A nine-month program to equip young leaders in NYC churches with a deeper understanding of the gospel, their calling, and the city






We train leaders worldwide to build gospel movements in their cities. In NYC, we use our extensive experience and expertise to catalyze church planting efforts and develop leaders to serve a gospel movement that seeks the renewal of the entire city. Young leaders in churches across NYC fuel this gospel movement, and they need support and intentional development to step into their callings as church planters, vocational ministers, and marketplace leaders.


The Training


We come alongside churches to help them identify, equip, and mobilize young leaders for the advancement of the gospel in NYC. In this nine-month training program, we provide apprentices with a diverse set of learning experiences and deep connections with other developing leaders across the city. At the same time, we support and train pastors as they coach their apprentices on a ministry assignment in their church.




Learning Sessions

Apprentices meet every other month for five Saturday learning sessions. Each session includes extended, interactive teaching on the day’s main topic from an expert facilitator, testimonies from ministry and marketplace leaders, and community-building activities with other apprentices. 


Site Visits

To highlight key components of a citywide gospel movement, apprentices also participate in two guided site visits—one to a mercy & justice ministry and another to a church plant outside their neighborhood.


Ministry Assignment and Coaching

Each apprentice will complete a ministry assignment in their church under the supervision of their pastor. With training and support from City to City, pastors will meet with their apprentices regularly to coach them on their project and help them process what they’re learning.


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Apprentices must be recommended for the program by their pastor. Once recommended, candidates will complete a short application and interview with City to City staff. 


Pastors should select candidates ages 22 to 28 who:

  • Demonstrate leadership potential through their current ministry involvement
  • Possess strong critical thinking skills
  • Display a growing relationship with God
  • Show passion for advancing the gospel in the city


Priority will be given to candidates who are considering church planting. However, young leaders in the marketplace and other forms of vocational ministry are also encouraged to apply.


Apprentice Program Recommendation Form

This form is intended for pastors who would like to recommend candidates from their churches for the Apprentice Program. If you are a prospective apprentice, please speak with your pastor about the program. 

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