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Fellows Year at a Glance 2021-22

September 7-11Fellows move in to Host Families and Opening Retreat
November 5-7Micah 6:8 Conference in Richmond
December 18 – January 2Christmas Break
January 3-6Fellows Mid-year Retreat
February 18-21Breakaway Retreat with High School Youth Ministry
March 4-6Breakaway Retreat with Middle School Youth Ministry
April 9-17Holy Week
April 22-24TFI National Conference in Crystal City Arlignton
May 31 – June 2Fellows Closing Retreat
June 3-5Fellows Graduation Weekend

Fellows Week at a Glance 2021-22

Sunday

Church in the morning
Youth Group Ministry in the late afternoon

Monday

Seminary Course in the morning
Roundtable in the evening

Tuesday

Internship Work Day

Wednesday

Internship Work Day

Thursday

Internship Work Day

Friday

Bible Study and Seminar

Costs of the Fellows Program

Each fellow raises $7,500 to participate in the program.  This money covers the costs for seminary courses, retreats, books, speaker fees, and materials.  Room and board is provided by host families who are members of The Falls Church Anglican. During the program year, fellows use their wages for personal needs and as a nest egg for start-up costs at the end of the year. This makes beginning one’s career in the Washington D.C. metro area (with its high cost of living) more feasible.  Fellows typically share housing costs with other young professionals they’ve met through the program at the completion of the year.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why $7,500?

This fee covers every aspect of the program – seminary courses, books and study materials, retreats, speaker costs, and special events.  For more about “the why” of support raising, read The Spirituality of Fund-Raising, by Henri Nouwen.

Do I have to raise it all, or can I pay for it myself?

We recommend support raising for all the good reasons that Henri Nouwen explores. But, if circumstances prevent that, or if you would rather contribute your own funds, that’s okay too. You can also raise some and pay some. However you pay for the program, we ask that you invite a committed group of friends to support you in prayer.

What if I don’t have a community or potential financial supporters?

Don’t let this scare you!  We offer guidance and resources for you. Call us, and let’s talk it through.

What if I have a student loan?

Typically, student loan payments begin in December and can be paid out of your part-time salary.

What else do I get for the investment?

You get a chance to start your career in one of the most influential and yet expensive cities in America.  You get a network of disciplers, professional mentors, and community leaders who care deeply for you and will help you to Start Well in your career and all aspects of your life. You get a vibrant intergenerational church with a strong presence in the local community, rich liturgical worship services, and leaders who invest in you.  You get a better understanding of how God has wired you for relationship, work, worship, and service. You also get a community of friends with whom to live life.  When the fellows year is over, you’ll be rooted in a continuing community.

Do I need a car?

Yes. While limited public transportation is available, a car will be necessary to efficiently commute between your home, internship, and church.

Will you help me find an internship?

Yes, we will find an internship for you. We will strive to find the best possible fit for your qualifications and career goals.

Is the internship guarenteed to be paid?

Yes, all internships are paid.

Where have recent fellows interned?

A wide variety of companies and organizations:

Center for Public Justice

Council for Christian Colleges and Universities

The C.S. Lewis Institute

The Falls Church Anglican Youth Ministry

Food For the Hungry 

FP1 Strategies (campaign consultants)

Foundation Insurance 

Greenberg Traurig LLC (law firm)

Human Trafficking Institute

Keel Point (financial advisors)

Next Tier Concepts (national security consultants) 

Philanthropy Roundtable

Pinkston (PR firm)

Plus Communications (digital firm)

Red Edge (digital firm)

Representative Aderholt

Senator Ben Sasse

Senator Jim Inhofe

Senator Steve Daines

Stand Together (non-profit)

Sustainable Building Partners (building consultants)

The Telos Group (non-profit)

Values Partnerships (marketing firm)

Do I need to find/pay for my own lodging?

No, we will place with a host family who you will stay with free of charge for the duration of the program.

What college majors are preferred?

We welcome all college majors! Past fellows have majored in:

Biology

Business Analytics

Business

Computer Science

Criminology

Economics

Exercise Sports & Science

Foreign Affairs

International Business

Mathematics

Mechanical Engineering

Philosophy

Political Science

Public Policy

Public Relations

Psychology

Religious Studies

Who can I reach out to with more questions?

Email us any time at [email protected]