Gain A Vision For Missions
Come to New York City for an unforgettable time of missions exposure and experience! Church, school, and youth groups that sign up for our World Outreach Weekend (WOW) program often gain a fresh vision for global missions and return home with practical ideas for ministry in their own communities. We combine classes, worship times, and ministry activities for a packed and impactful weekend. Your time here may include:
- Learning about unreached people groups
- Singing and distributing literature in a train station
- Practicing personal evangelism techniques
- Visiting a Muslim mosque or a Buddhist temple
- Prayer walking on the neighborhood streets
Live For Something Greater
WOW is not a sightseeing trip. Your time here will challenge you spiritually and physically. But for some, WOW is the push that they need to re-orient their lives around God’s mission in the world. Come ready for God to open your heart to needs and opportunities in our city and around the globe. And there are thrills along the way; talking to someone about Jesus for the first time, navigating the NYC subway system, immersing yourself in a plethora of new foods, languages, and traditions. It only takes one step to start the journey of a lifetime.
Schedule Your Group
We host WOW events for groups in the spring, summer, and fall, as well as one weekend in March open to individual youth. We are often booked a year in advance, so contact us early about bringing your group! Approximate cost is $155 per person, which includes lodging, subway fare, and most meals.
Email [email protected] for more information or to register for a weekend.
Frequently Asked Questions
How should our group arrive in the city?
It works best to drive into the city using vans or cars. We do not have off-street parking, and buses are not allowed to park on the street in our neighborhood, so please do not bring a bus unless you are able to make your own parking arrangements.
What should we bring with us?
We recommend that each participant bring a Bible, notebook or journal, comfortable walking shoes, clothing suitable for spending lots of time outdoors, water bottle, backpack or small bag, and extra spending cash. Many small businesses and restaurants in our neighborhood do not accept credit cards.
We provide all bedding and linens.
What is the cost per person for a WOW event?
The cost varies depending on selected activities and length of stay. Most groups average $155 per person, which covers lodging, most meals, transportation on the subway system, and all costs for classroom and outreach activities. In addition, groups generally eat out one or two meals and buy souvenirs at their own expense.
Can groups come for a longer or shorter amount of time than a weekend?
A few church groups each year visit our center for just one day. We provide an introduction to MTC and to our neighborhood and facilitate outreach in the community. These requests are handled as we are able.
Most of our WOW groups are scheduled to arrive on Thursday and depart on Sunday. Due to schedule and facility constraints, we do not currently plan WOW programs lasting more than four days.
What size group can you accommodate?
Our program works best for groups of at least 12 people, and our ability to provide lodging maxes out at around 30 people. If your group size does not fall within this range, please contact us to see if we can still accommodate you.
Who can attend a WOW event?
Typically, youth groups or school groups sign up for WOW, but we believe that the weekend has the potential to impact people of all ages! Couples and older singles who attend as chaperones often report that they are encouraged and challenged themselves. We recommend that participants be 15 or older and ask that everyone coming agree to follow the MTC guidelines.
If you can’t find a group to come with you or if we are booked too far out, you might consider signing up for our WOW event in March each year that is open for individuals ages 16 and older.