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More and more church leaders are wanting to start a “skunk works,” R&D department, and/or a parallel pathway to develop missional leaders who can lead micro-expressions of the church, either within a current congregation or as an extension of it. Many a church has attempted this missional transition, and most would say it has had mixed results.  Many would also tell you that it was very difficult, often fraught with discouraging crosswinds, and many times the fruit was limited.

However, more and more fruitful experiments are emerging in our time from within the prevailing or predominant model. Join us for a panel discussion with some innovators in starting a microchurch movement within this model.

THIS MINISERIES: The Start-Up Process for Microchurch Movements

In recent days, post-COVID, there has been a sea change in the world of “church planting.” Five to ten years ago, virtually all planters and church planting organizations were focused almost exclusively on the legacy model of church planting, often known as “launch large.”

Now, a surging number of young leaders have different dreams and aspirations: “How do we launch a decentralized network of disciple-makers and microchurches in our city?”

Where do we begin? How does a microchurch movement start up? What are the potholes? Where might we find hidden breakthroughs? Is there ancient wisdom available for this very contemporary challenge in the post-Christian western context?

Join us in this series of webinars and articles as we explore some of the vital dynamics of the startup process for a microchurch movement.

 

Featured Guests

Rodrigo Cano
Rodrigo Cano
Pastor, Community Christian Church
Alex Sons
Alex Sons
Lead Pastor, Rock Island Church

Featured Guests

Rodrigo Cano
Rodrigo Cano
Rodrigo Cano is part of the pastoral team of Community Christian Church in the Chicagoland area. In 2018, after praying and consulting with mentors, Rodrigo and his family moved to Aurora, Illinois, to lead one of the nine locations of the church. In addition to serving a multicultural congregation, he is also in charge of Community’s effort to launch micro-expressions of the church they are calling 3C Communities. He is passionate about helping people find their purpose and identity in Christ. In his free time, he enjoys playing music and long-distance runs. He and his wife Diana live with their 13-year old daughter Michelle.
Alex Sons
Alex Sons
Alex Sons is a singer songwriter out of Kansas City. In 2018, he felt the tug from the Lord to dive into full time vocational ministry. Knowing this, Alex decided to plant Rock Island Church in the town he grew up in. Since 2020, Alex has served on staff as a resident and pastor with Craig Kackley at Church of the Four Corners. In 2021, Alex went through a church planters’ cohort with Dan Southerland and Restore Community Church. Through this cohort, God laid much of the foundation for what systems and structures would have to be in place for Rock Island to be a reproducing network of disciples and churches. Over the last nine months, he’s spent as much time as he possibly could with the Kansas City Underground receiving training, resources, and coaching as to what a new, decentralized model of the church can look like here in the United States and what it takes to lead that kind of network.

Host

Rob Wegner
Rob is a ragamuffin who lives to love Jesus, his wife, his daughters, and his extended spiritual family in his neighborhood. He’s also one of the founding leaders and directors of the Kansas City Underground, a mission agency and decentralized network of microchurches and missional leaders committed to filling Kansas with the beauty, justice, and good news of Jesus. Rob also serves on the Global Leadership Team of NewThing, a global tribe equipping movement-makers in every nation of the world who believe in networking around the Jesus Mission. The Starfish and the Spirit: Unleashing the Leadership Potential of Churches and Organizations is his latest book, which he co-wrote with Lance Ford and Alan Hirsch.
Brian Johnson
Brian serves as one of the founders and directors of the Kansas City Underground, a mission agency and decentralized network of missionaries and microchurches in Kansas City. KCU’s 40-year vision is to have a missionary on every street and a microchurch in every network of relationships, connecting with training hubs throughout the city, saturating Kansas City with the beauty, justice, and good news of Jesus. Brian, his wife Kristen, and their five kids live as missionaries in their neighborhood, seeking to build an extended spiritual family there.

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  • Weekly LIVE shows with thought leaders, practitioners and authors
  • NEW Community Platform
  • Annual online summits and other special events
  • Participate in groups with other leaders

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  • Everything included in Basic
  • Live Q&A with presenters
  • 2022 Empowered Digital Access Pass ($99 value)
  • Four more Digital Access Passes during the year ($396 value)
  • Additional discounts and resources

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  • Everything included in Multipliers PLUS
  • Full archive of Digital Access Passes ($1850+ value)
  • Workshops with presenters
  • Create your own groups
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