The Ministry Fellowship
A nine-month learning experience that offers theological formation for exploring the spiritual, public, and missional dimensions of Christian witness.
We want to see wise leaders bringing the rich resources of the Christian tradition to bear on the most vexing questions and fecund opportunities for spiritual life in the way of Jesus today. Because the work of theology requires engagement with ongoing cultural developments…
We strive to foster relational networks of spiritual leaders who share a vision of the common good;
reimagine theological education embedded in local contexts;
and explore the personal as well as public implications of the Christian faith.
The Ministry Fellowship is for those who are looking for sustaining peer relationships, continuing theological education, and a more expansive vision of Christian ministry and human flourishing.
Who is the fellowship for? For ministry leaders with 3-10 years of ministry experience. Current seminary students may qualify if they have the requisite ministry experience. For those at an earlier stage of vocational ministry discernment, we recommend our pre-seminary program, The Newbigin Year.
Do I need to move to San Francisco? Thanks to our innovative use of online educational technology, you can do the fellowship from anywhere in the world. Participants are required to make two 3-day trips to San Francisco and one 4-day trip to Cambridge, England (funding for travel expenses provided).
What is the time commitment? Learning activities involve varying lengths of time for different individuals, depending on their learning styles. On average, participants should plan to spend 3-5 hours reading + 2-3 hours in reflection/discussion each week. The total time commitment is approximately 5-8 hours per week in addition to the three on-site, face-to-face gatherings over the course of the year.
Can I get academic credit? It is possible to do the work of the fellowship for advanced standing with credit at one of our partner seminaries (Fuller, Pittsburgh, and Western). Please contact the director of academic programs for more info.