Arlington Heights, IL. (800) 323-4215


This organization provides coaching and assessments to help leaders plant new churches.


resources, coaching, consultations, networking opportunities, assessment

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


Varies per service

Practical Applications

  • Sign up for assessments, which can occur up to five times a year, to reduce risk and increase your church planting success.
  • Build relationships with Converge's network of planters so you are never alone in your ministry.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim Shapiro is the Indianapolis Center’s president. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. For 14 years, Tim served Westminster Presbyterian Church in Xenia, Ohio. Prior to his pastorate at Westminster, he was pastor of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Logansport, Indiana. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation LearnsAfter his extensive work on the Center’s Sacred Space initiative, Tim co-authored the book Holy Places: Matching Sacred Space with Mission and MessageHe has also authored several articles, including Applying Positive Deviance and The Congregation of Theological Coherence.

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