What We Do
City Collective is a relationally-driven network. We value getting to know each pastor, their leaders, and the city in which they serve. We want to take time to process the ways that God is leading us into a relationship with pastors/churches and how we can be a blessing to them.
Each year the Collective holds regional informational meetings both in the States and Europe for the purpose of connecting personally with interested pastors. This gives everyone the opportunity to mutually assess the nature of a potential relationship together, both with the Collective and other pastors in the area.
Each year in October, City Collective hosts an annual meeting in New York. The City Collective Gathering is an opportunity to get to know the pastors of from all over the world who are involved with the Collective. This three-day event is a combination of talks by different Trinity Grace parish pastors, break-out sessions facilitated by church leaders and round tables to discuss the church in the world. Spouses are not only encouraged to come, but to participate in discussions designed to meet their unique needs.
Please be sure to include this special event to your calendar, October 7-8, 2013
We are disciple-making churches committed to seeing the person of Jesus transform the lives of individuals, families, neighborhoods, and industries. We see our network of parish churches transforming the city of New York, and we believe the best way for us to transform other cities is to personally disciple others in what we are learning. The Collective is designed to assist pastors who have the same passion for their cities as we do for ours.
Therefore, we have developed a two-year discipleship training we call our Leadership Collective. We want to pass on what we are learning and draw from what God has done in New York with the pastors who participate in our Leadership Collective. Through the relationships in our Collective, we naturally share ideas, gifts, and resources while praying for and with one another to see the kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven.
The following is the commitment to join our Leadership Collective.
Acceptance – We would like to assess if a relationship with us through our Leadership Collective is best for you. So connecting with us is your first step. Please email us for more information.
Participation – We ask for mandatory participation in our four two-day meetings in New York as a part of the first year of the Leadership Collective. Being located in NY, these meetings will allow you to participate and spend time in our movement in New York. Coaching is a part of the first year of this training, so access through various forms of communication will be imperative.
Financial Investment – We ask you to make a contribution to the ministry of City Collective to support the cost of training and development in your life. You will also be responsible for your travel to and from New York. We would like to work with you in the development of these financial needs.
Those in our Leadership Collective are coached as a part of their participation. City Collective also provides personal coaching and consultation for pastors and churches in specific situations where we feel we can add value and insight to building God’s Kingdom through these relationships.
Trinity Grace Church was organized like New York City: unique to each neighborhood. We believe our lives are better when we spend time in and care about where we live. That is one reason why we have several neighborhood churches, called parishes, in various places across New York City.
We call this neighborhood model the City Parish. Like a traditional Catholic or Episcopal church, we have many neighborhood churches that are part of a larger, unified network. In New York, the larger network is able to do things a single neighborhood church couldn’t do on its own, like run a counseling center or facilitate large-scale worship events, and knits each small church into a bigger, citywide movement. Beyond New York, we have seen mutual discipleship and the sharing of ideas and resources expand the Kingdom. But more than all this, pastors in our network both in New York and beyond, are able to develop covenant relationships with pastors who share the same passion for their city as they do for their own.
Our churches and partnerships with existing churches are started through covenant relationship. Each pastor in our network makes a covenant to the other pastors in our network. So building our network is really building covenant relationships. We ask pastors to go through our Leadership Collective to begin the process of building these covenant relationships in City Collective.
Please connect with us: Info@CityCollective.org