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 in 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.

  • 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, N.T. Wright, John Stott, Abraham Kuyper, Tim Keller and others.

  • One meeting each week (two hours for group discussion); one Saturday each month (in-depth training and group outings); one retreat each quarter (three weekends to focus on personal reflection and spiritual formation).

  • Monthly meeting with your New City mentor.

What is the cost?

  • Tuition for NCF is $2,400, but early applicants who are accepted will be awarded a $100 discount off of gross tuition. (Early application cutoff is the last day of February.) This tuition covers all program expenses including curriculum and reading materials, group outings, and weekend retreats.

  • Partial scholarships are available.

How are applicants selected?

  • The normal application period opens March 1st and closes April 19th for the upcoming year. Early applications may be submitted before March 1st for 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