A distance learning program for exploring the spiritual, public and missional dimensions of the Christian life, the Newbigin Fellowship is for anyone who desires supportive peer relationships, tools for rekindling their theological imagination, and a more expansive ministry of Christian spirituality and ministry. There is one curriculum with 3 tracks—laity, academic (for seminary credit) and clergy. Participants have the option of advanced standing at one of our partnership seminaries (Austin Presbyterian, Fuller, Pittsburgh, Western/Holland).
The fellowship year revolves around three key themes:
1. Fall: The Way of Jesus | Spiritual Theology
Develop spiritual and theological wisdom for life with God, focusing on all of life as time- and place-bound in order to shape the ways we approach telling our stories, reading Scripture, and building a life of prayer and contemplative practices.
2. Winter: The Call to Peace | Public Theology
Explore Christianity as a public faith that prioritizes the common good – with an interdisciplinary approach drawing on history, politics, and science, as well as religion – to understand and address common obstacles to human flourishing.
3. Spring: The Work of Justice | Missional Theology
Reimagine the work of Christian communities in a changing culture, focusing on the call to embrace the breathtaking diversity of lived experiences across the world – and in our local contexts – by bearing witness to a gospel of grace and justice.
Distance Learning, from Anywhere in the World
Thanks to our decade-long experience in distance learning, you can do the fellowship from anywhere in the world. The core program is completely virtual for the next year, with optional face-to-face regional and cohort gatherings where possible.
Apply by July 31
Learn more at: https://newbiginhouse.org/fellows
Newbigin House is an ecumenical center for theological education and spiritual formation based in San Francisco. By training and mentoring a new generation of missional leaders, in partnership with churches and seminaries, we are committed to renewing a vision for Christian ministry in a rapidly changing world. Our staff along with senior and teaching fellows bring rich experience in church and non-profit work, social justice ministry, vocational discipleship, counseling and pastoral care.