We launched the chicago Incubator in the fall of 2017.
The mission of the Chicago Incubator is to offer high quality, gospel-centered, relational church planting training over a two-year period in order to help develop a movement of new churches that changes our city. The launch for the Incubator was in September 2017, this 2-year urban church planter training program focuses on process, relationship and reflective practice instead of merely understanding new content. Each of the 16 Incubator learning modules includes time for sharing issues, personal spiritual formation, and hands-on training that combines both theology, church planting theory and insights from adult learning theory. To be invited into an Incubator training cadre, a participant must be leading an urban church plant as well as be involved in a coaching relationship.
For more information check out chicagoincubator.net.
May 17, 2017
Christians that are Republican can't understand how someone can love Jesus and be committed to a political party that seems to not value life in the womb. Christians that are Democrat can't understand how someone can love Jesus and be committed to a political party that seems to not value life of the poor outside the womb.
Is it possible to be BOTH pro-life and pro-justice? Should our allegiance to a political party be stronger than our allegiance to Christ?
How do we help our church members navigate today's political climate? How do we spark healthy conversations that grow us rather than divide us? Join our next CPCP Presents and hear from two leading voices in this arena.
Sho Baraka (AND Campaign)
Educated at Tuskegee University and the University of North Texas, Sho studied Television/Film, Anthropology, and Public Administration. He has become an artist, philosopher, and social-thought leader in contemporary culture. He has spent nine years traveling the world as a recording artist and public speaker. He has done numerous overseas activist work, ranging from race relations in South Africa to establishing musical cohorts in Indonesia. He is a founding member of nationally known Christian hip hop group 116 Clique. Sho Baraka is also the founder of Forth District.
He now desires to blend his artistic platform with his academic leanings to contribute a unique perspective in both arenas in hopes of raising the standard, thereby raising the culture. Sho currently lives in Atlanta, GA and co-leads a consulting network that is active in cultural renewal.
Skye Jethani (Author)
Skye Jethani is an author, speaker, consultant and ordained pastor. He also serves as the co-host of the popular Phil Vischer Podcast, a weekly show that blends astute cultural and theological insights with comical conversation. Between 2004 and 2015, Skye occupied numerous roles at Christianity Today, a leading communications ministry launched by Billy Graham. He served as both the managing and senior editor of Leadership Journal and as the Director of Mission Advancement for CT. He was also the senior producer of This Is Our City, a multi-year, multi-city project telling the stories of Christians working for the common good of their communities.