EQUIP Missionary Training
“Experience is the best teacher”
Our 10-month EQUIP missionary training will train you in the principles that will lead to reproducible church planting and give you plenty of experience putting these principles into practice while doing ministry in New York City.
Where you receive your training matters.
Nowhere else in America can prepare you for church planting among unreached people groups like New York City. Feeling like a minority, not having a car, using public transportation, reduced personal space, fatigue, and enduring the entire spectrum of weather are all elements of overseas ministry that you can begin to “get used to” here in New York City before you leave for the field.
Not only this, but very few cities can offer you the unique experience of putting your church planting training immediately into practice among an unreached people group – and New York City has 52 of them waiting for you to reach.
What you get trained in matters.
Many missionaries are pursuing church planting strategies that will be limited to only one church being planted. At EQUIP, we draw from the extensive research that has been done studying the 80+ church planting movements going on around the world right now to train you in planting your first church so that it will reproduce itself many generations deep.
Who you get trained by matters.
You will get trained by and work alongside church planters and cross-cultural missionaries that have dozens and dozens of years of missions experience.
How you get trained matters.
Many Bible schools and missionary training programs leave you front-loaded with teaching without giving you much opportunity to put what you have learned into practice. At International Project, we truly believe that “experience is the best teacher”, so we have designed the EQUIP missionary training with a “just-in-time training” approach. This means that as soon as you are trained in a church planting principle, you will have ample opportunity to put it into practice.
Some highlights of your EQUIP missionary training experience will include:
- Developing a ministry plan with your team to reach an unreached people group in New York City and spend 10 months putting it into practice.
- Facilitating at least one Discovery Bible Study with influential international students on prestigious New York City university campuses.
- Learning to “live out loud” by sharing the Gospel numerous times throughout the year.
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