Urban Islands Project
Coaching Clusters for Urban Church Starters
Learn and Grow From Peers
You have a lot to offer and people need to hear your ideas and learn from your mistakes.
Church planting can be the loneliest place in the world, but there is a better way.
The people you lead need the best possible leader you can be, joining a coaching cluster will take your leadership to the next level.
What will I get out of a Urban Islands Coaching Cluster?
Weekly online interactions
Monthly video chats
Annual in person retreat
- Access to real time learning community
- Cumulative urban church planting knowledge
- Proven set of pre-launch metrics
- Fundraising Support
- Assisting in quantifying pre-launch process
- Answer logistical questions with website, etc.
- Name Discovery Process
- Development of individualized vision values etc.
- Informal coaching with UIP Team members
- Access to UIP Church Starters Facebook group
- Launch Team Recruitment
- First Year Post Launch Support
- Another layer of credibility and accountably
- Annual in Person Retreat
What are the requirements?
Minimum 3,000 People Per Square Mile in Community or Neighborhood
Live in Community
Must live (or plan to) inside community of focus
One Year Out
Expected launch date must be a minimum of 12 months into the future
Not a Lone Wolf
Must be affiliated (or plan to be) with a sending organization (a denomination, a church, or a sending organization that will assist with governance accountability)
1 Year Commitment with option to renew for 2nd & 3rd year
Be in a group on the same timeline:
CHAPTER 1 - DISCOVER
Identifying and targeting neighborhood of focus, developing financial plan connected to reality (5 streams), plan for living in the neighborhood and creating a team strategy.
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— Gordon MacDonald
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