ABOUT SEED WEEKS

Join us for a one-week mission trip full of abundant gospel sowing among unreached people groups in New York City!

Volunteers will partner with local missionaries for a week of evangelism among diaspora and unreached people groups in the city. You can come as an individual, couple, family, or larger group! Teams will receive basic training in cross-cultural evangelizing techniques and go out into the community, looking for “People of Peace” who would be open to studying the Bible or learning more about Jesus.

Groups are welcome to attend any of the scheduled Seed Weeks. If you would like to schedule a trip for a group on a date not already scheduled, please contact us regarding the availability of our trainers.

Upcoming Dates:

Week One: June 17-21, 2019

Week Two: June 24-28, 2019

Week Three: July 8-12, 2019

Week Four: July 15-19, 2019

Fall Week: September 23-27, 2019

Note that our Seed Weeks run from Monday-Friday. Travel to and from the city should occur on the days before/after your desired trip dates.

Spring Break Dates:
March 9-13, 2020
March 23-27, 2020
 
Summer Dates: 
June 15-19, 2020
June 22-26, 2020
July 6-10, 2020

July 13-17, 2020

Note that our Seed Weeks run from Monday-Friday. Travel to and from the city should occur on the days before/after your desired trip dates.

ABOUT
SEED WEEKS

Join us for a one-week short-term mission trip full of abundant gospel sowing among unreached people groups in NYC!

Volunteers will partner with us for a week of evangelism among diaspora and unreached people groups in New York City. Participants will receive basic training in cross-cultural evangelism techniques and then go out into local communities, looking for “People of Peace” who would be open to studying the Bible or learning more about Jesus.

Individuals and groups are welcome to attend any of the scheduled programs. If you would like to request a separate Seed Day or Seed Week for a group of 10+, you are welcome to request dates on the interest form below.

Upcoming Seed Weeks:

Week One: June 17-21, 2019

Week Two: June 24-28, 2019

Week Three: July 8-12, 2019

Week Four: July 15-19, 2019

Fall Week: September 23-27, 2019

Note that our Seed Weeks run from Monday-Friday. Travel to and from the city should occur on the days before/after your desired trip dates.

Spring Break Dates:
March 9-13, 2020
March 23-27, 2020
 
Summer Dates: 
June 15-19, 2020
June 22-26, 2020
July 6-10, 2020

July 13-17, 2020

Note that our Seed Weeks run from Monday-Friday. Travel to and from the city should occur on the days before/after your desired trip dates.

Go Process

Seed week faq

Training sessions before the short-term mission trip will not only prepare participants for the type of ministry they’ll be engaged in during Seed Weeks, but also create a time for teams to thoughtfully discuss expectations, bond as a team, and pray together

Each outreach day will have a time of training and prayer in the morning, followed by lunch, with evangelism/sifting in the afternoon and into the evening.

Because of the nature of missions work, scheduled activities may shift as different ministry opportunities arise.
See below for a sample daily schedule (subject to change):

SCHEDULE
9:00 am-12:00 pm: Training
12:00 pm-1:00 pm: Lunch
1:00pm-5:45 pm: Seed Sowing/Ministry

Trips will begin Monday morning and end the following Friday evening. Teams should plan to arrive the day before and leave the day after the week ends. Teams will have one day off for sight-seeing. See below for a sample schedule:

SCHEDULE
Day 1: Intro & Prayer Walking
Day 2: Training & Ministry in Neighborhoods
Day 3: Free Day/Sightseeing
Day 4: Training & Ministry in Neighborhoods
Day 5: Debrief & Ministry in Neighborhoods

The primary activity of Seed Week teams will be street evangelism to unbelievers from diaspora communities (individuals that long-term missionaries have yet to interact with). This means that every person on our short-term mission trip team will be expected to initiate spiritual conversations with people in public spaces. By interacting with new, spiritually interested people, participants will help long-term workers find individuals who are open to learning about Jesus and who may also be interested in gathering friends/family to hear the gospel. Participants literally help missionaries “sift” through large Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, and Sikh populations in the city, looking for spiritually-open people.

While each team will have a long-term missionary acting as a ministry liaison for their group, teams that plan to come will need to designate a team leader who will coordinate the details of their trip. The team leader will be responsible for coordinating transportation to NYC (booking flights, buying bus tickets, etc.), arranging hotel/hostel stays, facilitating pre-trip training modules, and collecting the Seed Week fee.

Team leaders will be responsible to communicate with their missionary liaison in NYC. The liaison will provide teams with training materials, help to answer logistical questions, and organize a team’s schedule and ministry locations.

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