Eric Metcalf is a Campus Pastor of Community Christian Church in Lincoln Park | Old Town, located in downtown Chicago. Eric also directs NewThing's Leadership Residency Program - a program designed to apprentice church planters to start new churches. Previously, Eric led NewThing, a growing church planting network focused on catalyzing a movement of reproducing churches. Under Eric's leadership, NewThing was able to double in size every year for 3 years straight; reaching a goal of planting 1 new church every 11 days. Eric has been married for 18 years to his beautiful wife Erin and has three incredible children: Joey (13), Lydia (12), and Max (9).


PRE-CONFERENCE: From Addition to Multiplication – Hosted by NewThing Network
NewThing reproduces churches. We've learned how to start them and how to reproduce them. If you're a church planter, church, network or multisite dreaming of making a BIGGER impact through reproducing a church, then this lab is for you. This will be a practical experience with Dave and Jon Ferguson and other NewThing leaders that will help your team understand specific steps to take in order to start AND reproduce your church.
Day / Time: Tuesday, 8:00am – 11:30am
Location: Faith Hall - Room 301H

Workshop Session 5: Bringing the Kingdom to Our Cities
"... people are moving into the great cities of the world much faster than the church is." - Tim Keller. We believe the key to solving this problem begins by raising up church planters who will go into these cities. Join us for a discussion on Urban Church Planting and how to develop an Urban Church Planting Residency Program.
Time: Thursday, 8:45 – 9:45am
Location: Education Building (E1) - Room 315

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