Other Resources

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The PRAY4CHICAGO PROJECT: A Chicago Spiritual Map — We’re working on drawing up a “spiritual map of the city” a wiki website devoted to learning the city of Chicago, seeing it as a mission field. In each of Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods, we share our gut feelings, prayers, conversations, community wells and photographs. It is a research project, but its also an on-ramp for people interested in doing missions in Chicago! Please pray with us for God’s peace in this city!

Chicago Research and Reflections — a series of posts on Chicago from the eyes and heart of yours truly. From serious missionary research to the mundane! :-)

Chicago links I’ve compiled for your heart’s content: Chicago housing, transit, non-profit organizations and more.



DNL — Centered: A Way of Life – Kent Smith

This short e-book is a fascinating journey into the mysteries of the universe and the issues of everyday life. Kent is offering this book to all interested in learning to explore a better way of life. Also, check out The Centered Life.net for more ways to connect to others finding this book helpful.

Audio (RealPlayer) — The Status of the Church in North America – Mark Love and Kent Smith, ACU Lectureship 2005

PDF — Church Planting Movements E-booklet – David Garrison

PDF — The Starfish and the Spider (by Ori Braufman) Summary by John White

PDF — ìBecoming Organicî Group Study – Ben Cheek and MetroSoul

E-Book Series — “Revolutionary: Find the Path to Deeper Living with Jesus” – Ben Cheek


Church Planting Podcast

CPM Training Resources – David Watson

Cubscast – the world’s first (and best) Chicago Cubs podcast

The God Journey -Wayne Jacobson, Brad Gummings

Tim Keller

Ransomed Heart – John Eldredge

Speaking of Faith – Krista Tippett, National Public Radio

BOOKS (more at the base of the page)

On Jesus Christ: The Messiah of Morris Avenue: A Novel – Tony Hendra The Jesus Way – Eugene Peterson

On the Christ-Life: The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical – Shane Claiborne Waking the Dead: The Glory of a Heart Fully AliveJohn Eldredge The Purpose-Driven Life – Rick Warren A New Kind of Christian – Brian McLaren The Barbarian Way – Erwin Raphael McManus

On Missiology: House Church and Mission: The Importance of Household Structures in Early Christianity – Roger Gehring Church Planting: Laying Foundations – Stuart Murray The Master Plan of Evangelism – Robert E. Coleman Missional Church – Darrell Guder

On the Organic Church: Organic Church: Growing Faith Where Life Happens – Neil Cole So You Don’t Want to Go to Church Anymore?Jake Colsen The Shaping of Things to Come – by Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch Church Planting Movements – David Garrison Revolution – George Barna

Coaching, Leadership and Discipleship: Leadership CoachingTony Stoltzfus The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations – Ori Braufman The World CafeJuanita Brown et al.


Legend - Bob Marley and the Wailers /// Add to the Beauty – Sara Groves /// Enter the Worship Circle I-IV - Waterdeep / 100 Portraits /// MTV Unplugged No. 2.0 LIVE – Lauryn Hill /// Nothing is Sound – Switchfoot /// Gregorian Chant for Meditation – Alberto Turco /// Stockholm Syndrome - Derek Webb /// Songs from the Heart - Frank Sinatra /// I Heart the Revolution - Hillsong United /// Upstairs - Shane&Shane /// Furthermore - Jars of Clay /// Writing on the Wall - Jill Phillips /// Where You Live - Tracy Chapman /// Desafinado - Joao Gilberto /// Once Again - John Legend /// Today is the Day - Lincoln Brewster /// Nova Bossa Nova - Marcus Valle /// Newsboys Remixed - Newsboys /// Hideaway - The Weepies /// The Devil, You & Me - The Notwist /// Lights of Madrid - Phil Keaggy /// In Rainbows - Radiohead /// Heaven&Earth - A Tapestry of Worship /// Worth It All - Rita Springer /// Illinoise - Sufjan Stevens ///


Immanuel "God with Us" Prayer - Resources from Karl and Charlotte Lehman - Evanston, IL