Welcome to the intensive in hamburg

What is the European intensive?

The intensive training is a 10 day long learning experience for church planters that are called to plant a church in one of the major cities of Europe. Interactive classes taught by experienced church planters and trainers will be combined with on-site visits of church plants. The training will have the following main objectives

  • Gospel Theology: We want to create a learning experience where future church planters get immersed into the depth of the gospel, learn to apply the gospel to themselves and understand how the gospel shapes and empowers every aspect of their church plant.

  • Ministry Design: How do we contextualize our ministry approaches to our urban context? What will the unique, city-focused ministry of our church planters look like in their respective context?

  • Balanced Ministry: How do we plant churches that address the different ministry fronts in the city? How will the gospel influence and propel your preaching, evangelism, discipleship, faith and work, and mercy and justice initiatives and bear fruit for your city?

  • Planting a missional church: How do we gather and train a core group for a church plant? How can we implement a missional mindset into our community from the earliest stages on? And how do we lead this community through the various first steps of a church plant?

Where, when and who?

The training will happen from September 9th - September 19th. The training sessions will mostly held by European trainers, as well as by John Thomas from City to City NYC, who will support and train us in the process.

There will also be a side track for trainers, who will train church planters in their respective cities.

How much will it cost?

City to City Europe will cover all the costs for accommodation as well as for the lunches during the training days. We will also organize and book your accommodation.

The participants are responsible to pay for their travel to Hamburg and back. They will also have to cover their expenses for breakfast and dinner. We will offer three dinners. If you use public transport in the city to get around, you will also have to cover that yourself.


The attendees wil stay at the City Surfer Hotel. Amsinckstrasse 44, Hamburg. http://citysurfer44.hotelsinhamburg.net/de/

The trainers will stay at https://boardinghouse-stpauli.de
Königstraße 7 | 22767 Hamburg +49 (40) 31 77 24 13

Questions about housing, travel and in case of emergency

Please contact Imke von Mejer, imke.vonmejer@hamburgprojekt.de or telephone +494041119176.

Training location

Schulterblatt 73 (Studio 2) 3ed Floor
20357 Hamburg
(The entrance is on the left of Haus 73, past the house through a small steel gate)