Our recent Asia Intensive not only provided learning for the church planters who attended, it also provided opportunities for network leaders and trainers from other regions of the world to learn new methods for teaching CTC material.
The International Church Planting Intensive has been Redeemer City to City’s (CTC’s) foundational training for nine years. The Intensive was originally held only in NYC, but in 2012 it became clear that the demand for this unique, month-long crash course in church planting was needed in the major cities of Asia Pacific.
Eighty network leaders representing 41 global cities and 26 countries met in NYC from March 7-9. A network is formed when leaders from the same city, region or even country develop relationships and formally decide to work together to plant churches and reach their geographical area with the gospel. NLF is a gathering of these network leaders.
I am humbled and yet confident that God has called me to lead this organization and fantastic team for this strategic time of opportunity and growth.
When Kathy and I moved to New York City to plant Redeemer Presbyterian Church in 1989, we never imagined we’d be a part of a global gospel movement.
We met Caro in the first small group held at Fuente de Redención Church in Mexico City. Caro came with a friend, and she came hurting. Her husband’s unfaithfulness had led to their divorce, and many struggles continued between them as he had taken property that was hers. Caro never expected to experience this kind of family heartache. She was angry with God.
Lawson Pedigo is a lawyer from Dallas. He was introduced to Redeemer City to City (CTC) by a friend who invited him to HUB Weekend in New York City in 2014. While at HUB Weekend, he met Stephen Murray who was planting Hope City in Cape Town, South Africa. As soon as Lawson heard CTC’s mission articulated, he became a faithful and enthusiastic supporter.