The Theological Horizons Fellows Programs support 20 students as they wrestle through concepts of Calling through Constraints and Commitments, reflecting Theological Horizons’ commitment to discover Christ at the intersection of faith, thought, and life. Fellows are selected through a competitive application process and, except for the Perkins Fellows, must be Fourth Years who will soon transition from college. Each Fellow is placed into one of three cohorts with a particular vocational focus:
Horizons Fellows: Vocational Discernment through Intensive Relational Discipleship
Ten Horizons Fellows explore vocational discernment through intensive relational discipleship, guided by Mentors from varied careers, with a focus on developing a theologically rich understanding of personal calling to be pursued in all arenas of work and life.
Through a fall retreat, monthly discussions as a cohort of Fellows, individual meetings with Mentors and the Program Director, and large group lectures and workshops, we guide them to sense the horizon where the limitless sky and the concrete earth meet.
Perkins Fellows: Vocational Discernment through Community Engagement
Five Perkins Fellows explore vocation through weekly community engagement. Named after the great Christian community development leader John M. Perkins, this program builds bridges between the University and the community through mutually-beneficial service-learning partnerships. Perkins Fellows are placed with a community partner to connect their learning through service and theological reflection. Fellows receive mentoring and training in cross-cultural engagement and community development, with an eye towards vocational discernment in these fields of work.
Vintage Fellows: Vocational Discernment through Campus Ministry
Five Vintage Fellows explore vocational discernment through leadership in the campus ministry of Theological Horizons at the University of Virginia mentored by Ministry Mentors. They focus on studies of “Vintage” Christian authors, developing daily spiritual practices and taking leadership of Theological Horizons ministry activities. Just as the ancient fathers and mothers of the faith poured significant energy into living with and caring for fellow faithful believers, Vintage Fellows reach out in concern for the students around them as a part of their explorations of Christian ministry.
Participation in the Fellows is by application each spring. This year's deadline is April 1, 2016.
To learn more, join us for an info session on Wednesday, March 30th at Common Grounds (480 Rugby) at 8pm & email Christy Yates at firstname.lastname@example.org