A Year of Discernment
A program designed to help you discover more about yourself, the city, and your sense of call. Try seminary course work with us, get advanced standing if you decide to continue on to a master’s degree program.
Participants desiring seminary credit go through the Academic Track of the Newbigin Fellows program. They will share the core curriculum of the fellowship but have additional study components enabling them to receive twelve credits of graduate level study. Students will have the benefit of participating in the larger fellows community while also enjoying a smaller cohort experience.
Thanks to our innovative use of online educational technology, you can do the fellowship from anywhere in the world. There are optional face-to-face intensives over the course of the year.
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 + 1-3 hours in reflection/discussion each week. For seminary credit, students should plan on an additional 12-14 hours per week of formal assignments.
Students who complete the Newbigin Fellowship – Academic Track may apply for advanced standing at the following partner seminaries:
- Austin Theological Seminary (TX)
- Fuller Theological Seminary (CA)
- Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (PA)
- Western Theological Seminary (MI)
Upon satisfactory review of student portfolios by the partner seminaries, students will receive advanced standing with credit toward an M.Div. or M.A. program.
Students who wish to take the courses as a standalone program will receive a Certificate in Public Theology upon completion of the Newbigin Fellowship – Academic Track. The certificate program is especially well-suited for non-ordained church leadership positions.
Our students have continued to masters and PhD programs at seminaries like Fuller, Luther, Pittsburgh, Princeton, Wesley, and Western (Michigan).
The Academic Track of the Newbigin Fellowship is comprised of three courses (3 units each). Total tuition for the year is $2700 ($300/credit).
Financial aid is available and there is a place on the application form for indicating need.
To apply, complete the application for The Newbigin Fellowship and select the “Academic Track.”
– Early Deadline: June 15
– Regular Deadline: July 15