Program Details & Commitment

Why apply to New City Fellows?

  • Develop solid theological foundations from quality teaching and prominent guest lecturers, as well as readings and group discussion.

  • Build relationships with peers and reflect on real-life experiences of living and working in Raleigh.

  • Build relationships with and learn from Christians who are leaders in their fields and the local church.

  • Cultivate spiritual disciplines and Biblical reflection through guided daily devotionals.

  • Learn how to effectively engage and impact local culture.

Who can participate?

  • Applicants should be between the ages of 24-39 with at least two years of professional working experience.

  • We expect applicants to be active members of their church and in good standing. We accept applications from members of any church in Raleigh or the Triangle.

  • Each class typically includes 12 men and 12 women from a broad range of professional backgrounds, including law, finance, technology, education, government, medicine, real estate and the arts.

What is the commitment?

  • New City Fellows is a nine-month program that begins in early September and ends in late May.

  • Extensive reading (50-100pp/week) from church history and theology plus guided daily devotionals. Authors include St. Augustine, Martin Luther, John Calvin, C.S. Lewis, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, John Stott, N.T. Wright, Abraham Kuyper, Tim Keller and others.

  • One meeting each week (two hours for group discussion).

  • First or second Saturday each month (industry/vocation-focus days).

  • Monthly meeting with your New City mentor.

  • One retreat each quarter (three weekends to focus on personal reflection and spiritual formation): Sept. 7-9, Jan 11-13, and May 3-5.

What is the cost?

  • Tuition for NCF is $2,400. This covers all program expenses including curriculum and reading materials, group outings, and weekend retreats.

  • Early application discounts, partial scholarships, and payment plans are available.

How are applicants selected?

  • Applications will be accepted between March 1st and April 19th for the upcoming year. Early application period is also available before March 1st, with a discount in tuition if accepted.

  • Fellows will be selected by an admissions committee on the basis of
    1) commitment to the Gospel and ongoing renewal of our city;
    2) spiritual maturity; and
    3) ability to fulfill their commitment to the NCF program.

Work is, or it should be, the full expression of the worker’s faculties, the thing in which he finds spiritual, mental, and bodily satisfaction, and the medium in which he offers himself to God.
— Dorothy Sayers