rising in every sector
Planting new churches citywide will require a long-term process to identify and train vocational ministers to lead them. And it’s just as critical that those of you who make up the majority of a church—lay people—have rich opportunities to grow as servant leaders. Redeemer will deepen our lay discipleship approach in ways that equip people of all ages to understand personal calling and apply the gospel in practical ways every day. We want to create settings for both pastors and lay people to foster meaningful dialogue with seekers and skeptics. In all of this, Tim Keller can provide strategic leadership by teaching and mentoring more leaders in evangelism and church planting within a city context.
Enhance the city seminary we helped launch last year with Reformed Theological Seminary and Redeemer City to City
We will launch a new lay leadership approach at Redeemer to equip people to serve and live
a more fruitful life as they understand their calling and apply the gospel across five spheres of life.
It will be available through Community Groups, classes, and retreats.
young leaders exploring their calling
to vocational ministry
two-year M.A. in Biblical Studies in partnership
with Reformed Theological Seminary
City Ministry Year:
one-year post-seminary intensive in urban ministry
practical ministry internships in existing churches
two-year program to prepare pastors for Redeemer sites
Church Planting Fellows:
one year of church planting residencies prior to starting a church
two-year training program for leaders while they’re starting a church
City Lab + Church Leader Workshops:
ongoing training and community building among urban ministers
“This new curriculum will be the cornerstone for how we do discipleship at Redeemer. We want to strengthen people to be public with their faith and be intentional about serving the city. When I think about hundreds and hundreds of Christians going through this process, that feels like a movement that will bless New York.”
ABE CHO, Lead Pastor, East Side
“Even after living in New York for 10 years, I’m still enthralled by the city’s contagious energy. There is a constant feeling that I’m part of shaping culture—and yet, it can also be a lonely city. I hope to help New Yorkers thrive by building communities rooted in deep, long-lasting relationships and grounded in the gospel. Through the Redeemer City to City Seminary program, I’m being equipped as an agent for renewal by helping people flourish in communities.”
JORDAN TANKSLEY, Masters Candidate in Biblical Studies, Redeemer City Ministry Program