John 17 events are gatherings that are held in local communities, across cities, regions, nationally and internationally. They share one thing in common among Catholics, Protestants, Orthodox, Evangelicals and Pentecostal/Charismatic believers; “Jesus is Savior and Lord”! 

The philosophy behind each meeting is that fellowship ‘begins at the feet’ where we love and serve one another, not at ‘the head’ where there are so many differences of opinion. We must first get to know each other as friends and discover our mutual faith in Christ instead of focusing on our differences. Central to every meeting is the reading of Scripture, worship, prayer and fellowship with one another. In regional and national meetings, topics are chosen, and each faith community is given an opportunity to share their views and answer questions. A guiding principle is, ‘you don’t have to compromise who you are to dialog with somebody.’ The goal is not to convert everyone to one’s personal view of Scripture but to understand and respect each other’s beliefs and differences. Our unity is found in the midst of our diversity. The Nicene Creed and Eph 4:4-6 are our confession and our goal. 

John 17 participates in events with churches, denominations and other unity groups throughout the world to encourage the members of the Body of Christ to discover and love one another. 

We host an International Event each year in Phoenix/Scottsdale Arizona in the month of February.  We also host a visit with Pope Francis each year in Rome for pastors, clergy, church- leaders and guests to dialog with him about his vision of Christian unity and ask questions. This is by invitation only.



This year’s gathering will take place at ‘Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center’ 7415 E. Elbow Bend, Carefree, Arizona (north of Phoenix). Rooms and most meals are included in the conference price. It begins with a dinner the evening of the 25th and concludes with a city-wide J-17 gathering on the 27th with Central Christian Church. People from many parts of North America and the world come to interact in prayer, dialogue, discussion, worshiping together and fellowship.

Feb 25-27, 2020 Phoenix | Carefree, Arizona

we welcome your participation at our gathering.
please register here


The second annual Lenten Mission Week will begin with a dinner on March 23d for Pastors and leaders of Church Ministries to be held at New Testament Church, Massena, New York. The meetings will be held each evening at a different Congregation in the area. There will be Catholic and Protestant speakers each evening as well as worship and prayer for the unity of the body of Christ.

March 24-26, 2020 Massena, New York

we welcome your participation at our gathering. participation is free


Open to all pastors/ministry leaders and those who are interested in seeing the vision of the John 17 Movement advancing in the North-Eastern region of the United States and Canada. The meetings are led by Joe Tosini, President of J-17, Bishop James Massa and others from around the region.

May 19-20, 2020 Hyde Park, New York

we welcome your participation at our gathering. Registration is coming soon.


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