Global Cities Initiative

More than half of the world's population lives in global urban centers. To meet this growing trend, IMB is piloting a new initiative to open pathways to global cities.

Get Started

Click on a city below to receive free city guides which will help you begin to explore opportunities to live, work, and do ministry in Global Cities.


Global Cities Are:

  • Cultural and business hubs
  • Regionally influencing
  • Ethnically diverse
  • Globally impacting
  • Economically diverse
  • Physically and spiritually in need

Everyone has a role

Professionals, families, singles, retirees, entrepreneurs, and students. How might God be leading you to impact a global city? We at IMB are here to help. Here’s how you get started:

  1. Explore Opportunities
    Sign up to receive global city guides and to explore if God is leading you to work, study, retire, or mobilize your church for the gospel overseas.
  2. Submit Application
    Fill out the application provided in the emails you will receive after you sign up. Once you submit your application, IMB will walk through an assessment process with you and your local church pastor.
  3. Be Coached
    If your church and the IMB affirm you through the assessment, we will connect you with a coach to help guide you through the process of finding a job, studying abroad, or pursuing a retirement opportunity overseas.
  4. Start Training
    After your application and assessment period are complete, you will receive an invitation to the next available global city training.
  5. Go
    Ask your church to pray for you as you move overseas. We will help you connect with a local church and ministry team in your new global city.