Chairman and Co-Founder Tim Keller and CEO Steve Shackelford
invite you to attend HUB Weekend 2018.

City to City (CTC) is pleased to announce the theme for HUB Weekend 2018: The Power of the Gospel. Tim Keller and global leaders will speak on how the gospel renews hearts, communities and cities. We all need to be healed, changed, renewed. Through the gospel, God is at work in and through us, inviting us into the work he is doing.

During this invite-only weekend, we will have an opportunity to learn, enjoy the city, pray and consider God's invitation to partner with him for the flourishing of the city. 



By 2050, two-thirds of the world is expected to live in urban areas. Churches must be everywhere the world’s people are, but there are enormous challenges to urban ministry. CTC is a non-profit organization that prayerfully recruits, trains, coaches and resources leaders who cultivate gospel movements in global cities. Our vision is for a world-changing, city-renewing, gospel-centered global church. CTC’s core competencies are urban church planting, leadership development and content creation.

CTC was co-founded and is chaired by Dr. Tim Keller. The team is based in New York City and overseas, and is at work in the global cities of Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and North America. To date, CTC has helped to start 495 new churches in 70 target cities, trained 16,000+ new leaders in city ministry and evangelism, published 28 resources to help recruit, empower and develop these leaders and helped to form 57 gospel networks around the globe.

All of this is done to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to cities.

Read about why we love cities. 


At HUB Weekend 2018 you will have the chance to meet City to City staff and international leaders who are passionate about this vision.

All HUB 2018 Weekend events, except for Sunday morning worship, will be held at Lotte New York Palace Hotel. Old-world elegance and modern-day style meet in this Forbes Travel 2017 recommended hotel which showcases exceptional views of the city's skyline.

HUB Weekend is a rich, in-depth experience designed for you to fully engage with CTC. Tim Keller, global leaders and church planters will speak throughout the weekend, giving updates on the mission and vision of CTC and giving insight into the individual contexts in which they live and serve. Please get in touch with Susan with any specific questions at

May Christ be known in cities.


We hope you will join us to celebrate and support this work.

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes..." Romans 1:16


Please note: Some schedule details are subject to change so please check back as we will update as needed.

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018

6:00 - 10:00 pm
6:00 - 7:00 pm Reception
7:00-8:00 pm Plenary
8:00-10:00 pm Dinner
Business attire

SATURDAY, April 21, 2018

8:00 - 9:00 am
Continental Breakfast
Casual attire until this evening

9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Day Sessions, Plenary and Breakouts
Lunch will be provided

2:30 - 6:00 pm
Free time

6:00 - 10:00 pm
Celebration Dinner
Cocktail attire

SUNDAY, April 22, 2018

CTC has had the privilege to collaborate with numerous churches in NYC. We encourage you to worship at one of these churches. A list will be provided.

11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Our final time together will be over brunch. There is no program planned during brunch, so feel free to come and go as your schedule allows.


RSVP for the event has officially closed. If you have questions or would like to update your status, please contact Susan Thorson at


There is no minimum donation to attend. During the weekend we will formally invite you to invest in this mission.

We find that guests at HUB give in a varying range according to their call, resonance with CTC's mission and capacity. A typical HUB gift is about $25,000 per fiscal year. Overall, gifts tend to be in the range of $5,000 - $2M per year per household. Often a gift will involve one-on-one conversations with Tim Keller and our team leadership, and HUB is the perfect place to have those conversations.

CTC is committed to building meaningful, ongoing relationships with our current and potential donors. We are encouraged, humbled and inspired by all of our supporters, and we thank God for each one of you.


Travel and lodging are arranged privately by each guest, but we have partnered with the Lotte New York Palace Hotel to provide you with a special rate during HUB 2018. Superior Guestrooms are available for $309/night. The hotel will accept reservations at the group rate until the group block is filled or until the cut off date of Wednesday, March 21, whichever comes first. After the room block is filled, or after March 21, rooms will be sold on a space-available basis and at the rate available at that time. 

Lotte New York Palace Hotel
455 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022
(212) 888-7000

To guarantee your rate, use this HUB Weekend exclusive event-booking portal: Lotte New York Palace Hotel-CTC event.  If you have questions regarding booking a room, please contact The Palace's reservations line at 212-888-7000.



Most out-of-town guests fly into JFK International or LaGuardia Airports. Teterboro Airport is the private landing facility closest to NYC and is fully supported by NY / NJ Port Authority.



The Lotte New York Palace Hotel is a hotel in Midtown Manhattan, at the corner of 50th Street and Madison Avenue. The property is housed in the historic landmark Villard Mansion and is a Forbes Travel 2017 recommended hotel.
From their website

With a nod to its celebrated history, Lotte New York Palace stakes its claim as the city’s most iconic hotel. A Madison Avenue jewel that’s forever woven into the fabric of New York City, Lotte New York Palace is both a landmark and luxury retreat, beloved by New Yorkers and cherished by visitors.

A flawless address for business meetings, a storied setting for New York City weddings and a scene-stealing backdrop for movies and television shows, Lotte New York Palace is a quintessential New York experience. That rare place where old-world elegance and modern-day style meet (and live happily ever after).


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