Mission Bite #211: Virtual Urban Immersion

Together with Metro Baptist Church, CBF field personnel Lesley-Ann Hix Tommey and Kathleen (a 2020 Student.Go summer intern) designed a virtual Urban Immersion curriculum for small groups to engage.

In a typical year, Metro hosts about 8 Urban Immersion teams to work alongside their ministries and learn from urban practitioners. We have missed having groups in our space.

And because travel is still unsafe, we dreamed up an option that brings the learning and service to our partners’ hometowns. Metro's virtual Urban Immersion curriculum takes a look into six aspects of our ministry in New York City: Homelessness, Food Justice, Youth & Education, Gentrification, Interfaith Work, and Arts & Theater.

Each of the six sessions includes a video introduction by one of our local ministers and practitioners, group activities, a community connection, Bible study, questions for reflection and conversation, and a final challenge for engaging this work at home.

For more information, visit rmmnyc.org/programs/urban-immersion. We hope to see you up here in NYC again soon!

- Lesley-Ann Hix Tommey, field personnel serving in New York City