We have obtained accreditation for the Incubator to become a Master of Arts subject at Christ College Sydney, Bible College SA and Ridley College Melbourne - making a total of three cohorts that will be running in 2017.



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.

NB: Participants at Bible College SA - please register with the college directly

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

Christ College, Sydney, NSW

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

Wednesdays, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Semester 1, 2017: Gospel Spirituality for Leadership (unit pc740)

  • Module 1: February 8
  • Module 2: March 22
  • Module 3: April 26
  • Module 4: May 24

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

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


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

Wednesdays, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Semester 1, 2017: Executing Visionary Leadership (unit pc737)

  • Module 1: February 15
  • Module 2: March 15
  • Module 3: April 26
  • Module 4: May 31

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

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

Bible college sa, adelaide, sa

Led by Dr Cameron Munro, Senior Pastor, Trinity Hills

Wednesdays, 9:20am - 4:20pm

Semester 1, 2017: Gospel Spirituality for Leadership (unit pc740)

  • Module 1: March 8
  • Module 2: April 5
  • Module 3: May 10
  • Module 4: June 14

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

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

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

*Please note course dates and times are subject to change


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 in 2017, 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, Director of Coaching Roger Bray, and Ed Vaughan, have been accredited by Gary Watanabe, Associate Director, Intercultural Church Planting, at Redeemer City to City, NYC.




15-16 February: Initial two-day intensive training
February - July: 6x Supervised live coaching sessions via Skype
19-20 July: Final two-day intensive training

Cost: $375 per person. Morning tea and lunch provided
Venue: St Stephen’s Anglican Church Newtown

To find out more and apply for our coach training programme, email Roger Bray at


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 Gabriel Lacoba, Manager of the Australian Centre for Faith and Work, at or 02 9797 1545