetLife, our brand is all about making the complex understandable so that people can have a sense of financial security throughout their life journey.

Lost in the Clouds

My dad was an exchange pilot with the Dutch Navy flying the P-3 Orion back when we lived in Holland. On one occasion, he was returning from a long ocean surveillance mission to an airfield at Land’s End in England, where the weather had deteriorated into heavy fog. With less than an eighth of a […]

Authenticity: Leading from the Real You

One of our biggest challenges as leaders is this thing called authenticity. In other words, “Who is the real you?” Many leaders today are concerned with the idea of being “cool” or “relevant” in an attempt to keep up with the culture. But we don’t need leaders who are cool, relevant or even perfect. What we need […]

Collyde Summit 2015 – Stephen Brewster – Cycle of Creativity

As much as creative people hate routine, there is a cycle artist risk falling into. You create and one day something you made succeeds. Success fades to management and you stop creating something new. Stephen uncovers these four stages of the creative cycle and helps you find your way back to the place where you can do what artists do best—create.

Collyde Summit 2015 – Ken Wytsma – Creativity & Imagination in the Life of a Leader

In this fun and encouraging session, Ken Wytsma  discusses a theology of creativity, demonstrates  its relationship to justice, and argues why the  future of influence requires intentional creativity.  If you’re looking for a new vantage point on the challenges you’re facing in leadership and to have your imagination stirred, be sure to come join the conversation in this […]