NO MATTER THE RING YOU FIGHT IN, YOU CAN SET THE STAGE FOR HOPE.
Stages is the platform for the Cancer Family of Faith Initiative born out of The Grow Center located in Chicago.
The Grow Center was born out of Northern Seminary in Chicago. The mission of The Grow Center is simple: every congregation has untapped resources, namely gifted people who are “sent ones” to our communities. These “sent ones” often bring new ideas to congregations — whether as entrepreneurial professionals, church planters, or pastors. In these days of a pandemic, starters can design innovative ministries to respond to a rapidly changing world. We are particularly interested in training congregations of color to engage their communities and empowering women to use their gifts. These potential cohort members are women and men from a diverse set of experiences, who share a passion to start new ventures. They are also centered on the person and presence of Jesus and His mission in the world. Our Fellows are practitioners from all seasons of life. Some are just getting started and some have decades of experience, but everyone has a vision to grow something new.
You can learn more about The Grow Center (named in honor of Brimson Grow 1909-2000) HERE. Discover their diverse and prestigious faculty HERE. Learn about their ecosystem called Entrepreneurial Ministry Leader HERE.