Archive for the ‘Green House’ Category

Greenhouse: Chicago City Think Tank

May 1, 2010


Its been two months since the Greenhouse Conference and since our last city-wide Greenhouse Think Tank!  (What is a GTT? Its a monthly, open-source dialogue on missional and organic approaches to the Christian life, that’s what!)
The Greenhouse Think Tank will be meeting at West Loop Church (1015 W Polk) this Saturday, May 22nd at 2pm

Come if you’re interested in practicing or learning more about organic church planting, postmodern evangelism, and chatting about the things you’ve been reading about but rarely find others asking the same questions!  Folks from all sorts of churches and networks from around the area are invited.

We’re finishing up The Forgotten Ways Handbook by Alan Hirsch, and we’ll need your help in picking the next resource!

Fill out this short form: http://ht.ly/1FM1P

Or you can join this group: http://undergroundfamily.ning.com/group/readingcohort

Feel free to forward this on to friends!

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Luncheon with Neil Cole Feb 18th

January 11, 2010

Luncheon Discussion with Neil Cole, author of Organic Church

To Register for this Pre-Conference Lunch Event, click on the image above, or click here.

Details:

Where: Community Christian Church, 1635 Emerson Ln., Naperville, IL 60540.

When: Thursday, February 18th, Noon-2pm (Sign in Registration at 11:30am)

Cost: $10 (Lunch included – bring cash or check to the event)

Greenhouse Coming Feb 19-21st!

January 11, 2010

Chicago Organic Church Planters Greenhouse

-A Supportive Environment for Planting and Growing Organic Churches-

Click the Image Above for More Info and to Register!

Teaching by Neil Cole and Ed Waken

Greenhouse Dates: February 19-21st

Early Bird Rate ends January 29, 2010!

Questions?  Email or call:

Mark Willis at 312.970.9357 or godgrown[at]gmail[dot]com

CHICAGO Greenhouse Conference Details

October 6, 2009

Welcome to the Organic Church Chicago website!

We hope you’ll join us for the GREENHOUSE CONFERENCE, coming to CHICAGO February 19-21!  REGISTER NOW!

PLUS! Join Neil Cole for the special, Chicago Pre-Greenhouse Luncheon! REGISTER (this registration is separate from the conference, but has sold out).

or, email your questions here.

CHICAGO Greenhouse details:

Time: February 19 (6pm) to February 21 (5pm)
Location: Moody Bible Institute, Sweeting Center (Chestnut Ave and N Wells St.) (Moody Parking Passes available)
Street: 820 N La Salle Dr
City/Town: Chicago, IL
Website or Map: Greenhouse Happenings
Phone: 312.970.9357
Event Type: workshop, teaching
Organized By: multiple organic church networks in Chicagoland (aka Organic Church Chicago or OCCHICAGO.)

Greenhouse is hosted by several organic church networks in Chicago, and is offered by CMA Resources.

What is a Greenhouse Conference?

How much does the conference cost?*

What if I need a place to stay? // Parking is located across from the Sweeting Center at Locust and N Wells.  (Speak with a security staff in the Sweeting Center for a free Parking Pass.)

What is the schedule of the conference?

Greenhouse Conference CHICAGO on Facebook!

Twitter! #occhicago (o=organic, c=church, chicago=chicago. Aren’t we funny?) 🙂

*Discounts available by registering for the conference with a House Church / Organic / Simple Church network in the Chicagoland area (a group rate will be applied).  Or by registering BEFORE Jan 29th (Early Bird Rate).  Click here to opt into a group already forming.

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SPECIAL for Chicago Greenhouse:

A PRE-CONFERENCE event Thursday lunch, Feb 18th with Neil Cole.  The Pre-Conference requires an RSVP but has sold out.  Get all the details here.

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Jesus always used natural metaphors to explain the essence and growth of the Kingdom of God. The Organic Church Planters’ Greenhouse is designed to bring back the organic nature of God’s kingdom and rediscover what a healthy living church ought to be like.

The Greenhouse is a relational context for leaders from a city or region to gather together in a supportive environment and learn more about church and church planting from one another and the Scriptures. It intends to provide a safe place for leaders and churches to learn, grow, flourish and reproduce.

The Greenhouse has two stories. There are two regional weekend intensive trainings that are experienced a year apart so that the learning is current with the demands of ministry in a “just-in-time” fashion. These trainings are followed by regular monthly gatherings. Greenhouse sites are springing up around the U.S. and world.

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Here is what others are saying about the GREENHOUSE…

I knew my best spiritual growth experiences had occurred in the 1970’s among friends who gathered around the Word in homes weekly and held each other accountable in the way we lived out our commitment to God. That seemed like more authentic “church” than anything I had experienced in a traditional setting. At the Greenhouse I saw examples of how disciples are “doing church” in their homes, and I learned how House Churches are congruent with what we read in the New Testament. I’ve been leading a House Church for eight weeks now, and see the possibility of another one sprouting up very soon.

Sharon Sparks, Pomona, California

“Grounded in Scripture. Passionate about the lost. Intensely practical.” That’s how I would describe the Greenhouse. I’ve been to two and I would highly recommend it for anyone who is interested in planting house churches.

John White, House Church Coach, Denver, CO

The Organic Church Planter’s Greenhouse is the best material I’m aware of on the biblical principles and practices of planting and multiplying a network of Simple Churches. God is using this material, in many cultures around the world, to save the lost, disciple His people, and add then to His Church. Bravo to the team at CMA Resources, for hearing God’s voice and making it available to this new generation of saints who want to multiply His church and advance His Kingdom.

Dr. Rich Hagler,Simple Church Planter and Coach, Portland, OR