Multi-Site Conference in Chicago

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Visits

DJ Chuang, from Leadership Network was gracious enough to invite me to the Multi-Site Exposed Conference, which was being hosted by New Life Church in Chicago. Since I was already in Chicago for the UIC inaugural celebration, I decided to check it out.

They had a great line of speakers such as Mark Jobe and Dave Ferguson, who gave some insights from their experience with the multi-site model in the Chicagoland area.

One take away from this conference was Fibonacci and “rapid reproduction.” Fibonacci was a mathematician who introduced the new numeral system (the one that we have now) and changed the way numbers were counted. In our generation God is raising up Kingdom-minded people who will change the way we count. We are only going to finish the task of the Great Commission if we have the mindset of multiplication and reproduction.

It is just awesome to see that many of these multi-site pastors and leaders have such a heart for evangelism; and they want to see the Kingdom of God expanded. God is definitely up to something.

I couldn’t stay for the whole conference, since I had to catch the last flight out of Midway back to Ann Arbor. But the staff in Chicago will be taking notes for me.
 
 
 
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Mark Jobe hosting the conference
 
 
 
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Dave Ferguson sharing about Fibonacci

UIC Inaugural Service

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Victories

We had a great inaugural celebration yesterday on the campus of University of Illinois-Chicago. It was exciting to see our church enter into the campus of UIC. The part that encouraged me the most is that about 2 years ago when we planted the Evanston site, we put in the DNA of church planting and reproduction. We casted the vision of church planting, not just reaching out to the Northwestern Campus, but also to other campuses and communities in the greater Chicago area.

This past Sunday was the reality of the vision.

We had a great turnout with a lot of freshmen coming out to the service. Afterwards, we had dinner together and spent time building up the relationships. We are realizing that the harvest is plentiful on this campus and we want to do our part in spreading the Gospel and God’s fame.

We are off to a great start.
 
 
 
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Pastor Jimmy giving the announcements at our historic inaugural celebration at UIC