The Boston Fellows program equips emerging leaders to serve Christ and neighbor in the working world.
The program spans nine months (September-May). Fellows commit to (1) read 50+ pages of graduate-level theological writing (or audio/video presentations) weekly, (2) practice personal devotional disciplines of 15+ minutes daily as specified by the church hosting their cohort, and (3) participate in the program schedule:
Weekly roundtable discussions of ancient and modern texts applying the Bible and theology to daily life and work, in a small-group cohort facilitated by a participating local church.
A monthly “Teaching Saturday” for greater depth and community-building, featuring recognized speakers, bringing together all participating cohorts.
Three spiritual formation weekends to go deeper still, as a group and individually, hearing from God and enjoying his creation through outdoor recreation, and connecting with one another.
The program follows a rolling admissions policy, accepting qualified applicants in the order received, beginning February 1, until their church cohort's capacity is reached.
Deadline for application June 15. Please contact us for written permission to extend this deadline. (PSC applicants contact Eugene Lee for more info.)
Participation in the program requires that applicants be working at a job in Greater Boston by August 1st, unless granted written exception. The program leadership gladly opens its professional network and career resources in the city to qualified program applicants, but applicants are solely responsible for securing this position.
It's understood that Fellows may have to miss occasionally, for work travel or important personal commitments. (We don't define these.)
Program year starts with one weekly meeting of the cohort, some time after Labor Day, but before Sept 15.
Spiritual Formation weekends (Friday after work to Sunday 1p):
- Sep 15-17
- Jan 12-14
- May 18-20
Teaching Saturdays (10a to 3p):
- Oct 14
- Nov 11
- Dec 9
- Feb 17
- Mar 17
- Apr 14
2018-2019 tuition is $895 for all program activities, books, and materials.
This represents less than half of the actual cost of the program. We have received generous grants from donors to cover actual program costs and hope to see this help renewed in 2018-2019.
A $150 non-refundable deposit is due within 15 days of acceptance to the program. This deposit counts toward the Fellow's tuition.