Friday Classes

Friday morning seminars are presented by Christian community leaders who share their personal testimonies and workplace experiences with the Fellows weekly. Seminars take place before classes on Friday.

Seminary-level core classes are taught by Scholar-in Residence John Hodges and Assistant Pastor David Bowen each week.

Hodges's class, held on Friday mornings, focuses on the intersection of Christian faith and God's call for His people to work. Work is a significant part of the Creation Mandate, and as such, is central to cultural engagement. The class draws texts from authors such as G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, Richard Weaver, and Roger Scruton. These help clarify God's plan for work and encourage engagement with the cultural life of the Church and the world.

Friday afternoon's class, led by Bowen, provides an overview of the Bible, including discussions of its historical context, accurate methods of interpretation, and personal applications. Scripture is the core text, and the course provides both a plan for reading the whole Bible during the Fellows year and a framework for learning, retaining, and using it for life and ministry.


Weekly Schedule

MONDAY–thursday

  • Mondays to Thursdays are spent in a paid workplace internship.
    Fellows typically work from 8:00am-5:00pm.

  • Monday evenings are Roundtables. This time is spent building intentional and purposeful community through dinner; Roundtable discussions typically go from 6:30-9:00pm.

TUESDAY

  • Tuesday evenings are designated for time spent with host families, to provide time for connection and growth within the home. 

FRIDAY

  • On Fridays, from 8:00-9:30am, weekly seminars are presented by Christian community leaders who share their personal testimonies and workplace experiences with the Fellows. Fridays from 9:30am–12:00pm are spent in the Christian Worldview class, followed by the Bible Survey class from 1:30-4:00pm.

SATURDAY

  • Saturday is the Fellows' designated day off and a time to recharge and rest. There are some weekends where Fellows will be out of town on retreats. Those dates are given at the beginning of the year.

SUNDAY

  • On Sunday mornings Fellows attend one of our morning worship services as well as the Crossroads Sunday School Class. Crossroads is a class for young singles and married couples between 22 and 28 years old.