If you have questions feel free to reach out to us directly, but here are answers to a few of our most common questions.
Our heart is to equip the next generation of church leaders. We’ve designed this fellowship for those seeking next-level training in the first five years after college. If you’re discerning a call to church-planting, pastoral leadership, or other ministry, you may be the right fit. We’re looking for passionate disciples of Jesus Christ, willing to take risks in mission, who will take the initiative to pursue the next level of their own formation as Christians and leaders. Our work is relational to the core, so you need to be “people smart” and always willing to get “people smarter,” while taking direction and feedback from our leadership team to help you grow.
Seminary education can be a vital foundation for ministry—but it won’t provide the same hands-on, church-rooted, formative influence that you’ll get in our missional fellows program. In fact, serving for two years with us will help you bring better questions to future seminary education if God continues to call you in that direction. Plus, seminaries love students who bring urban, cross-cultural ministry experience to their studies.
Fellows will be trained in three separate cohorts: Evangelism & Discipleship Skills, Pastoral Formation and Theological Development. (Learn more here.) These interactive learning communities integrate with your leadership on campus at one of the universities or colleges that we serve.
Cru is a global mission organization passionate about helping students know Jesus, grow in their faith, and learn to share the good news with others. Cru brings us decades of time-tested wisdom about evangelism and discipleship in the college context.
The Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) is the denomination which represents the historic, biblical Anglican faith tradition in the U.S. and Canada. We believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on a revival of word and sacrament in the power of the Holy Spirit. With historical roots in England (from which the term “Anglican” comes), today the global fellowship of churches numbers over eighty million, with most of the world’s Anglicans in the Global South (Asia, Africa, and Latin America).
We do not require fellows to consider themselves Anglican. You don’t even have to be moving toward becoming Anglican! We do require fellows to love the church of Jesus and be willing to joyfully attend and serve at an Anglican church during your time in Chicago, because fellows will be required to make one of our partner churches their home church during the two years of the program.