David Fitch is B. R. Lindner Chair of Evangelical Theology at Northern Seminary Chicago, IL. He is also one of the co-founders of Missio Alliance and coaches a network of church plants in the Christian and Missionary Alliance. He is the founding pastor of Life on the Vine Christian Community, a missional church in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, and recently has joined the pastoral staff of a daughter congregation, Peace of Christ Church in Westmont, IL. He writes on the issues the local church must face in mission, including cultural engagement, leadership and theology, and has lectured and presented on these topics at many seminaries, graduate schools, denominational gatherings and conferences. His books include The Church of Us vs. Them and Faithful Presence: Seven Disciplines that Shape the Church for Mission.