Hatchery LA is an initiative of the Disciples of Christ of the PSWR and we are an incubator for Spiritual Entrepreneurs. For those of you who aren’t as familiar with Hatchery LA, here is a little background…
Being integrally passionate about spiritual communities, churches and projects that are thriving in serving the needs of people and promoting sustainability and viability, the PSWR Regional Ministers along with Executive Director, Spencer Burke, dreamt up Hatchery LA.
As an initiative of the Disciples, we resource the region both in terms of existing churches and communities that are in need of spiritual innovation as well as new projects that are seeking new frameworks for the way ministry is done in the 21st century.
We believe these new frameworks are part of an emerging discipline called Spiritual Entrepreneurship. What is this new emerging field? Hatchery LA defines SE as:
Responding to the shifts within culture and the world, motivated by the goal of common good, Spiritual Entrepreneurship is an invitation to engage new questions of god and new ways of engaging god that promote community, sustainability and viability. Spiritual Entrepreneurship innovates and iterates to anticipate and address the changing needs of spirituality in the 21st century.
Maybe you are you a seminary graduate that doesn't feel completely prepared to do ministry in the 21st century. Perhaps you are a minister or pastor struggling amidst the transition that changing culture brings. It could be that you are what we call a cultural creative and filled with new ideas and passion.
Whatever ministerial context you might find yourself in, we want to invite you to consider our 12 week course, Certificate in Spiritual Entrepreneurship. Go to the Hatchery LA website - http://HatcheryLA.com - to see a preview of each week of the course and what you can expect. We are covering topics that include innovative theology, lean methodology, economics, technology and sustainability and viability for the future. Our course launches April 23rd. We would love for you to take this journey with us! Feel free to contact Spencer - Spencer@HatcheryLA.com for more information!