Redeemer City to City helps local leaders plant churches in global cities. We are seeking to recruit, resource, and train church planters in the major city centers around the world. Would you join us by supporting an international church planter?
For the first time in the history of the world more than 50% of the world's population lives in cities. Most leading urbanologists estimate that by 2050 the number of people living in cities will exceed 75%. The growth of cities is the missional challenge of our generation.Today, research shows that new churches are the best way to reach new generations, new residents, and new people groups in a city with the gospel. In fact, they are up to 6 to 10 times more effective at attracting people to the gospel than older, more established churches. Although we desperately need the existing churches to continue to grow and maintain faithful gospel ministry, if we are to reach the rapidly growing numbers of people in cities who do not know Christ, we need hundreds and thousands of new churches to be established in those cities.
Our most intense training is done over a five-week full-time period (pre-launch) or a two-year cohort program (while launching a new church). These programs were developed in New York City and are being adapted in Asia, Europe and South America through local networks, coaches and alumni. We also run more compressed versions of training, including 2-day workshops.
For most of our training, the participant's only cost is travel. We cover all other costs with money we fundraise. On top of this free training, over the past 12 years, City to City has given $7 million in grants to churches in NYC and in 40 cities around the world.
Like any successful startup, a new church needs investors who believe that it can eventually become a self-sustaining engine for good in the community. Try it out for yourself!
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Redeemer City to City is a leadership development organization founded by Timothy Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church. We help local leaders start churches in global cities by providing content resources, renewable grants, local networks and comprehensive training. Redeemer City to City hopes to build a global movement of leaders and practitioners who build upon and adapt our “DNA” to create new churches, new ventures and new expressions of the gospel of Jesus Christ for the common good. Learn more about our vision for ministry in Center Church and download resources at Gospel in Life.