The Boston Fellows program equips emerging leaders to serve Christ and neighbor in the working world.
We are passionate about workplace excellence, about the well-being of Greater Boston, and about Christ-like living.
For the nine months of the program, September to May, Fellows join a cohort in a local church (see below) and commit to the following:
Study of 50-100 pages of thoughtful literature (or audio/video presentations) weekly, applying the Bible and theology to daily life and work.
Community: building relationships with a group of peers for collaborative learning, mutual support and accountability.
Personal spiritual disciplines practiced 15+ minutes daily, as specified by their church cohort, cultivating character and emotional competencies for work and life.
Participation in weekly study groups, monthly Teaching Saturdays, and three quarterly weekend conferences.
“The 98 percent of Christians who are not in church-paid work are, on the whole, not equipped or envisioned for mission . . . . in 95 percent of their waking lives. What a tragic waste of human potential!” - Mark Greene, speech to the Lausanne Conference 2010
As we look to the future, the aim of the church must be to equip people to take their place as leaders in God’s kingdom mission. Sunday services alone, though, will not enable this vision to become a reality. We need intentional, rigorous, holistic discipleship models that deliberately train Christians to embody the gospel in every aspect of their lives. I am so thrilled that our church is partnering with the Boston Fellows program to provide an environment for this kind of transformation to occur. As a pastor, I can’t wait to walk alongside a cohort of fellows to engage topics like vocation, workplace ethics, cultural renewal, and how to experience God through work. I’m convinced we will all come to better appreciate the reality that work is not an obstacle to God, but the primary avenue in which our spiritual formation occurs. Let’s get to it!
At Christ the King Cambridge, the Boston Fellows program provides space for young professionals to reflect, biblically and theologically, on their vocation, in the community of the local church, and for the lasting good of the city. Our vision is that Fellows would be discipled in their vocations and integrated into the life of the church through meaningful relationships with one another, and with expert mentors and pastors. Above all, we long for them to taste and see the goodness of the God who has called them into their work, even as He has offered them rest in Jesus.
"I wish there had been a program like this when I was getting started.”
That's how senior professionals typically respond when I describe the Boston Fellows. So few of them have had the resources to dig into the meaning of vocation, or to develop specific spiritual habits to sustain them on their career track. Let alone the close company of peers helping each other excel in these pursuits! So it’s my delight to help facilitate our cohort here at Church of the Cross, in addition to directing the Boston Fellows program overall.