What is a Christian leader?
Offer yourselves as a living sacrifice… this is your spiritual worship. — Romans 12:1
Worship of God is at the heart of the Fellows Program. Worship leads to discipleship. So, every Sunday, we start our week by joining the community in worship at one of the services offered at Church of the Incarnation.
But worship is not just for Sundays. Worship is lifelong. Therefore, we begin and end every Monday through Friday with worship and prayer. We begin with Morning Prayer and end with Evening Prayer or Compline.
These services are treasures of the Anglican spiritual tradition and are prayed by Christians for centuries and around the world. They include ancient prayers, daily recitation of the Psalms, and engaging with portions of the Bible.
Yet among the mature, we impart wisdom. — 1 Corinthians 2:6
Growing in Christ is expected for our Fellows. This happens in a variety of ways. Fellows participate in Discipleship with the Fellows Chaplain (“Deep Roots” curriculum that covers the Fellows’ mission of Christian discipleship), Spiritual Formation with the Fellows Director (Bible studies on vocation and spiritual direction), Theology with the Theologian-in-Residence and other professors (Old Testament and New Testament studies, ethics, and Church history), and a Growth Group (small group bible study with other members of the church).
Fellows also participate in occasional retreats, guest seminars with Christian speakers, and field trips.
Walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself for us, an offering and sacrifice to God. — Ephesians 5:2
Fellows serve the community and serve in the church. Each Fellow volunteers in the community as part of Incarnation’s mission and outreach. This includes helping children from underprivileged backgrounds at local elementary school, mentoring youth at our after-school program, the AIDS Meal Ministry, Day of Service with our community partners, Angel Tree Christmas outreach, and the Austin Street Shelter.
Fellows also volunteer in the church in the various departments: serving at worship services every week, helping with the nursery or youth ministry, volunteering at parish-wide events, etc.
Through serving we build habits that will sustain a life of service for Christ and the Kingdom.
We are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. — Ephesians 2:10
Fellows work Tuesday to Thursday and strive to connect their faith to their work. This allows them to also reflect upon what vocation has God called them to, and how can they honor and glorify him with their gifts and skills, and be part of his mission for the World. These internships and positions serve as a laboratory for learning to live as Christ-centered leaders.
Regular career counseling and aptitude assessment help Fellows continue to discern what kind of work we were created to do.
In our work, this is our prayer: “Deliver us in our various occupations from the service of self alone, that we may do the work you give us to do in truth and beauty and for the common good” (The Book of Common Prayer).
if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us. – I John 4:12
Fellows live together in Christian community. Together Fellows build a common spiritual life of prayer, sharing each other’s burdens and learning to honestly reconcile disputes. We forge deep friendships through our life together. We also have fun together!
Fellows live in communal housing in the heart of Dallas. For more information on our great location, click here.