About The Program
The Falls Church Fellows Program is a leadership and Christian formation program for recent college graduates with special emphasis on faith and vocation. Each Fellows class is prayerfully chosen to reflect the breadth of the body of Christ. Fellows are immersed in a seamless life of Christian faith which includes professional work, theological study, discipleship, family, and service. Fellows work at internships in their area of professional interest, attend seminary and weekly seminars, experience community at weekly Roundtables and in Host Family Placements, and become discipled through mentoring, engaging in the spiritual disciplines, and discipling youth in our youth ministry, along with an expansive reading list and retreats sprinkled throughout the year.
Learn More About the Many Facets of the Fellows Program
Class of 2019
The Falls Church Fellows Program has truly changed and transformed the trajectory of my life. It has taught me how to prioritize the Lord first in all things and shown me that He is both sovereign and sufficient regardless of the circumstances. On top of all of that, it also gave me friendships and memories that will last me a lifetime. I am forever grateful for my time with the Falls Church Fellows!
Class of 2018
In the creative process there is a moment when you’ve gathered all your materials, you’ve tried different designs, and yet the vision for the piece is still unclear. And then something shifts. That was Fellows for me. A bunch of random plans, passions, and gifts laid before me and the process of God giving me hope and plans for the future.
The fellows program was the beginning of random threads in my life becoming something that could resemble a tapestry. Faithful and loving community, teaching, and mentorship showed me the deep faithfulness of God and the goodness of his plans for us.
Fellows Year at a Glance 2021-22
|Move In and Opening Retreat||Sept. 6-10||Sept. 5-9||Sept. 3-7|
|Micah 6:8 National Conference||Nov.3-6||Nov. 2-5||Nov. 1-3|
|Christmas Break||Dec. 17-Jan. 2||Dec. 19-Jan. 2||Dec. 21-Jan. 4|
|Mid-Year Retreat||Jan. 3-5||Jan. 3-6||Jan. 6-9|
|Breakaway Retreat High School Youth||Feb. 17-20||Feb. 16-19||Feb. 14-17|
|Breakaway Retreat Middle School Youth||Mar. 3-5||Mar. 1-3||Feb. 28- Mar. 2|
|Holy Week||Apr. 1-9||Mar. 24-31||Apr. 12-20|
|Closing Retreat||May 30-June 1||May 28-30||May 27-29|
|Graduation Weekend||June 2-4||May 31-June 2||May 31- June 1|
Fellows Week at a Glance 2022 – 2023
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
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.
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.
Don’t let this scare you! We offer guidance and resources for you. Call us, and let’s talk it through.
Typically, student loan payments begin in December and can be paid out of your part-time salary.
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.
Yes. While limited public transportation is available, a car will be necessary to efficiently commute between your home, internship, and church.
Yes, we will find an internship for you. We will strive to find the best possible fit for your qualifications and career goals.
Yes, all internships are paid.
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)
Greenberg Traurig LLP (law firm)
Human Trafficking Institute
Keel Point (financial advisors)
Next Tier Concepts (national security consultants)
Pinkston (PR firm)
Plus Communications (digital firm)
Red Edge (digital firm)
Senator Ben Sasse
Senator Jim Inhofe
Senator Steve Daines
Stand Together (non-profit)
Sustainable Building Partners (building consultants)
The Telos Group
Values Partnerships (marketing firm)
No, we will place with a host family who you will stay with free of charge for the duration of the program.
We welcome all college majors! Past fellows have majored in:
Exercise Sports & Science
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