From the 2017 Annual Report.
Preparing a Pipeline of Future Leaders
New York City is one of the key cities in fueling a gospel movement around the world. There’s a sense of fresh energy as God builds a movement of churches, organizations and leaders throughout the city. More than 600 leaders completed CTC training programs in 2017. More local leaders from the city are planting churches. Tim Keller and other leading practitioners are teaching and investing in a new generation of ministers. And CTC's New York City team is actively developing a pipeline to support its vision to see the number of churches double and the body of Christ triple in New York City by 2026.
To realize such a large vision, it will take hundreds of trained pastors and lay leaders from many denominations equipped for the challenge of ministry in New York City. CTC is learning from and equipping ministry leaders from all five boroughs and New Jersey. Experienced church planters are being trained to train new church planters, and the ripple effect is incredible to see.
73 high-potential, young adult leaders trained in the Apprentice Program
17 church planters completed Incubator
City Ministry Year welcomed its inaugural class of 14 participants
The Incubator Borough Collective, a training program for bivocational planters and pastors serving outside Manhattan, expanded to the Bronx to serve 22 more leaders
An inaugural class of 10 students graduated from the RTS and CTC joint seminary
For new training programs to better equip pastors and leaders on evangelism and apologetics
For new and existing churches to remain rooted in the gospel, welcome non-Christians and sacrificially serve their neighborhoods in mercy and justice
For leaders who will start churches contextualized to New Yorkers
*Redeemer City to City’s New York programs are funded by the New York Project, a joint strategy of Redeemer Churches and Redeemer City to City.
“To keep up with the city’s rate of growth and have the gospel grow, we need church planters who have a lot of agility. More and more organizations, networks and denominations understand the need for increased training. When a planter is properly equipped, we see churches taking root in communities and beautiful expressions of the kingdom of God across the city.”