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Nathan Carter

Nathan Carter grew up in rural Indiana, but since 2004 he has been a pastor at Immanuel Baptist Church in the city of Chicago. He went to Wheaton College for undergrad and also received a Master’s degree from there in Biblical Exegesis. He is currently studying towards another MA in Urban Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. In 2010 he helped to start GOSPEL for Chicago, a church-based collaborative effort to train more pastors for a movement of church planting in Chicago. Nathan and Andrea have been married for over 15 years and together they have 5 daughters (plus a dog, a cat, and two fish). Nathan's deep passion is to see the God of the gospel glorified through his Word being learned, loved, and lived in the city.

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Nathan Carter

The church in the center

Learning from Tim Keller’s emphasis on the strategic value of ministry in the city

It was 2005. I was a farm boy who found himself pastoring a church in the center of a...

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How you can pray for churches in Illinois

Abortion, autonomy, and the power of the gospel

Pray for the work of the Church in Illinois. The state of the Church...

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How does ministry involve politics?

Learning to steward power and interests

"Ugh," was the grimacing response of someone in my church when I told her...

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Why staying in your church longterm is good for you

In my experience, it usually takes about three to four years to really start...

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