Starting a Business for Mission Immersion

A 4-week Immersion to begin and build a social good enterprise for the sake of missional presence in your neighborhood w/ Hugh Halter

About this Immersion

There is a seismic shift in American culture, the church now finds itself in increasing irrelevance in its “come to us” posture. The Church is invited to break down the sacred/secular divide by creating sustainable missional faith-communities while providing services and relational connection to local neighborhoods. This is where Mission and the Market can converge in context.

As early Trappists Monks in the 1600’s created enterprises to fund their sacred calling, so today’s marketplace pioneers will artistically find ways to start businesses that contribute social good and while gaining favor in the civic structures of a particular place.

The Flow (Tues, July 28th – Aug 18th):*

  • Week 1: MARKETPLACE MISSIOLOGY- Exegeting the city/community you are called to in order to determine the best business to bless the neighborhood.
  • Week 2: DRAGNET FORMATION – Learn Civic integration into the fabric of a local place. Establish street cred for the Common Good. Develop a micro venture (business/relational/discipleship) in which an expression of faith is birthed from.
  • Week 3: BUSINESS ACUMEN – The ability to balance the relational elements of the gospel with the bottom-line realities of starting a viable business. What Capital and Funding realities should you consider?
  • Week 4: CHURCHING THE MISSION – Learn when and how to gather the church that God is forming. Rhythms must be discerned and decided to form a tight-knit community for mission. When do we worship?

*RECORDINGS: With your ticket, you will receive the recordings of each session in case you are unable to attend.

The Coaches

Hugh Halter began starting things from scratch in Portland, Oregon. Hugh started a painting company, then a Youth For Christ ministry in metro Portland, then a church, and eventually a national leadership training network called Missio. Missio’s growth propelled them to Denver where Hugh pioneered another church, an online training platform for missionary leaders called MCAP, a publishing company, and a successful series of eight books.

In 2016, Hugh & Cheryl, their two daughters and son-in-laws, all moved to Alton, IL, to help a small struggling town become a little better. Within a year, 12,000 square foot former federal post office was turned it into “Post Commons” which the locals call the “living room for Alton.”

Under Hugh’s non-profit “Lantern Network” Hugh facilitates a coffee house, brunch kitchen, events center, whiskey society, and co-working space to birth and nurture small ventures that make a collectively large ripple. Hugh is a coach with V3 Movement MarketPlace Cohort.

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