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.
The Falls Church Fellows Program is a ministry of the Falls Church Anglican, which is located on historic Route 50, just 8 miles from the U.S. Capitol. Fellows and parishioners of The Falls Church Anglican are called to be salt to the neighborhood and to Washington, D.C., where many in the parish work. Program leaders and the church community pray for and guide the Fellows along the way.
Fellows Preview Opportunities
Are you a senior in college who is starting to consider your plans for after graduation? The Falls Church Fellows Program invites you to join us for an informational session to learn more about how to start your post-graduate journey well.
The Falls Church Fellows program equips recent college graduates to live seamless lives of faith in all areas: family, vocation, community, discipleship and service, for the sake of others and the glory of God. On the call, you’ll hear from our director, Marci Nelson, along with two Falls Church Fellows alumni. There will be time for Q&A. We hope you can join us!
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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!
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.
Falls Church fellows work three days a week in a part-time, paid work placement. Whether you know exactly what you want to do or are still figuring it out, this position helps you gain valuable real-world experience while learning what you want to pursue. You will also learn how your faith informs your work, no matter what it is.
As with any job in the marketplace, your work placement is a mutual selection process. Our committee has relationships with employers that love hiring fellows, and we are always looking to add new work placement sponsors. We do our best to match you with work placements related to your area of study or desired career path.
On Mondays and Fridays you’ll participate in courses and seminars to learn more about God, yourself, your calling, and about working with excellence. You’ll also have mentors and a broad network of leaders who speak into your life during your fellows year, and in the future. Falls Church Fellows Program alumni live, work, and worship in cities across the U.S. and in countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa.
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 it 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 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.