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Making disciples among the unreached

Diaspora ministy in New York City

Tags: New York City

Thousands of internationals from least-evangelized countries come to New York City every year for business, education and political service. SEND partners with International Project to see reproducing churches planted among the more than 50 unreached people groups of New York City.

In New York, community-based teams connect with unreached people in their neighborhoods. This diaspora ministry involves spending significant amounts of time living, shopping, playing and eating where the people group lives, shops, plays and eats.

Teams also work with international students at a variety of campuses throughout the city. These ministries focus on making disciples and training new believers to start reproducing churches when they return to their home countries. 

Many of the immigrants that we work with are very open to talk about spiritual things, though they come from very different religious backgrounds. This graph illustrates the religious diversity of the unreached peoples in New York City.

The New York City teams engage the unreached with the gospel through Discovery Bible Studies, leading to reproducible house churches that spread throughout these communities in the States, as well as in immigrants’ home countries.

Our opportunities to serve in New York City include EQUIP, a 10-month program that trains new missionaries in the principles that lead to reproducible church planting and offers plenty of experience putting these principles into practice while doing ministry in New York City.

We also have one-week and long-term ministry opportunities available.

Read an interview with International Project’s president about diaspora ministry in New York City.