NYC Immerse

Spend one year in New York City working alongside experienced church planters.


Spend one year in New York City working alongside experienced church planters to gain practical ministry experience, mentoring and understanding of a biblical worldview of mission. Gain a firm theological foundation and put it into practice by:

  • •evangelizing and discipling cross-culturally
  • •launching house churches through discovery bible studies
  • •learning the DNA of reproducible church planting
  • •seeing the power of the gospel among the unreached

Wherever you’re coming from or going to, NYC Immerse will prepare you for ministry in your neighborhood or a city across the world.

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What is NYC Immerse?

Immerse is one year of training Believers in church planting and cross-cultural ministry in New York City. The idea behind Immerse is to give you the practical tools to share your faith, disciple people from diverse cultures, and plant churches-- all in English while living in America. What you learn here at Immerse can be applied to a future ministry wherever the Lord leads you.

What will I be doing during the year?

The first ten months will be in Manhattan, NY, and the last two months will be spent overseas with a Pioneers church planting team. This includes activities such as leading discovery Bible studies, meeting with unbelievers, being involved in an existing house church, developing as a team, and participating in seminars.

What is the focus of the training?

The focus of the training is organic, reproducible church planting. Each team will work to begin house churches during their time in NYC. This is a cross cultural ministry church planting training program so church planting will happen with either internationals from various people groups or with Muslim immigrants living in the city. There will be a high focus on evangelism and discipleship.
The three main elements are:

  • •Theological: Get grounded in your understanding of Scripture, Redemptive History and Mission
  • •Practical: Learn the skills needed for reproducible church planting
  • •Character: Be transformed as you reflect on the Gospel for every area of life and ministry

Who is this training for?

This training is for anyone who seeks to reach the lost and learn how to start churches (biblical communities of believers) in any city, town or village.

Overseas Church Planting: This training is highly recommended for anyone who wants to go overseas to do church planting. Many go overseas to do church planting never having understanding and experience of church planting prior to going. This training will give the experience and a philosophy of church planting prior to arriving to the field.

When does it start and end?

NYC Immerse is one year starting in August. The exact start date is to be determined.

How much does it cost?

Expected costs of the program are $2200-2500 per month. This includes housing, meals, local transportation, health insurance, and all ministry expenses for the months spent in New York and abroad. What’s not included is: your transport to New York City, transportation to orientation and debriefs in Florida that bookend your summer trip, personal spending money and souvenirs.

How do I apply?

Start the application process by creating a user name & password and filling out a START Form
There will be a phone interview, an application and references to complete the application process.

Can I get college credit from NYC Immerse?

NYC Immerse will provide courses in hermeneutics, Old Testament, New Testament and Systematic Theology. These courses are not accredited by a college degree program, but they count toward Pioneers Bible requirements for long-term appointments.

Is there an age requirement?

The minimum age for this program is 21 years.


We want to connect you with the unreached—through prayer, financial investment and even exploring how your gifts, talents and passions intersect with the expansion of the Kingdom of God among the nations.