Coaching Cohorts for Urban Church Starters
Access to cumulative urban church planting knowledge.
What will I get out of an Urban Islands Coaching Cohort?
- 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 accountabilty
- Annual in Person Retreat
What are the requirements?
Minimum 3,000 People Per Square Mile in Community or Neighborhood
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)
Live in Community
Must live (or plan to) inside community of focus
What’s my investment?
15 Minutes Per Week
We will ask each member of the group to participate weekly in online discussion, but members are welcome to chat online as often as they like.
1 Hour Per Month
There will be 11 monthly scheduled one-hour video chats. Each person will be expected to join in a monthly video chat, which will include the caching coordinator.
2 Nights Per Year
In addition to the upfront cost, there will also be one in person gathering for the group annually. Located in Denver, CO. Retreat, lodging, food will be included, but you will be responsible for transportation to Denver. Please keep this in mind and plan accordingly.
Be in a group on the same timeline
Chapter 1DiscoverIdentifying and targeting neighborhood of focus, developing a financial plan connected to reality (5 streams), plan for living in the neighborhood and creating a team strategy.
Chapter 2DeployDisciple-makers are deployed to the city. Missional metrics defined, connect with others in your city, choose a specific start date, evaluate expectations and timeline.
Chapter 3 DevelopAfter regular gatherings have emerged. Leaders will be coached through systems development, organizational habits, and keys to sustainability.
Chapter 4 DuplicateHow to continue church multiplication as a church start that continues to start new churches.