The Hope City Day Program (HCDP) trains people to work in missions in the inner city.  Alongside the core value of intimacy with Jesus.  HCDP also focuses on a lifestyle of prayer, character development, and promoting unity in the Body of Christ.  Participants grow in the knowledge and love of God through Bible study and prayer; they also develop the life skills they need to minister in an inner city context by leading in the Hope City prayer room, serving in the soup kitchen, participating in the food distribution project, and evangelism outreaches.  We do this along with ministering to and living among recovering gang members, drug addicts, and the homeless.

Hands-on training is complemented by classroom instruction on biblical themes such as intimacy with Jesus, ministry in the power of the Holy Spirit, justice, and the emotions of God as expressed through the bridal paradigm. Participants hear messages from Hope City leaders during the week and from Mike Bickle and others at the International House of Prayer’s main weekend services. Whether studying the Bible, learning the harp and bowl model of worship and prayer, or spending time with the homeless, ministry at Hope City is done while maintaining the heart commitment to fall deeper in love with Jesus.

Program Info

Hope City Day Program is targeted for singles, families of all ages, and retirees.  We have a strict no-dating policy among fellow participants while in the program.

Duration: Two three month tracks (Track 2 Optional)

2017 Dates

January 11- March 31
April 12- June 30
July 10 – September 22
September 27 – December 15


Track 1: $500 for individuals, $1,000 per family
Track 2: $500 for individuals, $1,000 per family

All tuition is due by the first day of orientation.  Cost covers two meals per day, study materials, internship teaching, and outreaches.  Track 1 is an introduction to the foundational teachings of the faith.  Track 2 continues along the same themes but with deeper study and more ministry experience.

Interns who successfully complete both tracks at Hope City may apply for Hope City KC or IHOPKC staff.

Housing is not provided to those participating in the Day Program.


Hope City
5101 E. 24th Street
Kansas City, MO 64127

Find Out More

Send an email to internships@hopecitykc.org with any questions.