Grow Groups are designed to help carry the DNA of the movement known as Chicago Embassy Church far beyond the "Four Walls" of our congregation. Grow Groups help people grow in their relationships with God and one another. Grow Groups help people grow in their knowledge of the scripture. Grow Groups facilitate the growth of the movement of believers devoted to wrapping our arms around Chicago and loving the city to life in Christ.
This training will equip you to become and effective member of a Grow Group Facilitor Team. All groups are facilitated by teams (not individuals) and members of CEC Grow Groups Facilitator Teams must complete this training in person or online.
Prophet Chris has been involved in Church leadership for 16 years and has engaged in passionate service to the city of Chicago for even longer. As a youth, Chris worked as a community organizer on Chicago’s west side, building out strong youth participation in local community groups. This work helped to establish organizations designed to help young people build themselves and their communities. As a young man, Chris has been involved in several efforts to improve educational equity in Chicago including service as the founding Executive Director of Parent Power Chicago. Pastor Chris’ ministry efforts include service as an Associate Pastor at Chicago Embassy Church, leadership in the church planting team at Legacy Fellowship Church and the founding of the Chicago Peace Campaign, which organizes churches and other faith-based institutions to build peacemaking networks in local communities. Pastor Chris has a Bachelor's Degree in Civic and Political Engagement from Northeastern Illinois University. He and his wife, Aziza are joyful parents of four children Azaria (6), Corban (5), Azadi (2) and Christopher-Anthony (1).