NYCUP Summer Immersion Program
Jun
5
Jul 24

NYCUP Summer Immersion Program

  • InterVarsity's NYCUP

NYCUP SIP is a residential leadership development program that uses New York City as a classroom to provide leadership, vocational clarity, and practical steps towards whole-life stewardship. Our staff work with students in full-time internships that connect their area of interest or demonstrated capacity with NYC non-profits, businesses and traditional discipleship ministries with a focus on restorative biblical justice; as well as those interested in entering fashion, business, medicine or another sector of the marketplace. This year we have 11 amazing participants!

The Good JourneyJade Gleason (Rutgers University) and Gloria Park (Vassar College)

Good Journey exists to educate, compel and celebrate businesses and consumers that integrate stewardship into their every practices. Jade and Gloria will work to grow this platform to reach a wider audience to end exploitation of people and the planet and inform more and more people that a different way of life is possible.

NYC Relief: Mike Lynn (Virginia Commonwealth University)

There are more than 60,000 homeless people on the streets of NYC. Mike will work alongside the great staff at NYC Relief meeting those in need where they are and loving them there. The Relief Bus is the first of many stops on the road to holistic transformation.

LoGOFF Covenant CommunitiesJoshua Anderson (George Mason) and Katie McCarty (George Mason)

Moving from Christian Cliques to Covenant Communities is hardwork but it can be done! We'll be developing the roadmap necessary to make that happen for the 450 small groups in NY/NJ,  and those all over the country connected via the LoGOFF Movement and our extensive network of alumni and partners. 

Those PeopleJessica Rood (Vassar College), Maddie Ligon (Appalachian State), Olivia Ajiake (Rutgers University), Christine Wu (York University)

Partnered with ReWrite magazine and 2100 productions we will create written, photo and video stories of people wanting to cross barriers of race, gender, class, political affiliation etc. We hope to bring the ministry of reconciliation to life and share it with as many people as possible.  

Bites & BeliefGrace Lee (Virginia Commonwealth University) and Anya Kobayashi (Virginia Commonwealth University)

Our resident stewards will look after the resources of our time here AND create "Bites and Belief: How Eating Intentionally Changed My Life". Working with Jessica Rowe, we will craft a volume of LoGOFF Recipes and stories of how each meal can be a partnership with God. 

PVH CorporationGracie Leung  (University of Delaware)

What does it look like to think about who you are becoming just as much as you we think deeply about what to do? As Gracie serves God in the fashion industry we will bless and send her to do so focusing on spiritual formation, leadership development and vocational discipleship. 

To contribute financially to this work, please click the participant name above. If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to reach out to nycurbanproject@gmail.com.

Let's Talk Avodah | Vision for Vocation @ The Lamb's Church
Jun
11
12:00 pm12:00

Let's Talk Avodah | Vision for Vocation @ The Lamb's Church

  • The Lamb's Church

The first part of our 7-Part series is, "A Vision For Vocation". Many of us are looking for a job when God have given us a purpose beyond making money, pursuing comfort, and climbing higher on the social and economic ladders. He made us in His image to flourish, work, rule and create. But what does that look like practically? Let's talk Avodah!  Join us for a time of worship and learning as we're led by NYCUP Director, Jonathan Walton. 

How Do I Participate?: Click here to RSVP. PLEASE RSVP. The deadline for registration for this event is Wednesday June 7th at 11:59PM. These events are free and open to everyone and are sustained by your generosity. Click here to make a contribution to these essential discipleship programs.

Background | What is Avodah?

Avodah comes from a Hebrew word whose root has three distinct yet intertwined meanings: work, worship, service. The root of this ancient word speaks life to the present day. If God can and should be the center of every sphere of our lives, how do we do that with our jobs? Especially in a culture oriented around greed, pursuit of wealth, and success at any cost?  We aim to inform, inspire and equip the next generation of marketplace leaders with the tools necessary to reframe, integrate, and apply faith in Jesus especially into their everyday employment. With a generous grant from the Lilly Foundation our 7-Part lecture and discussion series invites all attendees to Avodah Our God at and through their vocation.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I have to come to every workshop?

No, you're welcome to come to one, two or all of them!

Do I have to pay?

No, but our program is sustained by your generosity. If you would like to give, click here

Is this just for students?

No, it's not. All are welcome and we truly desire for people of all generations to be present! 

Will there be musical worship?

Yes!

Is lunch included?

Yes! 

Do I have to stay the whole time?

Yes! If you are not able to stay the entire time each Sunday, we invite you to find another place to fellowship. 

Let's Talk Avodah | Sabbath v. Success
Jun
18
12:00 pm12:00

Let's Talk Avodah | Sabbath v. Success

  • The Lamb's Church

Part 2 of our 7-Part series is, "Sabbath v. Success". NYC is known as the "City That Never Sleeps". And recently, an ad campaign in the subway praised those who "Worship at the Church of Do". This is in direct conflict with the 4th commandment to rest, but can we really rest for 24-hours and be "successful"? Let's talk Avodah! Join Jonathan Walton and our speaking team as we explore scripture and take practical steps to work out of rest and not for it. 

How Do I Participate?: Click here to RSVP. PLEASE RSVP. The deadline for registration for this event is Wednesday, June 14th at 11:59PM. These events are free and open to everyone and are sustained by your generosity. Click here to make a contribution to these essential discipleship programs.

Background | What is Avodah?

Avodah comes from a Hebrew word whose root has three distinct yet intertwined meanings: work, worship, service. The root of this ancient word speaks life to the present day. If God can and should be the center of every sphere of our lives, how do we do that with our jobs? Especially in a culture oriented around greed, pursuit of wealth, and success at any cost?  We aim to inform, inspire and equip the next generation of marketplace leaders with the tools necessary to reframe, integrate, and apply faith in Jesus especially into their everyday employment. With a generous grant from the Lilly Foundation our 7-Part lecture and discussion series invites all attendees to Avodah Our God at and through their vocation.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I have to come to every workshop?

No, you're welcome to come to one, two or all of them!

Do I have to pay?

No, but our program is sustained by your generosity. If you would like to give, click here

Is this just for students?

No, it's not. All are welcome and we truly desire for people of all generations to be present! 

Will there be musical worship?

Yes!

Is lunch included?

Yes! 

Do I have to stay the whole time?

Yes! If you are not able to stay the entire time each Sunday, we invite you to find another place to fellowship. 

Let's Talk Avodah | Setting Healthy Boundaries at Work
Jun
25
12:00 pm12:00

Let's Talk Avodah | Setting Healthy Boundaries at Work

  • The Lamb's Church

Part 3 of our 7-Part series is, "Setting Healthy Boundaries at Work". All of us have limits and we need to embrace them. There is nothing biblical about burnout. So, how do we identify our limits and flourish within them. Let's talk Avodah! Join Jonathan Walton and our speaking team for practical biblical responses to our culture of chronic overwork. 

How Do I Participate?: Click here to RSVP. PLEASE RSVP. The deadline for registration for this event is Wednesday, June 21st at 11:59PM. These events are free and open to everyone and are sustained by your generosity. Click here to make a contribution to these essential discipleship programs.

Background | What is Avodah?

Avodah comes from a Hebrew word whose root has three distinct yet intertwined meanings: work, worship, service. The root of this ancient word speaks life to the present day. If God can and should be the center of every sphere of our lives, how do we do that with our jobs? Especially in a culture oriented around greed, pursuit of wealth, and success at any cost?  We aim to inform, inspire and equip the next generation of marketplace leaders with the tools necessary to reframe, integrate, and apply faith in Jesus especially into their everyday employment. With a generous grant from the Lilly Foundation our 7-Part lecture and discussion series invites all attendees to Avodah Our God at and through their vocation.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I have to come to every workshop?

No, you're welcome to come to one, two or all of them!

Do I have to pay?

No, but our program is sustained by your generosity. If you would like to give, click here

Is this just for students?

No, it's not. All are welcome and we truly desire for people of all generations to be present! 

Will there be musical worship?

Yes!

Is lunch included?

Yes! 

Do I have to stay the whole time?

Yes! If you are not able to stay the entire time each Sunday, we invite you to find another place to fellowship. 

Let's Talk Avodah | How Do I Talk About Politics & Injustice at Work?
Jul
2
12:00 pm12:00

Let's Talk Avodah | How Do I Talk About Politics & Injustice at Work?

  • The Lamb's Church

Part 4 of our series is, "How do I talk about politics and injustice at work?" This Independence Day weekend, Donald Trump is President and there are many people who are delighted in that reality and many who are afraid. What both of these groups have in common is mistrust, cynicism and anger. What is also true is that America is not the Kingdom of God and our citizenship in heaven governs, not the US government.  So, how do we participate in the ministry of reconciliation as followers of Jesus sent out to seek shalom when there is so much brokenness? Let's talk Avodah! Join Jonathan Walton and our speaking team for practical biblical responses to live in the reality of true freedom in Christ. 

How Do I Participate?: Click here to RSVP. PLEASE RSVP. The deadline for registration for this event is Wednesday, June 28th at 11:59PM . These events are free and open to everyone and are sustained by your generosity. Click here to make a contribution to these essential discipleship programs.

Background | What is Avodah?

Avodah comes from a Hebrew word whose root has three distinct yet intertwined meanings: work, worship, service. The root of this ancient word speaks life to the present day. If God can and should be the center of every sphere of our lives, how do we do that with our jobs? Especially in a culture oriented around greed, pursuit of wealth, and success at any cost?  We aim to inform, inspire and equip the next generation of marketplace leaders with the tools necessary to reframe, integrate, and apply faith in Jesus especially into their everyday employment. With a generous grant from the Lilly Foundation our 7-Part lecture and discussion series invites all attendees to Avodah Our God at and through their vocation.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I have to come to every workshop?

No, you're welcome to come to one, two or all of them!

Do I have to pay?

No, but our program is sustained by your generosity. If you would like to give, click here

Is this just for students?

No, it's not. All are welcome and we truly desire for people of all generations to be present! 

Will there be musical worship?

Yes!

Is lunch included?

Yes! 

Do I have to stay the whole time?

Yes! If you are not able to stay the entire time each Sunday, we invite you to find another place to fellowship. 

Let's Talk Avodah | Fighting Fear & Anxiety At Work
Jul
9
12:00 pm12:00

Let's Talk Avodah | Fighting Fear & Anxiety At Work

  • The Lamb's Church

Part 5 of our series is, "How do we fight fear and anxiety at work?" My wife once came home and said that her boss proclaimed, "if you're not anxious, you're not doing your job." Many of us work in jobs where anxiety and fear are not just tolerated, but celebrated. Yet, God calls us to be anxious for nothing but by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving to make our requests known unto Him and we will receive peace that surpasses all understanding in Philippians 4. So what does that look like practically in NYC? Let's talk Avodah! Join Jonathan Walton and our speaking team for practical biblical responses to live in the reality of true freedom in Christ. 

How Do I Participate?: Click here to RSVP. PLEASE RSVP. The deadline for registration for this event is Wednesday, July 5th at 11:59PM. These events are free and open to everyone and are sustained by your generosity. Click here to make a contribution to these essential discipleship programs.

Background | What is Avodah?

Avodah comes from a Hebrew word whose root has three distinct yet intertwined meanings: work, worship, service. The root of this ancient word speaks life to the present day. If God can and should be the center of every sphere of our lives, how do we do that with our jobs? Especially in a culture oriented around greed, pursuit of wealth, and success at any cost?  We aim to inform, inspire and equip the next generation of marketplace leaders with the tools necessary to reframe, integrate, and apply faith in Jesus especially into their everyday employment. With a generous grant from the Lilly Foundation our 7-Part lecture and discussion series invites all attendees to Avodah Our God at and through their vocation.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I have to come to every workshop?

No, you're welcome to come to one, two or all of them!

Do I have to pay?

No, but our program is sustained by your generosity. If you would like to give, click here

Is this just for students?

No, it's not. All are welcome and we truly desire for people of all generations to be present! 

Will there be musical worship?

Yes!

Is lunch included?

Yes! 

Do I have to stay the whole time?

Yes! If you are not able to stay the entire time each Sunday, we invite you to find another place to fellowship. 

Let's Talk Avodah | How Do I Share My Faith at Work?
Jul
16
12:00 pm12:00

Let's Talk Avodah | How Do I Share My Faith at Work?

  • The Lamb's Church

Part 6 of our 7-part series is, "How do I share my faith at work?" God calls us to be His witnesses, yet many of us are lawyers for Jesus that needs no defending. Perhaps we're ashamed of our testimony or don't know when "we got saved". Whatever the answer is, we can't testify to a Jesus that we haven't met. So, Let's Talk Avodah!  Let's get close to our Savior so that we can tell the world of about our Resurrected King! Join Jonathan Walton and our speaking team for practical biblical responses to live in the reality of true freedom in Christ.

How Do I Participate?: Click here to RSVP. PLEASE RSVP. The deadline for registration for this event is Wednesday, July 12th at 11:59PM. These events are free and open to everyone and are sustained by your generosity. Click here to make a contribution to these essential discipleship programs.

Background | What is Avodah?

Avodah comes from a Hebrew word whose root has three distinct yet intertwined meanings: work, worship, service. The root of this ancient word speaks life to the present day. If God can and should be the center of every sphere of our lives, how do we do that with our jobs? Especially in a culture oriented around greed, pursuit of wealth, and success at any cost?  We aim to inform, inspire and equip the next generation of marketplace leaders with the tools necessary to reframe, integrate, and apply faith in Jesus especially into their everyday employment. With a generous grant from the Lilly Foundation our 7-Part lecture and discussion series invites all attendees to Avodah Our God at and through their vocation.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I have to come to every workshop?

No, you're welcome to come to one, two or all of them!

Do I have to pay?

No, but our program is sustained by your generosity. If you would like to give, click here

Is this just for students?

No, it's not. All are welcome and we truly desire for people of all generations to be present! 

Will there be musical worship?

Yes!

Is lunch included?

Yes! 

Do I have to stay the whole time?

Yes! If you are not able to stay the entire time each Sunday, we invite you to find another place to fellowship. 

Let's Talk Avodah | How Do I Fight Greed and Materialism at Work?
Jul
23
12:00 pm12:00

Let's Talk Avodah | How Do I Fight Greed and Materialism at Work?

  • The Lamb's Church

Part 7 of our 7-part series is, "How do we fight greed and materialism at work?" Quite possibly, there is no idol more insidious in America than greed. We want more than we need and our culture says we deserve to have it; but the way of the Kingdom of God is radical, sacrificial generosity. It is true that we cannot serve God and money. So what does that look like practically? Let's Talk Avodah!  Let's get close to our Savior so that we can tell the world of about our Resurrected King! Join Jonathan Walton and our speaking team for practical biblical responses to live in the reality of true freedom in Christ.

How Do I Participate?: Click here to RSVP. PLEASE RSVP. The deadline for registration for this event is Wednesday, July 19th at 11:59PM. These events are free and open to everyone and are sustained by your generosity. Click here to make a contribution to these essential discipleship programs.

Background | What is Avodah?

Avodah comes from a Hebrew word whose root has three distinct yet intertwined meanings: work, worship, service. The root of this ancient word speaks life to the present day. If God can and should be the center of every sphere of our lives, how do we do that with our jobs? Especially in a culture oriented around greed, pursuit of wealth, and success at any cost?  We aim to inform, inspire and equip the next generation of marketplace leaders with the tools necessary to reframe, integrate, and apply faith in Jesus especially into their everyday employment. With a generous grant from the Lilly Foundation our 7-Part lecture and discussion series invites all attendees to Avodah Our God at and through their vocation.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I have to come to every workshop?

No, you're welcome to come to one, two or all of them!

Do I have to pay?

No, but our program is sustained by your generosity. If you would like to give, click here

Is this just for students?

No, it's not. All are welcome and we truly desire for people of all generations to be present! 

Will there be musical worship?

Yes!

Is lunch included?

Yes! 

Do I have to stay the whole time?

Yes! If you are not able to stay the entire time each Sunday, we invite you to find another place to fellowship. 


Jericho Walk #PrayerfulResistance
Apr
15
10:00 am10:00

Jericho Walk #PrayerfulResistance

  • Calvary Baptist Chuch

On Holy Saturday, we will walk in silent, prayerful resistance from Calvary Baptist to Columbus Circle. Without words, we pray circles over our city and over this country using this Prayer Guide that guides our #PrayerfulResistance. RSVP HERE!

Once gathered, we will sing 5 verses of Amazing Grace. After our song, we will pray the Lord's Prayer together. If English is not your native language, please pray in your native tongue! We serve a Global God. 

After prayer, every person gathered will pray the Franciscan Benediction on our prayer card over at least one other person and receive that same blessings from another attendee.

After we pray, we invite you to picnic in the park or travel to a nearby restaurant to share a meal with those you came with. We DO NOT have a space reserved in the park but invite you to go with a small group to continue to pray and encourage one another. If you didn't come with a group, ask others to join you for a meal! 

So what do you need to know before our #JerichoWalk?

  • RSVP HERE for the #JerichoWalk
  • Join us for prayer on Tuesdays at Calvary Baptist!
  • Bring a friend to our Friday workshops on Covenant Community and start one! 
  • Fast and Pray on Fridays during Lent! 
  • Come to our workshops on sustainable activism on Saturdays during Lent!

What do you need to know for the #JerichoWalk?

  • RSVP HERE!
  • Print out your prayer cards and lyrics to Amazing Grace
  • Find at least 1 other  person to join you in walking, worship, and prayer via our Facebook invitation and #JerichoWalk.
  • Pack lunch for yourself and little bit extra to share with friends afterwards in the park. 
  • More details to come
  • Follow #JerichoWalk for updates on social media. 
  • All interviews and media requests, please refer them to nycurbanproject@gmail.com and Jonathan Walton. 

Jesus came to tear down the dividing walls of hostility that might be reconciled to God, one another, the planet and ourselves. In obedience to our call to be prayerful peacemakers committed to the ministry of reconciliation we will pray, worship and act to reflect His kingdom in our corner of the world. 

If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to reach out. 

From Christian Cliques to Covenant Communities #PrayerfulResistance
Apr
14
7:00 pm19:00

From Christian Cliques to Covenant Communities #PrayerfulResistance

  • Salisbury Hotel, Room 501

Small groups are not supposed to be cliques of the same race, ethnicity, gender, economic or political backgrounds. They are not social clubs or a holy social network for a new job. 

They are supposed to be diverse communities of men and women broken by an encounter with Jesus, saved by grace and filled with Holy Spirit. They should desire to His kingdom come more fully in them, the people around them and the world - for God's Glory and Our Benefit. But Sunday is still the most segregated day of the week by race and class, and small groups (if they have them) have the potential to be disconnected from and irrelevant to the suffering and brokenness of our present day.  

This is an invitation out of cultural Christianity to form diverse Covenant Communities focused on reflecting His Kingdom in this world. Come alone ready to meet people or bring 2-3 friends who desire to be more than seat fillers on Sunday mornings. 

RSVP HERE! 

Friday Fast #PrayerfulResistance
Apr
14
Apr 15

Friday Fast #PrayerfulResistance

Instead of eating  breakfast, lunch, and dinner, we invite you to fast and pray with us on a six Fridays in the Lenten season. Through meditating on the Lord's Prayer, the Prayer of St. Francis, a Franciscan Benediction, and Philippians 4, we desire for God  to shape us into servants who are able to love our neighbors as ourselves by the power of his Holy Spirit at work in us. Three times a day join us in repeating these three prayers! Download the prayer card here

Additionally to this prayer, we invite you to write out your own Psalms with us. You may use this exercise here. Following this framework will allow you to bring your pain, sadness, fear and desires to God and receive His love, peace, joy and provision. Please post your prayers on social media and spread the word  with the #FridayFast. 

NYCUP REcWeek 2017: Session 6
Apr
11
Apr 15

NYCUP REcWeek 2017: Session 6

  • Calvary Baptist Church (Sanctuary)

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM

InterVarsity’s New York City Urban Project exists to see leaders developed with the character and capacity to change the world.  We believe that every person is made in the image of God to flourish, work, rule and create and be stewards NOT consumers as God intended. This is the foundation of our LoGOFF Movement and REConciliation Week 2017. (#RecWeek17) 

New York City will be our world-class classroom for 5 days as we study scripture, pray fervently and respond actively to the commandment to love our neighbors as ourselves. Come and learn to use our 4 P's to Pray, Partner, Purchase, and Policy-shape to seek God's personal, relational and systemic justice in a world filled with relational and systemic injustice. 

Fighting sex-trafficking and labor slavery, building tutoring and mentoring programs or movements to fight climate change and more are all responses to God's desire to RECONCILE all things to Himself.  See you at REConciliation Week! 

To learn more about our past programs, please click on the below links and watch the videos:

Spring Break 2011

Spring Break 2013

RecWeek 2016

 Admission is on a first-come, first serve basis. 

REGISTRATION

Registration is now open! Here are the dates, deadlines and pricing for Session 6 : 

April 11-15 Early Bird Registration open through March 21 ($100), Late Registration open until April 9 ($125)

Click here to register for Session 6! If you would like to be a Group Leader during your session (and thus, have your registration fee waived), please apply here before registering. Should you be approved to be a Group Leader, you will receive a code which will allow you to register without paying the registration fee.  

Please also make sure you have read Basic Program Information, Payment Details, Cancellation Policy and FAQ's listed below. 

 

BASIC PROGRAM INFORMATION

Programming will begin at 7PM at Calvary Baptist Church (123 W. 57th St. NY, NY 10019) on Tuesday April 11th. Please check in to your housing prior to that time. Please note that this year, you are responsible for securing and paying for your own housing for the duration of your stay. You are also responsible for meals and transportation (to/from the city, and within the city). Here is a Guide to help you as you plan for your trip.

Programming will end at 1PM on Saturday April 15th. You are welcome to leave after this time (and subsequently check out of your hotel/hostel according to their policy on Saturday). However, we encourage you to stay until Sunday to participate in a church service (just remember to book the appropriate number of nights with your housing). Here are our recommendations: 

All Angels' Church-10:00AM(251 W. 80th St. NY, NY 10024) 

Trinity Grace Midtown @ the Times Center-5:00PM (242 W. 41st St. NY, NY 10036)

New Life Fellowship-9:00AM and 10:30AM (82-10 Queens Blvd. Flushing, NY 11373)

 

PAYMENT DETAILS

The registration fee for all sessions is $100 if you register during our early bird dates (see the information directly above for session specific dates), and $125 if you register late (again, see above for these details). A non-refundable deposit of $50 is due during online registration, so please have a credit or debit card at hand. Automatic billing for the remaining balance is scheduled for April 16th 2017, but you may also pay in advance.

If you would like to be a Group Leader during your session (and thus, have your registration fee waived), please apply here before registering. Should you be approved to be a Group Leader, you will receive a code which will allow you to register without paying the registration fee. 

Please note that you are responsible for securing and paying for your own housing, meals and transportation (both to/from NYC and within the city). We recommend securing housing sooner rather than later. A list of recommended hotels/hostels can be found in our RecWeek Guide.  

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

1. Please notify us as soon as possible of any cancellation by emailing us at nycurbanproject@gmail.com.  

2. The $50 deposit paid during online registration is non-refundable. The remaining $50 (or $75 for late registration) can be refunded if the cancellation is made two weeks or more in advance for your given session. 

*Please let us know if you have any questions about our policy by emailing nycurbanproject@gmail.com

FAQ'S

When should I arrive and depart for my session? 

Please arrive by 7PM to Calvary Baptist Church (123 W. 57th St. NY, NY 10019) on Tuesday April 11th. You are free to leave anytime after 1PM on Saturday April 15th. But we encourage you to stay through Sunday and visit a church service. See above "Basic Program Information" for recommendations.

How should I travel into NYC? 

The best thing to do would be to take public transportation into the city. Do not drive your car to New York City. If you come in on a bus or van service into the city, it should be a drop off. Parking in the city is difficult and we are not responsible for your parking tickets. 

Do I have to stay on-site with everyone?

No. This year, participants in our program are responsible for finding their own housing. 

Do you have any recommendations of where to book housing? 

We recommend contacting Hostel International NYC, the Local NY or one of our other partners as outlined in our NYCUP RecWeek Guide.

Do I have to be a part of InterVarsity to come?

No, but you must be of college age to attend, 18-29. If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. If you are not a part of InterVarsity, you will have to provide at least 1 reference from a pastor, spiritual advisor on campus or faith leader in your community.

Can my church/school help pay for the trip?

Yes! You may ask your student government, church and other groups to co-sponsor you or your group to NYCUP! The gifts are NOT tax-deductible. 

Is there a discount for groups?

No, there is not a discount for groups.

I would like to apply to be a Group Leader during RecWeek. What do I need to do? 

Applying to be a leader of a group at #RecWeek17 means you are bringing at least 3 other people with you. If this is true of you, please fill out this application. Once your application is reviewed and approved, you will receive a scholarship that covers your registration.

I would like to pay by check. Who should I make my check out to?

All checks should be made out to INTERVARSITY with NYCUP in the memo. Do NOT have a check written out to you or to NYCUP.  If you do, they will be returned to you.

When do I turn in my money?

After you register online and pay your deposit, any remaining balance can be paid in advance by making an online payment. Auto-billing will take place on April 16th for any unpaid balance. 

You may also pay by check by mailing a check to: 

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

C/O Emily Craig

17 W. 27th St. 3rd Fl

New York, NY 10001

Please mail your check in 2 weeks in advance of your session, and email Emily Craig at emily.r.craig@gmail.com to let her know your check will be arriving soon.

If you do not pay in full by the time of arrival, you will not be allowed to participate.

Where does my money go?

Your funds go towards covering the cost of speakers, staff, materials and the work of NYCUP in the NY/NJ region.

Does registration cover travel?

No, you are responsible for your own travel expenses to reach NYCUP and also for the cost of public transit when in NYC. 

Does registration cover food costs?

No, you are responsible for your own meals as a participant of our program. This will allow you greater freedom to choose what you like, as well as help those who have special diets. 

I'm InterVarsity Staff and want to attend NYCUP. Do I need to register?

Registration for ALL IV staff is required, even though the cost is free. 

Please contact us at nycurbanproject@gmail.com with any questions.

Pray & Worship Like An Activist #PrayerfulResistance
Apr
11
7:00 pm19:00

Pray & Worship Like An Activist #PrayerfulResistance

  • Calvary Baptist Church Sanctuary

Most of us post, tweet, text and share before we stop and pray. We don't know how to talk to God when we're angry, confused, or scared. And at the same time, those are the points where we want to DO SOMETHING! Join Jonathan Walton, Courtney Wong and the New York City Urban Project for 6 weeks of "Pray and Worship Like an Activist". These nights of worship and prayer will give you space to pray and worship in light of all the things going on in our world, not leaving them at the door but taking them to God. Additionally, you will be introduced to skills and a community committed to seeking justice with Christ as our model. 

Click here to RSVP, bring your friends and spread the word!

To check out our curriculum, please click here.

Sustainable Activism Class #PrayerfulResistance
Apr
8
10:00 am10:00

Sustainable Activism Class #PrayerfulResistance

  • Salisbury Hotel Room 416

The life of a follower of Jesus is marked by rhythms of rest & action, solitude & community, giving & receiving. Spiritual disciplines determine how we move through the day, not the latest tweet, post or youtube video. So what does it look like to create a way of being that allows us to be centered regularly, when there are so many things that can keep us off balance? 

Join Jonathan Walton and InterVarsity's New York City Urban Project for an interactive workshop on sustainable activism and leave with a personalized framework to take into your own prayerful resistance. RSVP HERE!

From Christian Cliques to Covenant Community #PrayerfulResistance
Apr
7
7:00 pm19:00

From Christian Cliques to Covenant Community #PrayerfulResistance

  • Salisbury Hotel, Room 501

Small groups are not supposed to be cliques of the same race, ethnicity, gender, economic or political backgrounds. They are not social clubs or a holy social network for a new job. 

They are supposed to be diverse communities of men and women broken by an encounter with Jesus, saved by grace and filled with Holy Spirit. They should desire to His kingdom come more fully in them, the people around them and the world - for God's Glory and Our Benefit. But Sunday is still the most segregated day of the week by race and class, and small groups (if they have them) have the potential to be disconnected from and irrelevant to the suffering and brokenness of our present day.  

This is an invitation out of cultural Christianity to form diverse Covenant Communities focused on reflecting His Kingdom in this world. Come alone ready to meet people or bring 2-3 friends who desire to be more than seat fillers on Sunday mornings. 

RSVP HERE! 

Friday Fast #PrayerfulResistance
Apr
7
9:00 am09:00

Friday Fast #PrayerfulResistance

Instead of eating  breakfast, lunch, and dinner, we invite you to fast and pray with us on a six Fridays in the Lenten season. Through meditating on the Lord's Prayer, the Prayer of St. Francis, a Franciscan Benediction, and Philippians 4, we desire for God  to shape us into servants who are able to love our neighbors as ourselves by the power of his Holy Spirit at work in us. Three times a day join us in repeating these three prayers! Download the prayer card here

Additionally to this prayer, we invite you to write out your own Psalms with us. You may use this exercise here. Following this framework will allow you to bring your pain, sadness, fear and desires to God and receive His love, peace, joy and provision. Please post your prayers on social media and spread the word  with the #FridayFast. 

Pray & Worship Like An Activist #PrayerfulResistance
Apr
4
7:00 pm19:00

Pray & Worship Like An Activist #PrayerfulResistance

  • Salisbury Hotel 501

Most of us post, tweet, text and share before we stop and pray. We don't know how to talk to God when we're angry, confused, or scared. And at the same time, those are the points where we want to DO SOMETHING! Join Jonathan Walton, Courtney Wong and the New York City Urban Project for 6 weeks of "Pray and Worship Like an Activist". These nights of worship and prayer will give you space to pray and worship in light of all the things going on in our world, not leaving them at the door but taking them to God. Additionally, you will be introduced to skills and a community committed to seeking justice with Christ as our model. 

Click here to RSVP, bring your friends and spread the word!

To check out our curriculum, please click here.

NYCUP RecWeek 2017: Session 5
Apr
4
Apr 8

NYCUP RecWeek 2017: Session 5

  • Salisbury Hotel Room 501

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM

InterVarsity’s New York City Urban Project exists to see leaders developed with the character and capacity to change the world.  We believe that every person is made in the image of God to flourish, work, rule and create and be stewards NOT consumers as God intended. This is the foundation of our LoGOFF Movement and REConciliation Week 2017. (#RecWeek17) 

New York City will be our world-class classroom for 5 days as we study scripture, pray fervently and respond actively to the commandment to love our neighbors as ourselves. Come and learn to use our 4 P's to Pray, Partner, Purchase, and Policy-shape to seek God's personal, relational and systemic justice in a world filled with relational and systemic injustice. 

Fighting sex-trafficking and labor slavery, building tutoring and mentoring programs or movements to fight climate change and more are all responses to God's desire to RECONCILE all things to Himself.  See you at REConciliation Week! 

To learn more about our past programs, please click on the below links and watch the videos:

Spring Break 2011

Spring Break 2013

RecWeek 2016

Admission is on a first-come, first serve basis. 

 

REGISTRATION

Registration is now open! Here are the dates, deadlines and pricing for Session 5: 

April 4-8 Early Bird Registration open through March 14 ($100), Late Registration open until April 2 ($125)**

**Please note: Session 5 is subject to cancellation based on the level of interest. This will be decided by February 1st. If you register for this session and we decide to cancel at that date, you will be provided a full refund.

Click here to register for Session 5! If you would like to be a Group Leader during your session (and thus, have your registration fee waived), please apply here before registering. Should you be approved to be a Group Leader, you will receive a code which will allow you to register without paying the registration fee. 

Please read Basic Program Information, Payment Details, Cancellation Policy and FAQ's below. 

 

BASIC PROGRAM INFORMATION

Programming will begin at 7PM on Tuesday April 4th in Room 501 of the Salisbury Hotel (123 W. 57th St. NY, NY 10019-just past the entrance of Calvary Baptist Church). Please check in to your housing prior to that time. Please note that this year, you are responsible for securing and paying for your own housing for the duration of your stay. You are also responsible for meals and transportation (to/from the city, and within the city). Here is a Guide to help you as you plan for your trip.

Programming will end at 1PM on Saturday April 8th. You are welcome to leave after this time (and subsequently check out of your hotel/hostel according to their policy on Saturday). However, we encourage you to stay until Sunday to participate in a church service (just remember to book the appropriate number of nights with your housing). Here are our recommendations: 

All Angels' Church-10:00AM(251 W. 80th St. NY, NY 10024) 

Trinity Grace Midtown @ the Times Center-5:00PM (242 W. 41st St. NY, NY 10036)

New Life Fellowship-9:00AM and 10:30AM (82-10 Queens Blvd. Flushing, NY 11373)

 

PAYMENT DETAILS

The registration fee for all sessions is $100 if you register during our early bird dates (see the information directly above for session specific dates), and $125 if you register late (again, see above for these details). A non-refundable deposit of $50 is due during online registration, so please have a credit or debit card at hand. Automatic billing for the remaining balance is scheduled for April 16th 2017, but you may also pay in advance.

If you would like to be a Group Leader during your session (and thus, have your registration fee waived), please apply here before registering. Should you be approved to be a Group Leader, you will receive a code which will allow you to register without paying the registration fee. 

Please note that you are responsible for securing and paying for your own housing, meals and transportation (both to/from NYC and within the city). We recommend securing housing sooner rather than later. A list of recommended hotels/hostels can be found in our RecWeek Guide.  

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

1. Please notify us as soon as possible of any cancellation by emailing us at nycurbanproject@gmail.com.  

2. The $50 deposit paid during online registration is non-refundable. The remaining $50 (or $75 for late registration) can be refunded if the cancellation is made two weeks or more in advance for your given session. 

*Please let us know if you have any questions about our policy by emailing nycurbanproject@gmail.com

 

FAQ'S

When should I arrive and depart for my session? 

Please arrive by 7PM on Tuesday April 4th to Room 501 of the Salisbury Hotel (123 W. 57th St. NY, NY 10019-just past the entrance of Calvary Baptist Church). You are free to leave anytime after 1PM on Saturday April 8th. But we encourage you to stay through Sunday and visit a church service. See above "Basic Program Information" for recommendations.

How should I travel into NYC? 

The best thing to do would be to take public transportation into the city. Do not drive your car to New York City. If you come in on a bus or van service into the city, it should be a drop off. Parking in the city is difficult and we are not responsible for your parking tickets. 

Do I have to stay on-site with everyone?

No. This year, participants in our program are responsible for finding their own housing. 

Do you have any recommendations of where to book housing? 

We recommend contacting Hostel International NYC, the Local NY or one of our other partners as outlined in our NYCUP RecWeek Guide. 

Do I have to be a part of InterVarsity to come?

No, but you must be of college age to attend, 18-29. If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. If you are not a part of InterVarsity, you will have to provide at least 1 reference from a pastor, spiritual advisor on campus or faith leader in your community.

Can my church/school help pay for the trip?

Yes! You may ask your student government, church and other groups to co-sponsor you or your group to NYCUP! The gifts are NOT tax-deductible. 

Is there a discount for groups?

No, there is not a discount for groups.

I would like to apply to be a Group Leader during RecWeek. What do I need to do? 

Applying to be a leader of a group at #RecWeek17 means you are bringing at least 3 other people with you. If this is true of you, please fill out this application. Once your application is reviewed and approved, you will receive a scholarship that covers your registration.

I would like to pay by check. Who should I make my check out to?

All checks should be made out to INTERVARSITY with NYCUP in the memo. Do NOT have a check written out to you or to NYCUP.  If you do, they will be returned to you.

When do I turn in my money?

After you register online and pay your deposit, any remaining balance can be paid in advance by making an online payment. Auto-billing will take place on April 16th for any unpaid balance. 

You may also pay by check by mailing a check to: 

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

C/O Emily Craig

17 W. 27th St. 3rd Fl

New York, NY 10001

Please mail your check in 2 weeks in advance of your session, and email Emily Craig at emily.r.craig@gmail.com to let her know your check will be arriving soon.

If you do not pay in full by the time of arrival, you will not be allowed to participate.

Where does my money go?

Your funds go towards covering the cost of speakers, staff, materials and the work of NYCUP in the NY/NJ region.

Does registration cover travel?

No, you are responsible for your own travel expenses to reach NYCUP and also for the cost of public transit when in NYC. 

Does registration cover food costs?

No, you are responsible for your own meals as a participant of our program. This will allow you greater freedom to choose what you like, as well as help those who have special diets. 

I'm InterVarsity Staff and want to attend NYCUP. Do I need to register?

Registration for ALL IV staff is required, even though the cost is free. 

Please contact us at nycurbanproject@gmail.com with any questions.

From Christian Clique to Covenant Community #PrayerfulResistance
Mar
31
7:00 pm19:00

From Christian Clique to Covenant Community #PrayerfulResistance

  • Salisbury Hotel, Room 501

Small groups are not supposed to be cliques of the same race, ethnicity, gender, economic or political backgrounds. They are not social clubs or a holy social network for a new job. 

They are supposed to be diverse communities of men and women broken by an encounter with Jesus, saved by grace and filled with Holy Spirit. They should desire to His kingdom come more fully in them, the people around them and the world - for God's Glory and Our Benefit. But Sunday is still the most segregated day of the week by race and class, and small groups (if they have them) have the potential to be disconnected from and irrelevant to the suffering and brokenness of our present day.  

This is an invitation out of cultural Christianity to form diverse Covenant Communities focused on reflecting His Kingdom in this world. Come alone ready to meet people or bring 2-3 friends who desire to be more than seat fillers on Sunday mornings. 

RSVP HERE! 

 

Friday Fast #PrayerfulResistance
Mar
31
Apr 1

Friday Fast #PrayerfulResistance

Instead of eating  breakfast, lunch, and dinner, we invite you to fast and pray with us on a six Fridays in the Lenten season. Through meditating on the Lord's Prayer, the Prayer of St. Francis, a Franciscan Benediction, and Philippians 4, we desire for God  to shape us into servants who are able to love our neighbors as ourselves by the power of his Holy Spirit at work in us. Three times a day join us in repeating these three prayers! Download the prayer card here

Additionally to this prayer, we invite you to write out your own Psalms with us. You may use this exercise here. Following this framework will allow you to bring your pain, sadness, fear and desires to God and receive His love, peace, joy and provision. Please post your prayers on social media and spread the word  with the #FridayFast. 

Pray & Worship Like An Activist #PrayerfulResistance
Mar
28
7:00 pm19:00

Pray & Worship Like An Activist #PrayerfulResistance

  • Salisbury Hotel 501

Most of us post, tweet, text and share before we stop and pray. We don't know how to talk to God when we're angry, confused, or scared. And at the same time, those are the points where we want to DO SOMETHING! Join Jonathan Walton, Courtney Wong and the New York City Urban Project for 6 weeks of "Pray and Worship Like an Activist". These nights of worship and prayer will give you space to pray and worship in light of all the things going on in our world, not leaving them at the door but taking them to God. Additionally, you will be introduced to skills and a community committed to seeking justice with Christ as our model. 

Click here to RSVP, bring your friends and spread the word!

To check out our curriculum, please click here.

Sustainable Activism Class #PrayerfulResistance
Mar
25
10:00 am10:00

Sustainable Activism Class #PrayerfulResistance

  • All Angels Church

The life of a follower of Jesus is marked by rhythms of rest & action, solitude & community, giving & receiving. Spiritual disciplines determine how we move through the day, not the latest tweet, post or youtube video. So what does it look like to create a way of being that allows us to be centered regularly, when there are so many things that can keep us off balance? 

Join Jonathan Walton and InterVarsity's New York City Urban Project for an interactive workshop on sustainable activism and leave with a personalized framework to take into your own prayerful resistance. RSVP HERE!

From Christian Clique to Covenant Community #PrayerfulResistance
Mar
24
7:00 pm19:00

From Christian Clique to Covenant Community #PrayerfulResistance

  • Salisbury Hotel 501

Small groups are not supposed to be cliques of the same race, ethnicity, gender, economic or political backgrounds. They are not social clubs or a holy social network for a new job. 

They are supposed to be diverse communities of men and women broken by an encounter with Jesus, saved by grace and filled with Holy Spirit. They should desire to His kingdom come more fully in them, the people around them and the world - for God's Glory and Our Benefit. But Sunday is still the most segregated day of the week by race and class, and small groups (if they have them) have the potential to be disconnected from and irrelevant to the suffering and brokenness of our present day.  

This is an invitation out of cultural Christianity to form diverse Covenant Communities focused on reflecting His Kingdom in this world. Come alone ready to meet people or bring 2-3 friends who desire to be more than seat fillers on Sunday mornings. 

RSVP HERE! 

 

Friday Fast #PrayerfulResistance
Mar
24
Mar 25

Friday Fast #PrayerfulResistance

Instead of eating  breakfast, lunch, and dinner, we invite you to fast and pray with us on a six Fridays in the Lenten season. Through meditating on the Lord's Prayer, the Prayer of St. Francis, a Franciscan Benediction, and Philippians 4, we desire for God  to shape us into servants who are able to love our neighbors as ourselves by the power of his Holy Spirit at work in us. Three times a day join us in repeating these three prayers! Download the prayer card here

Additionally to this prayer, we invite you to write out your own Psalms with us. You may use this exercise here. Following this framework will allow you to bring your pain, sadness, fear and desires to God and receive His love, peace, joy and provision. Please post your prayers on social media and spread the word  with the #FridayFast. 

NYCUP RecWeek 2017: Session 3
Mar
21
Mar 25

NYCUP RecWeek 2017: Session 3

  • Salisbury Hotel Room 501

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM

InterVarsity’s New York City Urban Project exists to see leaders developed with the character and capacity to change the world.  We believe that every person is made in the image of God to flourish, work, rule and create and be stewards NOT consumers as God intended. This is the foundation of our LoGOFF Movement and REConciliation Week 2017. (#RecWeek17) 

New York City will be our world-class classroom for 5 days as we study scripture, pray fervently and respond actively to the commandment to love our neighbors as ourselves. Come and learn to use our 4 P's to Pray, Partner, Purchase, and Policy-shape to seek God's personal, relational and systemic justice in a world filled with relational and systemic injustice. 

Fighting sex-trafficking and labor slavery, building tutoring and mentoring programs or movements to fight climate change and more are all responses to God's desire to RECONCILE all things to Himself.  See you at REConciliation Week! 

To learn more about our past programs, please click on the below links and watch the videos:

Admission is on a first-come, first serve basis. 

 

REGISTRATION

Registration is now open! Here are the dates, deadlines and pricing for Session 3: 

March 21-25 Early Bird Registration open through February 28 ($100), Late Registration open until March 19 ($125)

Click here to register for Session 3! If you would like to be a Group Leader during your session (and thus, have your registration fee waived), please apply here before registering. Should you be approved to be a Group Leader, you will receive a code which will allow you to register without paying the registration fee. 

Please also make sure you have read Basic Program Information, Payment Details, Cancellation Policy and FAQ's listed below. 

BASIC PROGRAM INFORMATION

Programming will begin at 7PM on March 21st  in Room 501 of the Salisbury Hotel (123 W. 57th St. NY, NY 10019-just past the entrance of Calvary Baptist Church). Please check in to your housing prior to that time. Please note that this year, you are responsible for securing and paying for your own housing for the duration of your stay. You are also responsible for meals and transportation (to/from the city, and within the city). Here is a Guide to help you as you plan for your trip.

Programming will  end at 1PM on March 25. You are welcome to leave after this time (and subsequently check out of your hotel/hostel according to their policy on Saturday). However, we encourage you to stay until Sunday to participate in a church service (just remember to book the appropriate number of nights with your housing). Here are our recommendations: 

All Angels' Church-10:00AM(251 W. 80th St. NY, NY 10024) 

Trinity Grace Midtown @ the Times Center-5:00PM (242 W. 41st St. NY, NY 10036)

New Life Fellowship-9:00AM and 10:30AM (82-10 Queens Blvd. Flushing, NY 11373)

 

PAYMENT DETAILS

The registration fee for all sessions is $100 if you register during our early bird dates (see the information directly above for session specific dates), and $125 if you register late (again, see above for these details). A non-refundable deposit of $50 is due during online registration, so please have a credit or debit card at hand. Automatic billing for the remaining balance is scheduled for April 16th 2017, but you may also pay in advance.

If you would like to be a Group Leader during your session (and thus, have your registration fee waived), please apply here before registering. Should you be approved to be a Group Leader, you will receive a code which will allow you to register without paying the registration fee. 

Please note that you are responsible for securing and paying for your own housing, meals and transportation (both to/from NYC and within the city). We recommend securing housing sooner rather than later. A list of recommended hotels/hostels can be found in our RecWeek Guide.  

CANCELLATION POLICY

1. Please notify us as soon as possible of any cancellation by emailing us at nycurbanproject@gmail.com.  

2. The $50 deposit paid during online registration is non-refundable. The remaining $50 (or $75 for late registration) can be refunded if the cancellation is made two weeks or more in advance for your given session. 

*Please let us know if you have any questions about our policy by emailing nycurbanproject@gmail.com

 

FAQ'S

When should I arrive and depart for my session? 

Please arrive by 7PM on Tuesday March 21st to Room 501 of the Salisbury Hotel (123 W. 57th St. NY, NY 10019-just past the entrance of Calvary Baptist Church). You are free to leave anytime after 1PM on Saturday March 25th. But we encourage you to stay through Sunday and visit a church service. See above "Basic Program Information" for recommendations.

How should I travel into NYC? 

The best thing to do would be to take public transportation into the city. Do not drive your car to New York City. If you come in on a bus or van service into the city, it should be a drop off. Parking in the city is difficult and we are not responsible for your parking tickets. 

Do I have to stay on-site with everyone?

No. This year, participants in our program are responsible for finding their own housing. 

Do you have any recommendations of where to book housing? 

We recommend contacting Hostel International NYC, the Local NY or one of our other partners as outlined in our NYCUP RecWeek Guide

Do I have to be a part of InterVarsity to come?

No, but you must be of college age to attend, 18-29. If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. If you are not a part of InterVarsity, you will have to provide at least 1 reference from a pastor, spiritual advisor on campus or faith leader in your community.

Can my church/school help pay for the trip?

Yes! You may ask your student government, church and other groups to co-sponsor you or your group to NYCUP! The gifts are NOT tax-deductible. 

Is there a discount for groups?

No, there is not a discount for groups.

I would like to apply to be a Group Leader during RecWeek. What do I need to do? 

Applying to be a leader of a group at #RecWeek17 means you are bringing at least 3 other people with you. If this is true of you, please fill out this application. Once your application is reviewed and approved, you will receive a scholarship that covers your registration.

I would like to pay by check. Who should I make my check out to?

All checks should be made out to INTERVARSITY with NYCUP in the memo. Do NOT have a check written out to you or to NYCUP.  If you do, they will be returned to you.

When do I turn in my money?

After you register online and pay your deposit, any remaining balance can be paid in advance by making an online payment. Auto-billing will take place on April 16th for any unpaid balance. 

You may also pay by check by mailing a check to: 

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

C/O Emily Craig

17 W. 27th St. 3rd Fl

New York, NY 10001

Please mail your check in 2 weeks in advance of your session, and email Emily Craig at emily.r.craig@gmail.com to let her know your check will be arriving soon.

If you do not pay in full by the time of arrival, you will not be allowed to participate.

Where does my money go?

Your funds go towards covering the cost of speakers, staff, materials and the work of NYCUP in the NY/NJ region.

Does registration cover travel?

No, you are responsible for your own travel expenses to reach NYCUP and also for the cost of public transit when in NYC. 

Does registration cover food costs?

No, you are responsible for your own meals as a participant of our program. This will allow you greater freedom to choose what you like, as well as help those who have special diets. 

I'm InterVarsity Staff and want to attend NYCUP. Do I need to register?

Registration for ALL IV staff is required, even though the cost is free. 

Please contact us at nycurbanproject@gmail.com with any questions.

Pray and Worship Like An Activist #PrayerfulResistance
Mar
21
7:00 pm19:00

Pray and Worship Like An Activist #PrayerfulResistance

  • Salisbury Hotel 501

Most of us post, tweet, text and share before we stop and pray. We don't know how to talk to God when we're angry, confused, or scared. And at the same time, those are the points where we want to DO SOMETHING! Join Jonathan Walton, Courtney Wong and the New York City Urban Project for 6 weeks of "Pray and Worship Like an Activist". These nights of worship and prayer will give you space to pray and worship in light of all the things going on in our world, not leaving them at the door but taking them to God. Additionally, you will be introduced to skills and a community committed to seeking justice with Christ as our model. 

Click here to RSVP, bring your friends and spread the word!

To check out our curriculum, please click here.

Sustainable Activism Class #PrayerfulResistance
Mar
18
10:00 am10:00

Sustainable Activism Class #PrayerfulResistance

  • All Angels Church

The life of a follower of Jesus is marked by rhythms of rest & action, solitude & community, giving & receiving. Spiritual disciplines determine how we move through the day, not the latest tweet, post or youtube video. So what does it look like to create a way of being that allows us to be centered regularly, when there are so many things that can keep us off balance?

Join Jonathan Walton and InterVarsity's New York City Urban Project for an interactive workshop on sustainable activism and leave with a personalized framework to take into your own prayerful resistance. RSVP HERE!

From Christian Cliques to Covenant Community #PrayerfulResistance
Mar
17
7:00 pm19:00

From Christian Cliques to Covenant Community #PrayerfulResistance

  • Calvary Baptist Church (Fellowship Hall)

Small groups are not supposed to be cliques of the same race, ethnicity, gender, economic or political backgrounds. They are not social clubs or a holy social network for a new job. 

They are supposed to be diverse communities of men and women broken by an encounter with Jesus, saved by grace and filled with Holy Spirit. They should desire to His kingdom come more fully in them, the people around them and the world - for God's Glory and Our Benefit. But Sunday is still the most segregated day of the week by race and class, and small groups (if they have them) have the potential to be disconnected from and irrelevant to the suffering and brokenness of our present day.  

This is an invitation out of cultural Christianity to form diverse Covenant Communities focused on reflecting His Kingdom in this world. Come alone ready to meet people or bring 2-3 friends who desire to be more than seat fillers on Sunday mornings. 

RSVP HERE! 

 

Friday Fast #PrayerfulResistance
Mar
17
Mar 18

Friday Fast #PrayerfulResistance

Instead of eating  breakfast, lunch, and dinner, we invite you to fast and pray with us on a six Fridays in the Lenten season. Through meditating on the Lord's Prayer, the Prayer of St. Francis, a Franciscan Benediction, and Philippians 4, we desire for God  to shape us into servants who are able to love our neighbors as ourselves by the power of his Holy Spirit at work in us. Three times a day join us in repeating these three prayers! Download the prayer card here

Additionally to this prayer, we invite you to write out your own Psalms with us. You may use this exercise here. Following this framework will allow you to bring your pain, sadness, fear and desires to God and receive His love, peace, joy and provision. Please post your prayers on social media and spread the word  with the #FridayFast. 

Pray and Worship Like An Activist #PrayerfulResistance
Mar
16
7:30 pm19:30

Pray and Worship Like An Activist #PrayerfulResistance

  • All Angels' Church

Most of us post, tweet, text and share before we stop and pray. We don't know how to talk to God when we're angry, confused, or scared. And at the same time, those are the points where we want to DO SOMETHING! Join Jonathan Walton, Courtney Wong and the New York City Urban Project for 6 weeks of "Pray and Worship Like an Activist". These nights of worship and prayer will give you space to pray and worship in light of all the things going on in our world, not leaving them at the door but taking them to God. Additionally, you will be introduced to skills and a community committed to seeking justice with Christ as our model. 

Click here to RSVP, bring your friends and spread the word!

To check out our curriculum, please click here

NYCUP RecWeek 2017: Session 2
Mar
14
Mar 18

NYCUP RecWeek 2017: Session 2

  • Calvary Baptist Church (Sanctuary)

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM

InterVarsity’s New York City Urban Project exists to see leaders developed with the character and capacity to change the world.  We believe that every person is made in the image of God to flourish, work, rule and create and be stewards NOT consumers as God intended. This is the foundation of our LoGOFF Movement and REConciliation Week 2017. (#RecWeek17) 

New York City will be our world-class classroom for 5 days as we study scripture, pray fervently and respond actively to the commandment to love our neighbors as ourselves. Come and learn to use our 4 P's to Pray, Partner, Purchase, and Policy-shape to seek God's personal, relational and systemic justice in a world filled with relational and systemic injustice. 

Fighting sex-trafficking and labor slavery, building tutoring and mentoring programs or movements to fight climate change and more are all responses to God's desire to RECONCILE all things to Himself.  See you at REConciliation Week! 

To learn more about our past programs, please click on the below links and watch the videos:

Admission is on a first-come, first serve basis. 

 

REGISTRATION

Registration is now open! Here are the dates, pricing and deadlines for Session 2:

March 14-18 Early Bird Registration open through February 21 ($100), Late Registration open until March 12 ($125)

Click here to register for Session 2! If you would like to be a Group Leader during your session (and thus, have your registration fee waived), please apply here before registering. Should you be approved to be a Group Leader, you will receive a code which will allow you to register without paying the registration fee. 

Please also make sure you have read our Basic Program Information, Payment Details, Cancellation Policy and FAQ's below. 

 

BASIC PROGRAM INFORMATION

Programming will begin at 7PM at Calvary Baptist Church (123 W. 57th St. NY, NY 10019) on the Tuesday March 14th. Please check in to your housing prior to that time. Please note that this year, you are responsible for securing and paying for your own housing for the duration of your stay. You are also responsible for meals and transportation (to/from the city, and within the city). Here is a Guide to help you as you plan for your trip.

Programming will  end at 1PM on Saturday March 18th. You are welcome to leave after this time (and subsequently check out of your hotel/hostel according to their policy on Saturday). However, we encourage you to stay until Sunday to participate in a church service (just remember to book the appropriate number of nights with your housing). Here are our recommendations: 

All Angels' Church-10:00AM(251 W. 80th St. NY, NY 10024) 

Trinity Grace Midtown @ the Times Center-5:00PM (242 W. 41st St. NY, NY 10036)

New Life Fellowship-9:00AM and 10:30AM (82-10 Queens Blvd. Flushing, NY 11373)

 

PAYMENT DETAILS

The registration fee for all sessions is $100 if you register during our early bird dates (see the information directly above for session specific dates), and $125 if you register late (again, see above for these details). A non-refundable deposit of $50 is due during online registration, so please have a credit or debit card at hand. Automatic billing for the remaining balance is scheduled for April 16th 2017, but you may also pay in advance.

If you would like to be a Group Leader during your session (and thus, have your registration fee waived), please apply here before registering. Should you be approved to be a Group Leader, you will receive a code which will allow you to register without paying the registration fee. 

Please note that you are responsible for securing and paying for your own housing, meals and transportation (both to/from NYC and within the city). We recommend securing housing sooner rather than later. A list of recommended hotels/hostels can be found in our RecWeek Guide.  

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

1. Please notify us as soon as possible of any cancellation by emailing us at nycurbanproject@gmail.com.  

2. The $50 deposit paid during online registration is non-refundable. The remaining $50 (or $75 for late registration) can be refunded if the cancellation is made two weeks or more in advance for your given session. 

*Please let us know if you have any questions about our policy by emailing nycurbanproject@gmail.com

 

FAQ'S

When should I arrive and depart for my session? 

Please arrive by 7PM to Calvary Baptist Church (123 W. 57th St. NY, NY 10019) on Tuesday March 14th. You are free to leave anytime after 1PM on Saturday March 18th. But we encourage you to stay through Sunday and visit a church service. See above "Basic Program Information" for recommendations.

How should I travel into NYC? 

The best thing to do would be to take public transportation into the city. Do not drive your car to New York City. If you come in on a bus or van service into the city, it should be a drop off. Parking in the city is difficult and we are not responsible for your parking tickets. 

Do I have to stay on-site with everyone?

No. This year, participants in our program are responsible for finding their own housing. 

Do you have any recommendations of where to book housing? 

We recommend contacting Hostel International NYC, the Local NY or one of our other partners as outlined in our NYCUP RecWeek Guide. 

Do I have to be a part of InterVarsity to come?

No, but you must be of college age to attend, 18-29. If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. If you are not a part of InterVarsity, you will have to provide at least 1 reference from a pastor, spiritual advisor on campus or faith leader in your community.

Can my church/school help pay for the trip?

Yes! You may ask your student government, church and other groups to co-sponsor you or your group to NYCUP! The gifts are NOT tax-deductible. 

Is there a discount for groups?

No, there is not a discount for groups.

I would like to apply to be a Group Leader during RecWeek. What do I need to do? 

Applying to be a leader of a group at #RecWeek17 means you are bringing at least 3 other people with you. If this is true of you, please fill out this application. Once your application is reviewed and approved, you will receive a scholarship that covers your registration.

I would like to pay by check. Who should I make my check out to?

All checks should be made out to INTERVARSITY with NYCUP in the memo. Do NOT have a check written out to you or to NYCUP.  If you do, they will be returned to you.

When do I turn in my money?

After you register online and pay your deposit, any remaining balance can be paid in advance by making an online payment. Auto-billing will take place on April 16th for any unpaid balance. 

You may also pay by check by mailing a check to: 

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

C/O Emily Craig

17 W. 27th St. 3rd Fl

New York, NY 10001

Please mail your check in 2 weeks in advance of your session, and email Emily Craig at emily.r.craig@gmail.com to let her know your check will be arriving soon.

If you do not pay in full by the time of arrival, you will not be allowed to participate.

Where does my money go?

Your funds go towards covering the cost of speakers, staff, materials and the work of NYCUP in the NY/NJ region.

Does registration cover travel?

No, you are responsible for your own travel expenses to reach NYCUP and also for the cost of public transit when in NYC. 

Does registration cover food costs?

No, you are responsible for your own meals as a participant of our program. This will allow you greater freedom to choose what you like, as well as help those who have special diets. 

I'm InterVarsity Staff and want to attend NYCUP. Do I need to register?

Registration for ALL IV staff is required, even though the cost is free. 

Please contact us at nycurbanproject@gmail.com with any questions.

Sustainable Activism Class #PrayerfulResistance
Mar
11
10:00 am10:00

Sustainable Activism Class #PrayerfulResistance

  • All Angels Church

The life of a follower of Jesus is marked by rhythms of rest & action, solitude & community, giving & receiving. Spiritual disciplines determine how we move through the day, not the latest tweet, post or youtube video. So what does it look like to create a way of being that allows us to be centered regularly, when there are so many things that can keep us off balance? 

Join Jonathan Walton and InterVarsity's New York City Urban Project for an interactive workshop on sustainable activism and leave with a personalized framework to take into your own prayerful resistance. RSVP HERE!

From Christian Cliques to Covenant Community #PrayerfulResistance
Mar
10
7:00 pm19:00

From Christian Cliques to Covenant Community #PrayerfulResistance

  • New Life Fellowship Church (Sanctuary)

Small groups are not supposed to be cliques of the same race, ethnicity, gender, economic or political backgrounds. They are not social clubs or a holy social network for a new job. 

They are supposed to be diverse communities of men and women broken by an encounter with Jesus, saved by grace and filled with Holy Spirit. They should desire to His kingdom come more fully in them, the people around them and the world - for God's Glory and Our Benefit. But Sunday is still the most segregated day of the week by race and class, and small groups (if they have them) have the potential to be disconnected from and irrelevant to the suffering and brokenness of our present day.  

This is an invitation out of cultural Christianity to form diverse Covenant Communities focused on reflecting His Kingdom in this world. Come alone ready to meet people or bring 2-3 friends who desire to be more than seat fillers on Sunday mornings. 

RSVP HERE! 

 

Friday Fast #PrayerfulResistance
Mar
10
9:00 am09:00

Friday Fast #PrayerfulResistance

Instead of eating  breakfast, lunch, and dinner, we invite you to fast and pray with us on a six Fridays in the Lenten season. Through meditating on the Lord's Prayer, the Prayer of St. Francis, a Franciscan Benediction, and Philippians 4, we desire for God  to shape us into servants who are able to love our neighbors as ourselves by the power of his Holy Spirit at work in us. Three times a day join us in repeating these three prayers! Download the prayer card here

Additionally to this prayer, we invite you to write out your own Psalms with us. You may use this exercise here. Following this framework will allow you to bring your pain, sadness, fear and desires to God and receive His love, peace, joy and provision. Please post your prayers on social media and spread the word  with the #FridayFast. 

NYCUP RecWeek 2017: Session 1
Mar
7
Mar 11

NYCUP RecWeek 2017: Session 1

  • Calvary Baptist Church (Sanctuary)

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM

InterVarsity’s New York City Urban Project exists to see leaders developed with the character and capacity to change the world.  We believe that every person is made in the image of God to flourish, work, rule and create and be stewards, NOT consumers, as God intended. This is the foundation of our LoGOFF Movement and REConciliation Week 2017. (#RecWeek17) 

New York City will be our world-class classroom for 5 days as we study scripture, pray fervently and respond actively to the commandment to love our neighbors as ourselves. Come and learn to use our 4 P's to Pray, Partner, Purchase, and Policy-shape to seek God's personal, relational and systemic justice in a world filled with relational and systemic injustice. 

Fighting sex-trafficking and labor slavery, building tutoring and mentoring programs, movements to fight climate change and more are all responses to God's desire to RECONCILE all things to Himself.  See you at REConciliation Week! 

To learn more about our past programs, please click on the below links and watch the videos:

Admission is on a first-come, first serve basis. 

 

REGISTRATION

Registration is now open! Here are the dates, deadlines and pricing for Session 1:

March 7-11 Early Bird Registration open through February 14 ($100), Late Registration open until March 5 ($125)

Click here to register for Session 1. If you would like to be a Group Leader during your session (and thus, have your registration fee waived), please apply here before registering. Should you be approved to be a Group Leader, you will receive a code which will allow you to register without paying the registration fee. 

Please also make sure you have read Basic Program Information, Payment Details, Cancellation Policy and the FAQ's listed below. 

 

BASIC PROGRAM INFORMATION

Programming will begin at 7PM at Calvary Baptist Church (123 W. 57th St. NY, NY 10019) on Tuesday March 7th. Please check in to your housing prior to that time. Please note that this year, you are responsible for securing and paying for your own housing for the duration of your stay. You are also responsible for meals and transportation (to/from the city, and within the city). Here is a Guide to help you as you plan for your trip.

Programming will  end at 1PM on Saturday March 11th. You are welcome to leave after this time (and subsequently check out of your hotel/hostel according to their policy on Saturday). However, we encourage you to stay until Sunday to participate in a church service (just remember to book the appropriate number of nights with your housing). Here are our recommendations: 

All Angels' Church-10:00AM(251 W. 80th St. NY, NY 10024) 

Trinity Grace Midtown @ the Times Center-5:00PM (242 W. 41st St. NY, NY 10036)

New Life Fellowship-9:00AM and 10:30AM (82-10 Queens Blvd. Flushing, NY 11373)

 

PAYMENT DETAILS

The registration fee for all sessions is $100 if you register during our early bird dates (see the information directly above for session specific dates), and $125 if you register late (again, see above for these details). A non-refundable deposit of $50 is due during online registration, so please have a credit or debit card at hand. Automatic billing for the remaining balance is scheduled for April 16th 2017, but you may also pay in advance. 

If you would like to be a Group Leader during your session (and thus, have your registration fee waived), please apply here before registering. Should you be approved to be a Group Leader, you will receive a code which will allow you to register without paying the registration fee. 

Please note that you are responsible for securing and paying for your own housing, meals and transportation (both to/from NYC and within the city). We recommend securing housing sooner rather than later. A list of recommended hotels/hostels can be found in our RecWeek Guide.  

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

1. Please notify us as soon as possible of any cancellation by emailing us at nycurbanproject@gmail.com.  

2. The $50 deposit paid during online registration is non-refundable. The remaining $50 (or $75 for late registration) can be refunded if the cancellation is made two weeks or more in advance for your given session. 

*Please let us know if you have any questions about our policy by emailing

 

FAQ'S

When should I arrive and depart for my session? 

Please arrive by 7PM to Calvary Baptist Church (123 W. 57th St. NY, NY 10019) on Tuesday March 7th. You are free to leave anytime after 1PM on Saturday March 11th. But we encourage you to stay through Sunday and visit a church service. See above "Basic Program Information" for recommendations.

How should I travel into NYC? 

The best thing to do would be to take public transportation into the city. Do not drive your car to New York City. If you come in on a bus or van service into the city, it should be a drop off. Parking in the city is difficult and we are not responsible for your parking tickets. 

Do I have to stay on-site with everyone?

No. This year, participants in our program are responsible for finding their own housing. 

Do you have any recommendations of where to book housing? 

We recommend contacting Hostel International NYC, the Local NY or one of our other partners as outlined in our RecWeek Guide

Do I have to be a part of InterVarsity to come?

No, but you must be of college age to attend, 18-29. If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. If you are not a part of InterVarsity, you will have to provide at least 1 reference from a pastor, spiritual advisor on campus or faith leader in your community.

Can my church/school help pay for the trip?

Yes! You may ask your student government, church and other groups to co-sponsor you or your group to NYCUP! The gifts are NOT tax-deductible. 

Is there a discount for groups?

No, there is not a discount for groups.

I would like to apply to be a Group Leader during RecWeek. What do I need to do? 

Applying to be a leader of a group at #RecWeek17 means you are bringing at least 3 other people with you. If this is true of you, please fill out this application. Once your application is reviewed and approved, you will receive a scholarship that covers your registration.

I would like to pay by check. Who should I make my check out to?

All checks should be made out to INTERVARSITY with NYCUP in the memo. Do NOT have a check written out to you or to NYCUP.  If you do, they will be returned to you.

When do I turn in my money?

After you register online and pay your deposit, any remaining balance can be paid in advance by making an online payment. Auto-billing will take place on April 16th for any unpaid balance. 

You may also pay by check by mailing a check to: 

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

C/O Emily Craig

17 W. 27th St. 3rd Fl

New York, NY 10001

Please mail your check in 2 weeks in advance of your session, and email Emily Craig at emily.r.craig@gmail.com to let her know your check will be arriving soon.

If you do not pay in full by the time of arrival, you will not be allowed to participate.

Where does my money go?

Your funds go towards covering the cost of speakers, staff, materials and the work of NYCUP in the NY/NJ region.

Does registration cover travel?

No, you are responsible for your own travel expenses to reach NYCUP and also for the cost of public transit when in NYC. 

Does registration cover food costs?

No, you are responsible for your own meals as a participant of our program. This will allow you greater freedom to choose what you like, as well as help those who have special diets. 

I'm InterVarsity Staff and want to attend NYCUP. Do I need to register?

Registration for ALL IV staff is required, even though the cost is free. 

Please contact us at nycurbanproject@gmail.com with any questions.

 

Pray & Worship Like An Activist #PrayerfulResistance
Mar
7
7:00 pm19:00

Pray & Worship Like An Activist #PrayerfulResistance

  • Calvar Baptist Church Sanctuary

Most of us post, tweet, text and share before we stop and pray. We don't know how to talk to God when we're angry, confused, or scared. And at the same time, those are the points where we want to DO SOMETHING! Join Jonathan Walton, Courtney Wong and the New York City Urban Project for 6 weeks of "Pray and Worship Like an Activist". These nights of worship and prayer will give you space to pray and worship in light of all the things going on in our world, not leaving them at the door but taking them to God. Additionally, you will be introduced to skills and a community committed to seeking justice with Christ as our model. 

Click here to RSVP, bring your friends and spread the word!

To check out our curriculum, please click here.

Friday Fast #PrayerfulResistance
Mar
3
Mar 4

Friday Fast #PrayerfulResistance

Instead of eating  breakfast, lunch, and dinner, we invite you to fast and pray with us on a six Fridays in the Lenten season. Through meditating on the Lord's Prayer, the Prayer of St. Francis, a Franciscan Benediction, and Philippians 4, we desire for God  to shape us into servants who are able to love our neighbors as ourselves by the power of his Holy Spirit at work in us. Three times a day join us in repeating these three prayers! Download the prayer card here

Additionally to this prayer, we invite you to write out your own Psalms with us. You may use this exercise here. Following this framework will allow you to bring your pain, sadness, fear and desires to God and receive His love, peace, joy and provision. Please post your prayers on social media and spread the word  with the #FridayFast. 

InterVarsity's EVA Conference: Just Community
Feb
3
Feb 5

InterVarsity's EVA Conference: Just Community

  • Embassy Suites

The InterVarsity chapters from the Eastern VA area welcome Jonathan Walton for a weekend of teaching and interactive workshops focused on the Acts church and pursuing, beginning and pursuing "The Just Community".  NYCUP's mission is to develop leaders with the character and capacity to change the world and commission them to do so. Attendees will leave with concrete steps to follow Jesus, grow in grace and knowledge of His and seek His shalom in this world. 

Campuses that are welcome are George Mason University, Mary Washington, Randolph-Macon, VCU, Reynolds CC, U of Richmond, William & Mary, CNU, Hampton U, Norfolk State, and TCC! 

If you have any questions or concerns don't hesitate to reach out nycurbanproject@gmail.com.