When passionate young people get into ministry too early, with too little support, and with too little training, they hurt people. Sometimes it’s big, sometimes it’s small, and every once in a while, it’s really big. That’s why in our 2-year fellowship, we train our fellows through on-the-ground ministry, apprenticeship, and our three-pronged cohort program.
Evangelism and Discipleship Cohort
This is just what it sounds like. For 2 hours a week, you’ll master the practical skills of disciple-making. By the time you leave, you’ll be equipped to walk with others through every stage of faith—from anonymous non-believer to committed, mature Christian. Plus, you’ll learn to teach others these same skills so you can multiply your impact.
Pastoral Skills Cohort
If you want to help other people be emotionally and spiritually healthy, then you’ll need to learn to be emotionally and spiritually healthy yourself. That’s what this cohort is all about. You’ll dig into your own story, pain, and strengths and learn how to help others do the same. From conflict resolution to family of origin to personal growth in leadership, you’ll gain skills you’ll use for a lifetime.
If you’re going to be a Christian, you’re going to talk about God; that means you’re going to be a theologian. This cohort is all about equipping you to be a good one. You’ll explore the big themes of the Bible, how to interpret Scripture accurately, the history of the faith, and how to put it all together. Plus, you’ll hear experts talk on how to integrate your theology with real-time care for the poor. With this solid foundation, you’ll be equipped to proclaim God’s truth wherever he takes you next.
Our prayer at CCI is to get to launch new movements that launch new movements every year until every school in Chicago has a vibrant, church-connected, gospel-centered movement. There are exciting new possibilities on the horizon as God is opening doors at previously unreached schools. Will you join us?