Our Approach

We've developed training based on research and experience in the competencies required to plant a church in a city.


Rather than prescribing a set of programs, we help leaders create gospel ministries that are suited to their context and culture.

Our goal is for this content to be used to help ministries all over the world create new and effective expressions of the gospel.

Here at City to City, we train leaders for ministry in cities. 

You're in a city. You do ministry. Perfect fit. 



In Center Church, Timothy Keller offers challenging insights and provocative questions based on over twenty years of ministry in New York City. This book outlines a theological vision for ministry—based on classic doctrines, but rethinking our assumptions about church for our time and place—organized around three core commitments:

Gospel-centered: The gospel of grace in Jesus Christ changes everything, from our hearts to our community to the world. It completely reshapes the content, tone, and strategy of all that we do.

City-centered: Cities increasingly influence our global culture and affect the way we do ministry. With a positive approach toward our culture, we learn to affirm that cities are wonderful, strategic, and underserved places for gospel ministry.

Movement-centered: Instead of building our own tribe, we seek the prosperity and peace of our community as we are led by the Holy Spirit.