Second City

Second City is a two-month, intensive, international discipleship and missional experience. Students spend a brief time training at the Summit and are then sent to New York, Europe, East Asia, South Asia, Africa, or Southeast Asia for eight weeks to work alongside Summit church planters and partners. Each team is made up of four to eight students and led by a Summit College staff member. This is a great opportunity for any upperclassman to grow deeper in their understanding of the global mission of God and truly put their faith into practice!

Second City locations may include the following:

Ministry takes place in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, in a neighborhood of about 700,000 residents and more than 2,000 college students. The team in Serbia works on a platform known as World Net Education Consultants, and their target group is college students (anyone under 30 and single in Serbia). They offer a variety of courses such as English, business English, professional development, and TOEFL preparation. The team partners with local university ministries working on training and evangelizing and hosts discovery groups with college students. The team also does compassion ministry with the Roma community in partnership with the local Roma church. Students participate in a Bible study with their Second City team and meet weekly with a mentor.
The team in NYC works to bring the gospel and plant reproducing churches among the hundreds of thousands of internationals residing in Metro New York. They have workers focused on Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and Sikhs. The team builds relationships with internationals through a variety of means seeking to share the gospel, and then begin studying the Bible with them. Those who become followers of Jesus are engaged with intense discipleship so that they can take the gospel to their own community. Every summer the team in NYC hosts over 200 volunteers who come through New York for “Sifting Weeks.” The volunteers will spread out across areas where unreached people groups live and look for people of peace (those hungry to know more about Jesus). Students who are in NYC for Second City will participate in these weeks, become trainers for volunteers, and handle initial follow-up with interested seekers. Students will build longer-term relationships with people interested in the gospel and begin studying the Bible with them. If students have other skills (photography, videography, web development, administrative), they will assist with these projects as well. Students will be part of a T4T group (an obedience-based discipleship group) and will have a mentor to meet with at least weekly for prayer and encouragement.
Taipei is the capital of Taiwan (The Republic of China). The city proper is home to an estimated 2,618,772 people. As the center of Taiwan’s largest conurbation, Taipei has been at the center of rapid economic development in the country and has now become one of the global cities in the production of high technology and its components. The team in Taipei, Taiwan will be doing University outreach, working alongside missionaries who teach English classes to build relationships with students. This team will lead an English summer camp on the university campus, spending a lot of time with students in a classroom setting and then out in the city after class with abundant opportunities to share the gospel and make disciples!
The South Asia team is primarily focused on taking the gospel to the ends of the earth. They are specifically working with local pastors and Christian leaders to catalyze church planting movements. The team intentionally focuses on reaching the urban sectors, Muslims, and casting vision for multiplication among Christian leaders in their area. As a team, they engage their targeted people groups through personal evangelism, church-planting trainings, and a master-trainer-equipping program. It is their vision to equip the local believers to reach their own people with the gospel. When students come and serve alongside the South Asia team, they will all be drinking tons of chai tea, meeting local university students and young professionals, and engaging them with gospel-centered conversations. Nearly half of the city claims to be Muslim, and every student will have the chance to share the true gospel of Jesus with many who will hear it for the first time. Students will also have the opportunity to sit in on some of the local team’s church planting trainings and help encourage local believers to have a burden to take the Good News to their own peoples.
This team will partner with some of Summit’s longest-serving missionaries to work in a major city in South Africa. Ministry will include working with refugees from Northern Africa and the Middle East, prayer walking, community outreach, and much more. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from some of the most seasoned Summit missionaries!
This team will work with long-term Summit missionaries to share the gospel with Muslims who may have never heard the name of Jesus. Days will be spent sitting in cafes having multiple gospel conversations every day, looking for people of peace, and praying for salvation for the people of one of the most strategic cities in Southeast Asia.
This team will have the opportunity to work in one of the most influential global cities in South Asia. Opportunities will be endless to work among some of the richest of the rich and poorest of the poor. The team will spend time with college students and young professionals, homeless families in the slums, business professionals of various kinds, and unreached people groups from all over South Asia. This location also has the possibility of getting a formal internship during Second City.
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When: May 19-July 15, 2021
Cost: $4,300

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Each applicant is required to obtain three references. Students should request a pastoral reference (pastor/small group leader/campus minister), a professional reference (employer/professor), and a personal reference (friend/family). Students should send the link for the reference form below to their requested references.

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Applications and references will be accepted through Feb. 1, 2021. Limited spots are available. Once applications and references are received, a member of the Summit College staff will contact each student to set up an interview. Students will then receive notification about whether or not they are accepted into the program and be invited to the kickoff weekend in mid-February.

“I’m learning that life is found in losing it for Christ. The call to follow him is a call to join him in the sufferings he faced. Therefore, we lose our lives for the joy set before us. South Asia has stripped away certain luxuries I’ve always clung to, and in their absence, I am able to cling to Christ.”

Austin Jacobs, Second City

“Seeing the power of God work in a context that is closed to the idea of the gospel is a powerful experience…Without overstatement, I can confidently say that this summer was the most spiritually formative time of my life. The experience of giving away a summer to a church-led experience like this is something that I would recommend to anyone.”

Justin Leitch, Second City