The Fellows program is a nine-month Christian leadership development training program and internship for recent college graduates.
Each year a Fellows class consists of four to 12 outstanding graduates who are proven leaders, motivated students, and dedicated Christians who desire to grow spiritually, increase their knowledge of Scripture, gain career experience, serve others for Christ, and be part of a strong Christian fellowship.
- Fellows Staff
- Fellows Committee
- Fellows Testimonials
- Fellows Blog (2009-2010)
- Fellows Blog (2012-2013)
- Fellows FAQs
Components of the Fellows Program
- Seminary Level Classes are taught by Scholar-in Residence John Hodges and Assistant Pastor Mitchell Moore. Hodges’ class, held on Friday afternoons, focuses on the intersection of Christianity and culture, and draws on texts by authors such as G.K. Chesterton, Richard Weaver, and Roger Scruton. Friday morning’s class, led by Moore, provides an overview of the Bible, including discussions of its historical context and accurate methods of interpretation. While Scripture is the core text, the class also utilizes supplementary articles to reinforce course concepts.
- Paid Internships, which are arranged by the work placement committee in accordance with a student's interests, take place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
- Friday Morning Seminars are presented by Christian community leaders who share their personal testimonies and workplace experiences. Seminars take place before classes on Friday.
- Dinner and Roundtable Discussions are hosted by various church members every Monday night. This is not only a time for fellowship together, but an opportunity for Fellows to interact with different leaders within the church, as they engage students in discussions on relevant topics, such as evangelism and financial stewardship.
- Career Assessment and Counseling, led by the Christian Psychological Center, help the Fellows clarify their goals and plans for the future.
- A Mentor from 2PC spends time with each Fellow consistently throughout the program.
- A Volunteer Ministry within 2PC, or one of the many ministries or organizations supported by 2PC, gives each Fellow an opportunity to serve others weekly.
- Retreats, including one in the fall, where Fellows programs from around the nation meet together in Virginia to study and discuss a particular topic. The theme of this year’s retreat was Biblical justice. A similar retreat occurs in the spring, when all the Fellows programs meet together in Washington DC. Also in the spring, the Memphis Fellows participate in a trip to New York City. While considering the question of how Christians should respond to modern culture, including this generation’s artistic work, students spend 3-4 days visiting museums, attending a play, and sightseeing.
- Host Families from the church provide free room and board for every Fellow, even if the Fellow is from Memphis.
- The tuition for the 2PC Fellows Program is $5500.
- The tuition may be paid by the Fellow or may be raised in the same way support is raised for a mission trip.
- Upon request each Fellow receives a fundraising packet after their acceptance into the program.
- Tuition is due on or before September 1.
Dates for the Class of 2012-2013
- The Fellows arrive on Wednesday September 12, 2012.
- The Fellows class graduates on Saturday, May 11, 2013.
We are now taking applications!
Deadline to submit applications is February 1, 2013.
For more information, email us at email@example.com
For further information about the concept of Fellows, visit www.thefellowsinitiative.com