The Incubator is our key two-year program to serve, train, and develop church planters and ministers in Australia.

Each learning module addresses the specific needs of planters, including skills in thinking theologically about ministry, and growth in the various areas of ministry. Church planters go through the program during the critical phase of launching their congregations. They get practical help on writing their action plan, the philosophy of ministry, crucial ministry development, and preaching, among other topics. Ideally, this training is accompanied by coaching to encourage the planters to perform to the maximum extent of their giftedness.

For ministers and pastors who are well established, this program is a great opportunity to focus on renewal in your current ministries.


how to register


Individual registration: $687.50 per semester

Discounted rates available for approved church groups and church planters. Contact us for more information.

Registrations for semester two have now closed. Registrations for 2018 will open later this year.

credit students (MA ACCREDITED COURSE)

Please contact each college directly for course fee information and how to register for MA accreditation:

Christ College, Sydney

Bible College SA, Adelaide

Ridley College, Melbourne


2017 course information

Bible college sa

Led by Dr Cameron Munro, Senior Pastor, Trinity Hills

Wednesdays, 9:20am - 4:20pm

Semester 2, 2017: Leading in Contextual Mission (PC739)

  • Module 1: July 26
  • Module 2: August 16
  • Module 3: September 13
  • Module 4: October 25


Led by Rev Andrew Katay, CEO, City to City Australia, and Chris Swann, Director of Training

Wednesdays, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Semester 2, 2017: Gospel Spirituality for Leadership (PC740)

  • Module 1: July 19
  • Module 2: August 16
  • Module 3: September 20
  • Module 4: November 1


Led by Mark Tapping, Pastor, Kingscross Church

Thursdays, 9:30am - 4:00pm

Semester 2, 2017: Leading in Contextual Mission (PC739)

  • Module 1: July 27
  • Module 2: August 24
  • Module 3: September 28
  • Module 4: October 19

Christ College

Led by Rev Andrew Katay, CEO, City to City Australia

Wednesdays, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Semester 2, 2017: Leading in Contextual Mission (PC739)

  • Module 1: July 26
  • Module 2: August 30
  • Module 3: October 25
  • Module 4: November 15

Interested in the Incubator, but can't see your city listed? Email us at to register your interest.

*Please note course dates and times are subject to confirmation at the first session. Fees listed are current for 2017.


City to City Australia is offering a peer learning experience designed to take Tim Keller’s framework for preaching and provide an environment in which it actually changes your practice of preaching.

The program is structured around two halves:

  1.  A discussion of various Keller resources on preaching, including unpublished materials
  2.  An application of this learning to actual sermons

An additional component of the Preaching Incubator is that across a period of time, members will commit to preaching the same text of Scripture on the same Sundays. This will facilitate a special experience - peer preparation, using the principles developed during the year, along with review of each others’ sermons from the vantage point of having preached the same text.

The vision is that if the principles for preaching outlined by Keller in his book actually transformed the practice of preachers in cities across Australia, the impact would be dramatic, both in winning the lost for Christ, and transforming the lives of his people.

Prerequisite: Some exposure to City to City training and/or ecosystem

To find out more about the Preaching Incubator, email us at


The International Intensive is a training program for those starting churches in global cities. It is held over two and a half weeks in the Asia Pacific region (in May), and over five weeks in New York City (in October).

The program is designed to prepare church planters by exposing them to church planting concepts, theological resources to grow churches, leadership modules, and other church planting principles.

Participants in the Intensive are selected through an extensive recruiting and screening process.

To find out more about the Intensive, email us at


Coaching provides church planters with support, assistance and accountability. A coach helps a planter develop their church planting competencies, addresses personal life issues, and provides insights into role navigation in the church planting project in the context of a friendship. It is a process of imparting encouragement and skills to the planter in order to succeed in starting a gospel-centered church, in the context of a gospel friendship.

"Coaching may very well be the single most important ingredient for success in a new church plant. Everyone needs to learn from those who have traveled the path of life and ministry ahead of them—great benefits can be reaped from their wisdom and experience. Having someone to guide new church planters along the sometimes difficult path of ministry can be invaluable." (Logan & Johnston, Cultivating Church Multiplication Movements)

Our coach trainers are Roger Bray, Director of Coaching, and Ed Vaughan.

If you would like to be trained as a coach, visit our Coaching page for more information.


The Gotham Fellowship is a one year-long intensive training program designed to be delivered in your church. It provides a terrific foundation for workers who want to know how their faith can have meaningful integration with their work.

Gotham is not for the feint-hearted! It requires commitment on the part of the church to free up one or more of its leaders to lead a weekly study over a 28-week curriculum that encompasses the foundations of the Christian faith and how that faith impacts on a wide array of personal and cultural issues. 

The Fellowship integrates three primary elements to further the social, cultural, and spiritual renewal of its participants:

Theological Training: At the core of our program is the commitment to consider how the gospel impacts every area of life. We develop a worldview that draws from the deep resources of the Reformed tradition and is sufficiently robust to engage the diverse and complex culture of Australia.

Spiritual and Personal Development: The Fellowship fosters personal, spiritual and professional development through daily devotions and relationships with pastoral leaders and mentors from their congregations.

Community Formation: The Fellowship is a community of peers, from diverse backgrounds and vocations, who are committed to each others’ spiritual growth and calling to serve the common good of the city.

To find out more, contact us at