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Urban Islands Project will facilitate the planting of a cohort of churches at the same time
in the same city. 


This is the main pillar of the whole Urban Islands concept. At any given time in any given city, numerous church starting agencies are in the process of starting new faith communities in urban neighborhoods. Urban Islands Project serves all of them by facilitating the formation a cohort of multiple starters (perhaps 10) to start multiple churches simultaneously on different "islands" in the same city at the same time. We deliberately use the word cohort, because each church on each island will be a unique church with a style and ministry approach that is appropriate for that island. These are not one church in ten locations. They will be 10 churches planted cohort style. Each church retains the doctrinal and style distinctives of its sending organization. But the 10 church starters will go through a similar experience in close geographic proximity to each other. This approach has numerous benefits for the church starters and their sending organizations.

  • Instead of starting up in isolation from each other, the starters are relationally connected before their churches begin holding services.  
  • The cohort approach allows of the organic formation of a real time peer learning environment.
  • In general, younger leaders desire to be loyal team players within the church organization they affiliate with, but they also highly value connectivity to the larger Body of Christ.
  • The cohort provides a tangible place for that connectivity to be experienced. The cohort allow for church starters to leverage scale and lower costs- for example- everyone will likely need a sound system. It may be more cost effective to buy 10 in bulk than 10 one at a time.
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Church Starters


Church Starters


CHURCH STARTERS: Denver, Colorado

Christian Summers
City Coordinator -Denver, CO

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Nathan & Ruby Kwansah
South Hampden, Denver

Matthew & Elora Collver
Park Hill, Denver

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Christian Rey-Uribe
RiNo, Denver

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Jody & Mandy Earley
Highlands, Denver

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Chad & Annette Smith
Platt Park, Denver

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Gil & Flor Guerra
Spanish Culture in Denver

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Preston & Lisa Ulmer
Berkeley, Denver


CHURCH STARTERS: Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota

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   Carl & Melanie Johnson
Dayton's Bluff, St. Paul

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Jose & Jenna Perez
Northeast Minneapolis

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Matt & Amanda Van Winkle
Midtown Philips, Minneapolis

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Blake & Sara Lathrop
Uptown, Minneapolis

CHURCH STARTERS: New York City, New York

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Eric & Sarah Hoke
South Bronx, NYC

CHURCH STARTERS: Nashville, Tennessee

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Kurtis & Sarah Parks
Nashville, Tennessee

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Cities


Cities


SEPTEMBER 2015

  • Denver, Colorado

 

SEPTEMBER 2017

  • Nashville, Tennessee

  • St. Louis, Missouri

SEPTEMBER 2016

  • Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota

  • Yonkers & The Bronx, New York City

Start the conversation on how you can be part of the movement in one of these cites.  

Coaching Clusters


Coaching Clusters


What if I’m planting an urban church, but I’m not in one of the Urban Islands Project cities of focus?

Introducing Urban Islands Project Virtual Coaching Clusters!



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Conversation


Conversation


 

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