Residency Programs can be vital to church multiplication. A Residency Program’s typical goal is to provide direct development in a particular ministry calling. The hope is to see each resident equipped and developed for the ministry calling God has for him or her.
Salt Church Greeley was planted in 2022 by a core team that was made up of 30 people from 14 different churches. With such a diverse group, strengths and giftings were abundant. Also with such a diverse team, many opportunities to grow in understanding, communication, and humility were made.
Life has not slowed down for Tom Rempel. As a retired pastor, you can find him meeting with a pastor or young leader for coffee, guest speaking on a Sunday to help a local church, or teaching at a leader’s conference. He wants to help the Church. He thinks about it, plans for it, acts upon it, and prays for it. Having been in ministry for over 50 years, he kind of knows a thing or two.
The vision of the Citylight Family is to plant churches in key cities so that those church plants are the catalysts for the multiplication of hundreds of new churches and tens of thousands of new disciples over the coming years.
God has given us grace in church planting and as we prayed on where next, we are now asking if its Sioux Falls.
Church planting is a command, a necessity, and both a joy and burden. For the Citylight Family of Churches, it is a shared value and one of the main components of our DNA. This past spring, at the Citylight Family pastor’s retreat, Erick Whigham, co-lead pastor of Citylight Council Bluffs, was reminded of this mission with a new and fresh perspective.
Radiant City joins the Citylight Family and becomes the second church partnership in Florida. Radiant City is bound by love, relationship, and a common goal of mission led by pastor Cliff McCray. Get to know Radiant City and how you can be praying for them.
If you are on staff at a church within the Family, this podcast is a necessary tool and resource. As ministry leaders, our first source of transformation is through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and also we need people to walk alongside us to encourage us, equip us, and celebrate and share with one another. The Family Podcast can be one vital tool.
Women across the Family, staff leaders and volunteer leaders, came from near and far for the very first LEAD Women in Leadership Conference.
Church plant residency within the Citylight Family isn’t unique. Over the past ten years, men have been invited to join churches within our Family to learn and experience what a healthy staff is and isn’t, how to shepherd and lead people, how to care for people but then also how to multiply the process by looking for the next leaders. A typical planter residency is two years before a core team is launched.