Outreach & Local Ministry

Ministry Info  

Founded in 1984, the New York School of Urban Ministry (NYSUM) hosts, trains, and deploys over 5,000 youth and adults for urban ministry each year by partnering with inner city pastors and churches in New York City

What Teams Will Do

Depending on the week, teams will participate in a number of outreaches in the local communities. These may consist of food truck ministry, block parties, soup kitchens, street evangelism and prayer walks, late night homeless outreaches, and more. Come prepared with a willingness to stretch out of your comfort zone and to serve!


Food and lodging provided by host. Onsite transportation managed by team.

How do trips work at Touch the World?

In order to set up a short-term mission trip to any of our host locations, we require your team's participation in our 3-Day Missions Training Retreat.

Touch the World is a youth-focused missions organization specializing in training for short-term teams. We equip youth with an understanding of identity, culture, and mission that prepares them to live as sent disciples of Jesus in their everyday lives.

If your group is interested in training and trips, we'd love to connect with you! If you'd like to serve with one of our ministry partners, we'll help you decide which host location is the best fit for your group. To get started, submit an interest form!

Interested in training and trips?

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