Future NYC church planters
(1-2 years from planting)


9 months


Preparing leaders to start balanced, gospel-centered churches in their neighborhoods

the training

The Fellows Program gives potential church planters training with seasoned practitioners and a realistic experience of life and ministry in the city. Fellows gain exposure to urban ministry experiences such as small group leadership, mercy ministry, teaching, evangelism, and faith and work integration.


Development opportunities

The Fellows Program is designed to provide appropriate development opportunities for each Fellow in any of the following areas:



urban context

Getting to know the city and its people


church planting exposure

Experiencing the rigors of urban church planting


Theological integration

Processing how the gospel impacts all of life


Leadership & Pastoral development

Learning to influence and shepherd others well

the program

There are three essential components to the Fellows Program:

field ministry

Fellows spend 30-50 hours per week in a field ministry assignment under the supervision of a New York City pastor.

weekly sessions

The Fellows cohort meets weekly from September to June, and sessions include seminars, discussion, and study.

practical equipping

Fellows visit church plants and receive individualized coaching to prepare them in actionable ways for planting their own church.

the details



  • Ordained or on an ordination track
  • Affiliation with a church planting network, denomination and/or existing church in New York City that can help candidate obtain a residency or internship
  • A strong sense of calling to church planting in NYC
  • Proven character and integrity
  • Prior ministry experience


Approximately 6-8 Fellows are selected for each cohort


Learn More


If the Fellows program sounds like the right fit for you, and if you match the qualifications of the program, contact us for more information.


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.