The Chicago Partnership for Church Planting has helped to plant 21 churches in the last eight years, partnering with a core number of churches and Redeemer City to City. The initial vision came in the summer of 2000 when a few Chicago leaders attended a conference in London on church planting, which featured the teaching of leaders from Sydney, Chicago, New York, and London. Tim Keller made the point that “no one church can reach a city by itself.” After praying for several years, The Chicago Partnership for Church Planting launched in 2009 with three initial churches each contributing $25,000 to help fund church planters. Since then, the organization has continued to grow in number and scope, continuing to train and fund church leaders.
The Chicago Partnership has a vision of planting over 100 in Chicago over the next ten years by:
Accelerating the church planting movement in our divided and segregated city by building relationships with leaders across cultural, racial, economic, and generational divides.
Training and equipping church leaders, church planters, and church revitalizers through our Leadership Cohort.
Providing continued support to leaders through one-on-one coaching, funding, and training events.
Working alongside other church-planting organizations in the Chicagoland area to multiply a movement of new and revitalized churches.