The Fellows Initiative

The Fellows Initiative Start Well A Fellows Program is an intensely practical nine to ten month spiritual and vocational leadership program that prepares you to live a seamless life of faith.

The program includes a part-time professional job in your field of interest, theological coursework, Biblical study, mentoring and service. All of this takes place in community with the other Fellows in your class. This leadership development program will equip you to have a thoughtful impact in the world. By participating in a Fellows Program, you will discern how your story fits into God's story

The program includes a part-time professional job in your field of interest, theological coursework, Biblical study, mentoring and service. All of this takes place in community with the other Fellows in your class. This leadership development program will equip you to have a thoughtful impact in the world. By participating in a Fellows Program, you will discern how your story fits into God's story

Operating as usual

Our latest blog features the work of Mark Shaw, Director of the Peninsula Fellows program, from his latest book, "Work, ...
04/06/2021
Looking for a Better Way

Our latest blog features the work of Mark Shaw, Director of the Peninsula Fellows program, from his latest book, "Work, Play, Love: A Visual Guide to Calling, Career, and the Mission of God."

https://www.thefellowsinitiative.org/post/looking-for-a-better-way

by Mark Shaw EDITOR'S NOTE: Today's post is an excerpt of Mark Shaw's book, Work, Play, Love: A Visual Guide to Calling, Career and the Mission of God (2014, 240 pages). As you'll see from the excerpt below, the book is filled with many wonderful drawings by Mark. Learn more about Mark and his work....

New blog post! Hear from a recent fellow about the formative experience that led to a renewed sense of calling at work a...
03/22/2021
The Peninsula Constant: Kayla Reesey's Journey as a Fellow

New blog post! Hear from a recent fellow about the formative experience that led to a renewed sense of calling at work and in the community.

https://www.thefellowsinitiative.org/post/the-peninsula-constant-kayla-reesey-s-journey-as-a-fellow

by David Calhoun Few fellows come into their year with a deeply rooted love for their program’s city. In Kayla Reesey’s case, love for the Newport News, Virginia (aka the Peninsula) area goes all the way back to her sophomore year at Christopher Newport University.

Are you struggling in your current work situation or wondering what's next? TFI Executive Director John Kyle offers help...
03/03/2021
Dealing with Disappointment at Work

Are you struggling in your current work situation or wondering what's next? TFI Executive Director John Kyle offers helpful insight to address these challenges in our latest blog post, "Dealing With Disappointment at Work."

https://www.thefellowsinitiative.org/post/dealing-with-disappointment-at-work

by John Kyle Working with young adults starting their first jobs, I am often asked about disappointment at work. The expectation-reality gap of a new job can be an especially striking and confusing aspect of life in a fallen world. About 10 years ago, a company hired me to sort some problems. I was....

Our latest blog post features an excerpt from a booklet written by Co-Executive Director of the Muncie Fellows program, ...
02/17/2021
Campus Ministry Experience and the Post-College Job Search

Our latest blog post features an excerpt from a booklet written by Co-Executive Director of the Muncie Fellows program, Jeff Eads, titled "Qualified: How to think about your ministry experience in relation to your job search." Click the link below to learn more!

https://www.thefellowsinitiative.org/post/campus-ministry-experience-and-the-post-college-job-search

by Jeff Eads There is a difference between positions and roles. Positions in organizations come with titles. These positions are limited, not everyone gets one, they are often taken by upperclassmen, and they are usually by a vote which is out of your control...

Our latest program feature: Blue Ridge Fellows !! In addition to rich community at Church of the Holy Spirit, Blue Ridge...
02/10/2021

Our latest program feature: Blue Ridge Fellows !! In addition to rich community at Church of the Holy Spirit, Blue Ridge Fellows have a wide variety of internship opportunities, partnerships with the local community and seminaries, not to mention graduate school connections and conferences throughout the year. We encourage you to consider applying, whether through the TFI common application or at blueridgefellows.org

"Whether it is in business, healthcare, education, politics, vocational ministry and everything in between, the amount o...
02/08/2021
Where do we go from here?

"Whether it is in business, healthcare, education, politics, vocational ministry and everything in between, the amount of formation experienced in a fellows program is immense and the future of the Church depends on it." Our latest blog features insightful reflections from former Trinity Fellow, Benji Suprice.

https://www.thefellowsinitiative.org/post/where-do-we-go-from-here

by Benji Suprice Where do we go from here? Benji Suprice Towards the end of my undergrad experience at Gordon College in Boston, Ma, I repeatedly would ask the question “Where do I go from here?” The question is not deeply profound and it is likely one that many students ask their senior year, b...

“Work on your perspective...find a Christian community...find a mentor.” Our latest blog post explores the important tra...
01/20/2021
Freedom, Structure and the Transition to Post-College Life

“Work on your perspective...find a Christian community...find a mentor.” Our latest blog post explores the important transition from college to the working world.

https://www.thefellowsinitiative.org/post/freedom-structure-and-the-transition-to-post-college-life

by John Kyle The first months after college can be challenging. They can be filled with adventure and the sense of a fresh start. It’s a season that often involves a new city, a new job, a new place to live, new routines, and new expectations. In spite of these great things, it can also be a time....

Our latest program spotlight: The Fourth Fellows program in Bethesda, MD! The newest program in the Fellows network, Fou...
01/12/2021

Our latest program spotlight: The Fourth Fellows program in Bethesda, MD! The newest program in the Fellows network, Fourth Fellows welcomed its inaugural class this year and we’re excited for all that’s in store this semester and beyond! Interested in learning more? Visit their website below!

www.4thfellows.org

Happy New Year! We’re excited to continue our featured program series with The Memphis Fellows program!  This is a great...
01/05/2021

Happy New Year! We’re excited to continue our featured program series with The Memphis Fellows program! This is a great place to launch after college, and we encourage you to apply! Follow Memphis Fellows At 2pc on social media and visit www.memphisfellows.com to learn more. Applications are still open!

This week’s featured program: VB Fellows !! Learn more through their website (link below) and on social media. We encour...
12/23/2020

This week’s featured program: VB Fellows !! Learn more through their website (link below) and on social media. We encourage you to consider submitting an application or referring a friend!

www.vbfellows.com

Our latest blog features the work of The Rest Initiative, led by Neal Salzman and team. Learn more about how the Rest In...
12/22/2020
Proactive Care: The Rest Initiative

Our latest blog features the work of The Rest Initiative, led by Neal Salzman and team. Learn more about how the Rest Initiative is working to provide proactive care and counseling resources to churches, ministry partners, and Fellows!

https://www.thefellowsinitiative.org/post/proactive-care-the-rest-initiative

by Evan Norfleet What does it look like to bridge the gap between organizations and care? For Neal Salzman, the answer manifested itself into a unique resource for churches and non-profit organizations alike: The Rest Initiative (TRI)....

We are very thankful for the Orlando Fellows Program !! A wonderful community with plenty of professional opportunities,...
12/18/2020

We are very thankful for the Orlando Fellows Program !! A wonderful community with plenty of professional opportunities, retreats, coursework, and service in the heart of Orlando. We encourage you to check them out on social media and consider submitting an application!

OrlandoFellows.com

"God is a worker. He creates and sustains. He heals and redeems. And we honor him when we join him in the work to be don...
12/15/2020
The Quiet Ambassador

"God is a worker. He creates and sustains. He heals and redeems. And we honor him when we join him in the work to be done. We are called to work toward the good design he has for the world."

Be sure to check out the latest TFI blog post, "The Quiet Ambassador"

https://www.thefellowsinitiative.org/post/the-quiet-ambassador

by John Kyle Sometimes Scripture encourages us to shout from the mountaintops. Sometimes it encourages us to be quiet and diligent. This post is about the latter. The people of Thessalonica were on fire for the Gospel. They loved well and followed the teachings of the Apostles. They were eager to he...

Next up on our series of program features, the Chattanooga Fellows ! Church community, service opportunities and interns...
12/11/2020

Next up on our series of program features, the Chattanooga Fellows ! Church community, service opportunities and internships abound in beautiful Chattanooga, TN. Be sure to check them out on social media and their website! A reminder that applications continue to come in and can be found by following the link below:

https://www.thefellowsinitiative.org/tfi-common-application

We’re excited to feature Piedmont Fellows! Based out of Jamestown, NC, the Piedmont Fellows program offers rich communit...
12/08/2020

We’re excited to feature Piedmont Fellows! Based out of Jamestown, NC, the Piedmont Fellows program offers rich community, exciting professional, personal and spiritual development resources, and an annual trip to London! Follow them on social media and visit www.piedmontfellows.com to learn more!

This #GivingTuesday TFI invites you to reach 100 current college seniors for our growing network of 30 fellows programs....
12/01/2020

This #GivingTuesday TFI invites you to reach 100 current college seniors for our growing network of 30 fellows programs. Your gifts help us as we seek to reach college seniors and grow fellows programs across the country. Visit the link below to learn more and give to TFI:

https://www.thefellowsinitiative.org/give

Thanksgiving is tomorrow, which means our early application deadline is almost here! Whether you’re a current college se...
11/25/2020

Thanksgiving is tomorrow, which means our early application deadline is almost here! Whether you’re a current college senior or recent graduate considering next steps, we encourage you to apply to our programs! Follow the link in our bio to complete our common application.

And our featured program for this Tuesday is, Winston-Salem Fellows! Led by Ned Erickson and Hef Turner, The Winston-Sal...
11/25/2020

And our featured program for this Tuesday is, Winston-Salem Fellows! Led by Ned Erickson and Hef Turner, The Winston-Salem Fellows Program offers many wonderful opportunities for professional, spiritual, and personal growth through a wide range of internships, coursework and service opportunities. Interested in learning more? Visit wsfellows.com Applications for the class of 2021-2022 are now open!

In a new blog post, Evan Norfleet and David Calhoun tell the story of how doing justice, loving mercy, and walking humbl...
11/23/2020
Micah 6:8 Conference: Digging deep into God’s timeless mandate

In a new blog post, Evan Norfleet and David Calhoun tell the story of how doing justice, loving mercy, and walking humbly with God were front and center at The Fellows Initiative's annual Micah 6:8 Conference.
https://www.thefellowsinitiative.org/post/micah-6-8-conference-digging-deep-into-god-s-timeless-mandate

by David Calhoun and Evan Norfleet He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? -- Micah 6:8 In a year that has brought many changes and challenges to our daily rhythms...

Get excited for our fourth featured program, The Muncie Fellows! Led by Jeff Eads and Darbi Strahle, The Muncie Fellows ...
11/20/2020

Get excited for our fourth featured program, The Muncie Fellows! Led by Jeff Eads and Darbi Strahle, The Muncie Fellows Program offers many wonderful opportunities for professional, spiritual, and personal growth through a wide range of internships, coursework and service opportunities. Interested in learning more? Visit www.munciefellows.com Applications for the class of 2021-2022 are now open!

We are excited to feature The Knoxville Fellows Program! A rich Fellows experience in downtown Knoxville led by Mr. Rick...
11/18/2020

We are excited to feature The Knoxville Fellows Program! A rich Fellows experience in downtown Knoxville led by Mr. Rick Kuhlman, fellows are immersed in the life of the city through service, professional work, leadership, learning and retreats. Visit www.knoxvillefellows.com to learn more, and apply. You can also submit an application via the TFI Common Application (link below).

https://www.thefellowsinitiative.org/tfi-common-application

It’s that time of year! Our early application deadline is just around the corner. Whether you’re a current college senio...
11/17/2020

It’s that time of year! Our early application deadline is just around the corner. Whether you’re a current college senior or recent graduate considering next steps, we encourage you to apply to our programs! Follow the link in our bio to complete our common application.

Give it up for our second featured program, The Franklin Fellows! Led by Mr. Michael Armentrout and Mrs. Debbie Florey, ...
11/13/2020

Give it up for our second featured program, The Franklin Fellows! Led by Mr. Michael Armentrout and Mrs. Debbie Florey, The Franklin Fellows Program offers many wonderful opportunities for professional, spiritual, and personal growth through a wide range of internships, coursework and service opportunities. Interested in learning more? Visit www.franklinfellows.com Applications for the class of 2021-2022 are now open! @ Franklin, Tennessee

Calling all college seniors and our broader Fellows community: for the next several weeks we will be highlighting each o...
11/10/2020

Calling all college seniors and our broader Fellows community: for the next several weeks we will be highlighting each of the many wonderful Fellows programs across our network! First up, we’d like to introduce the Peninsula Fellows based out of Yorktown VA! The Peninsula Fellows Program is now accepting applications on their website at www.peninsulafellows.com You can also apply through the TFI Common App: https://www.thefellowsinitiative.org/tfi-common-application We're excited to introduce each of our programs in the weeks ahead!

Today is the 2nd Annual TFI Day of Prayer! We invite you to spend 30 minutes praying for the fellows, program leaders, v...
09/24/2020

Today is the 2nd Annual TFI Day of Prayer! We invite you to spend 30 minutes praying for the fellows, program leaders, volunteers, employers, and churches in our growing network. Please use the link below to download the 2020 TFI Prayer Guide. Thank you for supporting The Fellows Initiative!

https://www.thefellowsinitiative.org/dayofprayer

TFI is excited to serve as a sponsor for the national book launch of Dr. Esau McCaulley's latest work, "Reading While Bl...
09/23/2020

TFI is excited to serve as a sponsor for the national book launch of Dr. Esau McCaulley's latest work, "Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope."

Join partner organizations across the country as Dr. McCaulley, Anglican Priest and Assistant Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College, speaks to "the ongoing conversation between the collective Black experience and the Bible, sharing a personal and scholarly testament to the power and hope of Black biblical interpretation."

Registration for this webinar can be found at bit.ly/rwblaunch

TFI is excited to serve as a sponsor for the national book launch of Dr. Esau McCaulley's latest work, "Reading While Bl...
09/23/2020

TFI is excited to serve as a sponsor for the national book launch of Dr. Esau McCaulley's latest work, "Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope."

Join partner organizations across the country as Dr. McCaulley, Anglican Priest and Assistant Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College, speaks to "the ongoing conversation between the collective Black experience and the Bible, sharing a personal and scholarly testament to the power and hope of Black biblical interpretation."

Registration for this webinar can be found at bit.ly/rwblaunch

(Repost) A new Fellows year is underway and we couldn’t be more excited! From serving in their communities, getting accl...
09/08/2020

(Repost) A new Fellows year is underway and we couldn’t be more excited! From serving in their communities, getting acclimated to new cities, exploring the outdoors together, and beginning internships, Fellows have jumped headfirst into a new and exciting season.

We are excited that Rev. Dr. Irwyn Ince’s new book “The Beautiful Community” is now available! We highly encourage you a...
08/06/2020

We are excited that Rev. Dr. Irwyn Ince’s new book “The Beautiful Community” is now available! We highly encourage you all to give it a read!

Congratulations to all Fellows graduates! While the 2019-2020 season was far from conventional, we are so proud of all f...
05/28/2020

Congratulations to all Fellows graduates! While the 2019-2020 season was far from conventional, we are so proud of all fellows across the country and their hard work and service in their communities! We know that the Lord has much in store for each of you and we eagerly anticipate the work that He will continue to do through you all!

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