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Fellows Program

This nine-month leadership training program is for those considering church planting in New York City within the next 2-3 years.



This 9-month leadership training program is for those considering church planting in NYC within the next 2-3 years.


Fellows program candidates are men and women that are developed in a contextualized learning environment that prepares them further for NYC church planting. This program is ideal in that it allows a 2-3 year runway of concentrated specialized training to allow future planters to invest intentionally in their spiritual, personal, leadership, and ministry development.


Development Sessions Fellows meet weekly from September to June for seminars, discussion, and study with seasoned practitioners.

Field Ministry Immersion Fellows spend 30-50 hours per week in a field ministry assignment under the supervision of a NYC pastor.

Practical Equipping Fellows visit church plants and work on a ministry project presentation to receive individualized coaching.


  • CTC_NYC_Checkmark Ordained or on an ordination track
  • CTC_NYC_Checkmark Affiliated with a church planting network, denomination and/or existing church
  • CTC_NYC_Checkmark Have a strong sense of calling to church planting
  • CTC_NYC_Checkmark Have proven character and integrity
  • CTC_NYC_Checkmark Have prior ministry experience

Interested in learning if you qualify to participate in the Fellows Program?