Incubator, provided at the LCPA by the London Project, is City to City’s key two-year program to serve, train, and develop church planters in urban ministry and has been used around the world over the past 10 years and more. Each learning module addresses the specific needs of urban planters, including skills in thinking theologically about ministry, and growth in the various areas of urban ministry.
The Incubator meets on Zoom, making the most of interaction and breakout rooms for a quality learning experience.
Who is Incubator for?
The Incubator is designed to help church planters during the critical phase of launching their congregations. But our experience shows that it would benefit anyone in years 0-2 of church planting.
How to register?
Click the blue button above to register for Term 2 (£145). If you are new to Incubator please first contact the course facilitator Luiz Santana to discuss whether to join now or in September 2022.
For more details on the incubator trainers and on The London Project, which brings this training offering to the LCPA, please see the Materials tab above.
Who teaches on the Incubator?
Neil Powell has over 20 years of experience as a church-planting Pastor and trainer and has been involved with City to City for the past 15 years. Alongside pastoring he has pioneered the 2020birmingham church-planting initiative to see 20 new churches planted in 10 years and now serves as Executive Director of the London Project and as a City Network Catalyst for City to City Europe. He lectures in Church and Mission for Union School of Theology, is director of Plant a course hosted by London Seminary and serves on the Oak Hill College council. He is the author of Together for the City published in 2019.
Girma Bishaw presently serves as the director of Gratitude Initiative, a charity that encourages and promotes a ‘gratitude culture’ in Britain. Girma is an ordained minister and ministered as a pastor at the Ethiopian Christian Fellowship Church at Kings Cross for over 17 years. He is also the founder and national director of Life Festival Enterprise (LiFE), a charity that endeavours to galvanise local churches, diasporic or otherwise, to respond collectively and creatively to the missional opportunity created by migration in the UK. He sits on the Cinnamon and Global Connections advisory councils and LCM Ministry Reference Panel. He is also a member of Missio Africanus leadership team. He has a degree in Theology and Christian ministry from Regents Theological College, a master’s degree in theological education from King's College London and is currently undertaking doctoral studies at Asbury Theological Seminary, Kentucky, USA.
Pete Nicholas is co-minister in charge of Inspire Saint James Clerkenwell which started out as ‘Inspire’ a church plant in 2013 before merging with the parish church of Saint James in 2018. The church is part of the City to City network, and Pete is on the City to City UK executive. Pete has authored Virtually Human: Flourishing in a digital age and Five things to Pray for your City and he is particularly passionate about helping those who don’t know Christ see the enduring importance and relevance of the gospel for their lives. Previously Pete worked for Christians in Sport, and before that as a management consultant in the technology industry.
What is the London Project?
The London Project is a collaborative initiative for London based on the vision and values of City to City with the aim of starting, serving and strengthening healthy gospel churches that can have an impact on our city.