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.
- 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. See here for a full schedule of dates.
- 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, 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. 8-10, Jan 12-14, and May 4-6.
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.
- Partial scholarships and payment plans are available.
How are applicants selected?
- Applications will be accepted between March 1st and April 30th for the upcoming year.
- 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.