The Fellows have the unique opportunity to experience the dynamic aspects of the program within the historic context of our Nation’s Capital. Washington D.C. is not only an exciting place to live and explore during the Fellows year, but for centuries has been an important part of the life of The Falls Church. When the church was founded in 1732, George Washington and George Mason each served as vestrymen ahead of their founding the United States, and ever since, the church has served at the important juncture between the life of Washington and life of the local church.
The City of Falls Church, which was named for the Parish, and our current church building are located just a few minutes outside Washington D.C. on the historic Route 50, which leads directly past the White House to the Capitol Building. The weekly activities involved in the program encourage Fellows to immerse themselves in both the life and culture of Washington D.C., as well as that of the Falls Church community.
Additionally, as a Fellow you will hear from influential Christian leaders and thinkers who are seeking to live out their faith in a comprehensive and meaningful way. Being in such close proximity to Washington D.C., this often includes connecting with leaders in Congress, State Department dignitaries, White House staff members, Federal Prosecutors, presidents of non-profits, businessmen and women, and many others. Spending nine months working, learning, and exploring in one of America’s cultural and political epicenters will provide an unparalleled opportunity to test and understand your faith in this unique location. We hope you’ll come join us as you seek to learn what it means to start well in all spheres of your life.