Church Intensive



a note from francis

Haven't you always been a bit confused about Church?  You read about the unstoppable power, miraculous love, and outrageous sacrifice of the first church.  Then you wonder if it is even possible for the church today.  

We believe it is not only possible, but it is promised and commanded.  And we want to invite you to dream with us and hopefully reignite your hope for the church.  Join us to take a fresh look at the Scriptures, and experience how we pursue these biblical ideals for church in San Francisco.

Our church is far from perfect, but we are beginning to experience some of the blessings promised in Scripture.  Our hope is to encourage you along your journey.  Through our Church Intensive, you can engage in classes taught by pastors of We Are Church, participate in our house church gatherings, hit the streets with us to reach out to the community, and refocus in prayer both personally and together.


what is church intensive?

The Church Intensive is a training for pastors and future pastors to study ecclesiology alongside of We Are Church, the church planting network started by Francis Chan in 2013.

Church Intensive consists of learning and living out the values espoused by We Are Church. Topics include the importance of godly character in leadership, the difference between commands from God and man made traditions, the importance of our love for one another, the cost of discipleship fleshed out in the local church, the power of everyone using their gifts in the body.

We currently offer two intensive training tracks: a 4-day and a 10-day. The 4-day option is for those currently in leadership positions with a church as well as those who are preparing to plant a church soon, while the 10-day track is for anyone who feels led to pursue starting simple, home based churches, regardless of leadership experience.

Please see individual pages linked below for more information.



Are you wondering about the schedule? Other questions? See if they are answered here on our FAQ page.