City Lab is a ministry training experience open to any New York City pastor or church leadership team.

Join pastors from across the five boroughs for a talk by Timothy Keller, a special guest speaker, and a round table discussion to work out these ideas in your ministry.

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Ruben Soto, New York City Senior Program Manager
Denine Carter, City Lab Coordinator

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2016-2017 Making Disciples in the City

We all agree that making disciples is a must. Yet we don't all agree on what discipleship is and what it should accomplish. How can ministry leaders disciple overworked, transient city dwellers in an urban environment that competes for their attention? And how do we know if it's making a difference?

In this series, we will rediscover the definition of discipleship, explore defective discipleship models, and address topics of particular relevance to the urban context. Join leaders from across the five boroughs for talks by Tim Keller, insights from guest speakers, and workshops to work out these ideas in your life and ministry.


Sept 8, Nov 3, Jan 12, Mar 2, May 11

150 West 83rd Street between Amsterdam & Columbus, 5th Floor
Thursday afternoons, 2-5pm

Participants must be registered to attend.


Session Videos

2016-2017: making disciples in the city


2015-2016: The Personal Life of the Leader

2014-2015: Gospel Preaching

2013-2014: Evangelism and Mission



From Gospel Preaching, 2014-2015:

"City Lab has directly improved my preaching this year and I know my congregation has noticed. I know the fruit will be harvested for years."
"This has completely changed my approach to preaching. From moralism to gospel. From mind to heart."
"City Lab helps me take my theology into my practice. It renews my spirit while firing my imagination for how the Spirit might use me for the glory of Christ here in the city."
"These events help us to be more balanced in how we do church by interacting with other churches."
"I met a ton of new people. Very grateful for those fellow pastors. I attended alone a few times, but never left alone."


From Evangelism & Mission, 2013-2014:

"It is very important to know that others in our city are facing the same situations and have some answers which can help us."
"I love learning from practitioners and connecting with like-minded folks."
"It has made me more reflective about how to speak to people who have no Christian background."
"City Lab has been an incredible diagnostic tool that has shown us where we can improve."

From Center Church series, 2012-2013:

"This has been like a seminary class - a great growing experience to share with staff and other pastors." 
"This discussion of the [different] models has made me much more respectful of what other churches may be trying to do and therefore more open to dialogue with them and learn from them."
"Am pleasantly surprised with the diversity of the group (attendees) and speakers. Coming together of those from many different economic, theological, ethnic groups to share with each other and learn from each other. As well as provide tools and resources for those that may not usually have access to them."
"It's great to benefit from Tim Keller's teachings and other church leaders I wouldn't otherwise be exposed to."
"Gets me thinking big - so needed."