What is Mission Central?

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We are young christian leaders growing in spiritual formation and effective leadership together.

Mission Central is a Christian organization based in Aurora, Illinois focused on developing spiritually healthy leaders. We believe it’s possible to bring together effective leadership, spiritual formation, emotional health, and multi-ethnic community. We help emerging leaders who serve in ministry and the marketplace through our in-person leadership cohort, our blog, one-on-one coaching, and other projects. Our patrons make it possible.

Our Core Values

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Effective Leadership

Wherever you have followers, you’re a leader. Your followers in the church or the marketplace need strong, effective leadership to thrive. In leading people well, we serve them well. 

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Spiritual Formation

The person we’re becoming in Christ is our greatest gift to those we serve. Our inner life is meant to take shape in a way that looks more and more like Jesus over time. It’s possible to experience real spiritual change as we live life with God.

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Emotional Health

We engage in the process of becoming more like Jesus in our life and our leadership as a whole person. Learning to practice emotional self-awareness and to seek healing where we need it is essential.

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Multi-ethnic Community

 The Jesus movement has been a multi-ethnic movement from the first generation. Being a healthy Christian leader in our generation means learning to connect people and cross racial, social, and cultural barriers like Jesus does.

What we do

Thoughtful words on life, leadership, and spiritual formation for everyone.

A gathering of emerging leaders in the Chicago area to talk, pray, and learn together.

Meet with Chris and gain tools become both effective and spiritually faithful in your work.


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