Live, Learn, Launch: The Hatchery Method for Church Innovation

Based in Redondo Beach, California, Hatchery LA is a church planting center that incubates innovative, sustainable models of church – with a goal of launching nine new churches each year and ultimately building the Silicon Valley of Church Innovation.

Once a month, we host live online seminars that showcase things we are working on at the Hatchery. The following is our September seminar and focused on giving participants an introduction to The Hatchery Method for Church Innovation.

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1. An Introduction to Spiritual Formation

First,  we in our series is an “Introduction to Spiritual Formation” by Director of Live, Kristen Howerton.

Kristen works with our innovators to help them process their spiritual life. She also helps students think through how to build a spiritual foundation for their Common Cause Communities.

2. An Introduction to the Lean Methodology

Next, Joshua Millage, our director of Social Entrepreneurship. Joshua gives an introduction into the Lean Methodology and how it applies to starting a Common Cause Communities at the Hatchery.

Joshua coaches students on how to create a common cause community by applying the lean startup methodology. He works with students as a strategist and helps them launch their personal platforms. We believe that each innovator needs to build a platform to connect with their audience and magnify their passion.

3. Jurgen Moltmann’s Ecclesiology with Tripp Fuller

Finally, we have Tripp Fuller presenting Jurgen Moltmann’s Ecclesiology.

Tripp oversees our Theology curriculum at the Hatchery. He is responsible for the theological formation of our students and their progress through the curriculum provided and accredited by United Theological Seminary. Currently, our Hatchery students are in the top 10% of students in the United Theological Seminary’s Masters in Theological Studies program.

What we believe

The traditional church, as we’ve known it, is fading from the landscape of our culture. That’s why we’re looking for Innovators who are passionate about planting a new kind of service-centric church…what we call a “Common Cause Community”…

  • A “Common” journey in the way of Jesus.
  • A “Cause” to rally around on a regular basis.
  • A “Community” of people where relationships are nurtured.

These churches – or Common Cause Communities – will look more like a coffee shop, urban garden, or after school tutoring center, than a teaching-centric, weekend gathering.

Will you join us?

We are looking for innovators to work with us in Redondo.

Not able to come to Redondo?

No problem, we also have an online certification program called The Certificate in Transformational Architecture. The 12-month online program is designed to help vocational leaders transform their organization by launching new platforms and common cause communities within their existing organization

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