Exponential East 2018 Conference Meetup

We’re looking to connect with some ELCA folks (and other Lutherans) who are planning on attending the 2018 Exponential East Conference in Orlando from Feb. 26 – Mar. 1, 2018. We’ll be reserving a room to come together and network.  It’s a great chance to network and  to hear some of the innovative new church starts that are popping up around the country. Let’s dream big!  If you’re thinking about attending and would like to connect, please email Pastor Fred Nelson or call/text 847-323-3774 (cell).

Residency Program is currently closed for applications.

We’re excited to announce that we have filled the position for a year-long Church Planter Residency Program at Redeemer Church in the Portage Park neighborhood of Chicago! The new church planter resident will be coming on board on August 1, 2017 and working until July 31, 2018. We will begin accepting applications for the 2018-19 residency program in the spring of 2018.

Download the Residency FAQs

Download an application form.

Church Planter Boot Camp postponed until 2018

We’re disappointed to announce that our second five-day Church Planter Boot Camp has been postponed until summer 2018. Last year we got off to a great start with a diverse group of 18 participants from across the country, including three from the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago. It was a wonderful time of learning, equipping, and encouragement. Possible shorter regional training events in the fall of 2017 or spring of 2018 are currently being discussed.

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To give you a flavor of what’s involved, check out the following links…

Download FAQ sheet.

Download a draft curriculum.

Download a Registration form.