City to City Incubator: Year 1

The Incubator 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.

Modules in year 1 include:

  • Understanding the gospel and how it shapes everything in ministry.
  • Personal life of the Leader: including Ministry & Character, models of leadership, unique temptations in ministry.
  • Culture and Contextualisation: including writing a contextual profile for your community and recognising cultural bias.
  • Evangelistic Networking: including how to grow in consistency, creativity and winsomeness in our own personal evangelism and how to ‘network’ evangelistically.
  • Missional Ecclesiology: including how to develop ‘outward-facing’ and ‘balanced’ ministries along with how to read your city and how your theological vision relates to the city.
  • Grace renewal: including how to grow in personal transparency and gospel renewal in our own lives, how to practice a lifestyle of repentance and faith.
  • Discipleship and Leadership Development: Knowing how people change and how to deal with unique hindrances to spiritual growth and renewal.
  • Kingdom-centered Prayer: meeting spiritual challenges with prayer, fighting Spiritual battles, designing dynamic church prayer meetings!

Who is Incubator for?

The Incubator is designed to help church planters during the critical phase of launching their congregations. They get practical help on writing their action plan, the philosophy of ministry, crucial ministry development, and preaching, among other topics. But our experience shows that it would benefit anyone in years 0-2 of church planting.

Where and When will Incubator run?

Oct to Dec 2020 – online. Tuesday mornings: 9:30-11.00

29 September, 6, 20 October
(Half term 26-30 Oct)
3, 10, 24 November
1, 8, 15 December

Jan to March 2021 – on-site at the LCPA (God-willing and Covid-allowing). 6 Wednesday afternoons, 13.30-15.45, from 13th Jan to 24th March

April to July 2021 – on-site at the LCPA. 6 Wednesday afternoons, 13.30-15.45

What does the Incubator cost?

£428 for the whole year. £100 discount if taken together with Co-Mission Planter Training. The two courses – Incubator and CPT have been designed to complement each other and take place at different times.

How to book?

Click the blue button to enrol now but please do also indicate interest by contacting the course leader Neil Powell.