Welcome to the Christ Church Fellows Program!
Our fellows program is designed for young adults who are interested in church life and being involved in the Christ Church community. Running the length of the UVa academic calendar (from August 15 – May 15), the program is an opportunity to catch one’s breath, to spend a year discerning the possibility of lay or ordained ministry, to explore the Charlottesville area and to serve others. Fellows will be asked to focus on at least two areas of the Christ Church community each semester. The program also offers an educational element, to study the foundations of the Gospel and Christian theology. By the end of the year, we hope each fellow feels refreshed, hopeful about the future, and inspired by working in our community here. If you would like further information, please contact Maddy and Sam Bush.
A Year to Serve
Christ Church Preschool
Mission and Service
The Garage: Music and Arts
A Year to Catch Your Breath
Retreats out at a nearby farm
Hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains
Mentorship with Christ Church staff
Weekly dinners with Christ Church families
A Year to Explore Charlottesville
Part time job opportunity at a local Charlottesville business
Introductions to Charlottesville organizations (New City Arts, Hill & Holler, Charlottesville SOUP, The Bridge, Monticello, The Haven, Live Arts Theater, Big Blue Door Jam)
A Year to Discern
Weekly Bible studies
Attending the Mockingbird Conference in New York City
Opportunities to travel with missions trips to Haiti or Honduras
Optional classes offered
Fundraising and Finances
Each fellow is required to write a support letter to raise $5,000 during the Fall semester.
Christ Church will provide:
Living expenses ($500/month).
A small stipend ($50/month) for meals related to ministry will also be provided.
Christ Church also pays for:
One mission trip ($1,500)
Full cost for the Spring Mockingbird Conference in NYC. (approx. $600)
Books and class materials
If you would like further information, please contact Maddy and Sam Bush.