LTC @ Community

What is the Leadership Training Center?

Dave Ferguson | Lead Visionary

Dave Ferguson | Lead Visionary

The NewThing Leadership Training Center trains and equips residents to plant a new, reproducing church or a campus at COMMUNITY. 

 

Why Should You Do a Residency at COMMUNITY?

A Leadership Residency at COMMUNITY gives you the opportunity to experience the following:

  • A mentoring relationship with a Lead and/or Campus Pastor
  • Networking opportunities through NewThing Gatherings, Exponential Conferences and other NewThing events
  • Practical, hands-on leadership in a church ministry
  • An opportunity to take advantage of 25% discount on a Wheaton College M.A.*

Residency Requirements

  • Relocation to Chicago
  • Self-funded
  • Full-time commitment

* Candidates who finish the LTC receive 8 hours equivalent toward this degree. 


TRACK THREE —
LEARN TO START A REPRODUCING CHURCH

 

CURRICULUM 

MODULE 1 — 8 weeks
SPIRITUAL FORMATION

This module will challenge you to grow in your own journey as a Christ-follower.

MODULE 2 — 3 weeks
MOVEMENT MAKING PT. 1

In the Movement-Making Module, you’ll begin to develop a vision and strategy for how God can use you and your church to catalyze a missional movement.

MODULE 3 — 4 weeks
PREACHING/TEACHING

In this module, you’ll learn how to communicate Biblical truth in a way that leads to practical application.

MODULE 4 — 8 weeks
LEADERSHIP

In the Leadership module, you’ll develop leadership skills to prepare you for your next leadership challenge.

MODULE 5 — 4 weeks
PASTORING YOUR COMMUNITY

The Pastoring Community Module will equip you to build systems to provide care for those in the church, develop your skills for navigating conflict and other interpersonal challenges; and train you to facilitate weddings, funerals, and other ceremonies.

MODULE 6 — 3 weeks
MOVEMENT MAKING PT. 2

In the Movement-Making Module, you’ll begin to develop a vision and strategy for how God can use you and your church to catalyze a missional movement. 

 

 

 

 

 

And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.”

2 Timothy 2:2

Patrick O'Connell | NewThing Director

Patrick O'Connell | NewThing Director

Eric Metcalf | Leadership Residency Director

Eric Metcalf | Leadership Residency Director


The LTC is a state-of-the-art training facility for people who want to complete a NewThing leadership residency at one of COMMUNITY’s 12 locations.

LTC Commissioning - Cohort #1

  • Qualified candidates will receive scholarships.
  • Residents at the LTC will work directly with COMMUNITY Campus Leaders, including Dave and Jon Ferguson.
  • Select Residents will be invited to plant new COMMUNITY locations.
  • Residents earn credit for a Masters Degree at Wheaton College.

If you are looking to participate in a leadership residency in the Chicago area or want to to know more, we want to talk to you!

  1.  APPLY HERE and take our FREE ONLINE assessment.
  2. Complete our Application: LTC at Community Resident Questionnaire
  3. Email your completed LTC Application to: residency@communitychristian.org

If you have any questions about a NewThing Leadership Residency, please email us at info@newthing.org.
 

If you are interested in the LTC please fill out the form below and someone will contact you. 

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