Steve Pike is the President and Founder of Urban Islands Project, a national catalytic organization dedicated to increasing the presence of the Church in the urban core of America's 40 largest urban centers. Prior to initiating Urban Islands Project, Steve served as the Founding Director of the Church Multiplication Network. CMN serves church multipliers to effectively equip, strategically fund and innovatively network new faith communities in America. Since its formation in 2008, CMN has assisted with the starting of over 2000 new congregations in every region of the US. Steve is the co-author with Dr. Tom Nebel of Leading Church Multiplication, available from ChurchSmart Resources.

Steve's passion for church multiplication began in 1989, when Steve and his wife, Cherri, pioneered a new church that became the catalyst of a church planting movement in the state of Utah that continues to this day. The Pikes make their home in Denver, Colorado. They are blessed to be the parents of Lindsy and Jeremy and the grandparents of Myles, Koen and Wesley.


Workshop Session 1: Secrets of Starting Effective Urban Churches
This workshop is led by Steve Pike, President of Urban Islands Project. Over the past 25 years, Steve has served in an organizational support role in the start up of dozens of new urban churches. He and his wife Cherri currently live in a vertical neighborhood in the heart of Denver, Colorado. He and the Urban Islands Project team are currently assisting with the start up of 17 churches inside the city limits of three major American cities. His extensive experience in urban planting has resulted in clarity about actions that increase the probability of effective church planting in the urban context. If you are a planter or planting leader desiring to increase the presence of the Church in any urban context, this workshop is for you.
Time: Tuesday, 2:30 – 3:30pm
Location: Education Building (E1) - Room 317

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