By Derrick Puckett, Renewal Church, Chicago We came into planting a church in Chicago like we had it all together. We thought we had the perfect location, the perfect staff team, enough money, and people. In the mind of the church planter, the plant may look and feel better than
Renewal Church [http://www.orchardgroup.org/church/renewal/] in Chicago recently relocated to a high school on the west side of Chicago. The move allowed them to stay in the neighborhood while also providing them room for growth. It was a good idea - after adding a second service, the
> "Out of 500 people, I was the only black guy in the room." Lead Planter Derrick Puckett, on his heart for Chicago, and the desire to be a part of a new church that has a vision to bring people of all backgrounds together. Renewal Church website [http://www.renewalchicago.
Chicago, Illinois is the third largest city in the United States and a city with significant global influence. Over 20 Fortune 500 companies are based in Chicago. The city is home to significant educational and cultural institutions. While Chicago is a great and global city, it is also a city