Eric Metcalf is the Pastor of Community Christian Church in Lincoln Park | Old Town, located in downtown Chicago. Eric also directs NewThing’s Leadership Residency Program - a program designed to apprentice church planters to start new churches. Previously, Eric led NewThing (www.newthing.org), a growing church planting network focused on catalyzing a movement of reproducing churches. Under Eric's leadership, NewThing was able to double in size every year for 3 years straight; reaching a goal of planting 1 new church every 11 days. Eric has been married for 19 years to his beautiful wife Erin and has three incredible children: Joey (13), Lydia (12), and Max (9).