Young leaders in NYC churches (women and men ages 22-28)


9 months


Equipping young leaders with a deeper understanding of the gospel, their calling, and the city

the training

Through the Apprentice Program, we come alongside churches to help them identify, equip, and mobilize young leaders for the advancement of the gospel in New York. In this nine-month training program, we provide women and men 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.


five areas of focus

When designing the Apprentice Program, we asked seasoned ministry leaders in New York City what they wish they had learned in their twenties. These five areas of focus emerged:





gospel theology




city vision


church & culture


the program

There are three essential components of the Apprentice Program:

learning sessions

Apprentices meet every other month for five Saturday learning sessions, which include interactive teaching, testimonies, and community-building activities.

site visits

Apprentices participate in two guided site visits—one to a mercy & justice ministry and another to a church plant outside their neighborhood.

ministry assignment & coaching

Pastors coach their apprentices on a ministry assignment in their church. City to City provides training and support for pastors as they coach.

the details


Qualifications for apprentices

  • Recommended for the program by their pastor
  • Between the ages of 22-28
  • 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

recommendaton & Selection Process

Pastors recommend candidates for the program each spring. Candidates then complete a short application and interview.

Priority will be given to candidates who are considering church planting. However, we welcome any young leader with a desire to participate in the gospel movement in NYC.


Learn More


For more information, or to recommend young leaders from your church for the Apprentice Program, contact us by clicking below.


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.