A Christian leadership program for college grads

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Nine-month program, weekly meetings




Housing with a host family, reading materials, meals, monthly sessions, all retreats

Through deep spiritual formation, theological study, community service, and city engagement, Fellows discover what it means to live a seamless, integrated life of faith.

During these nine months, Fellows live with host families, work in part-time, paid work placements, and gather regularly for times of fellowship, formation, class, service, and worship. Fellows also participate in a number of retreats and conferences throughout the program.

  • Begins September 6, 2023
  • Financial aid is available for all prospective fellows. (If you are interested in contributing to the scholarship fund, you can do so here).

The Chattanooga Fellows is a nine-month Christian leadership program that equips recent college grads to faithfully find their vocation, commit to community, explore their faith, and practice civic responsibility.

Not sure what God wants you to do with your life?

  • Unclear on how your faith affects your work?
  • Confused about what it looks like to follow Jesus post-college?
  • Unsure about how to engage the culture around you?

Through deep spiritual formation, theological study, community service, and city engagement, Fellows discover what it means to live a seamless, integrated life of faith.

Deepen your Faith

Drawing from biblical principles and Christians authors old and new, Chattanooga Fellows provides participants with a rich theological vision for life and work. It fosters a commitment to consider how the gospel impacts every area of life, featuring:

  • Two seminar-level classes to help you cultivate a holistic Christian worldview (recent classes include: Old and New Testament Survey, Faith/Work/Identity, and Theistic Dynamics in Human Rights)
  • Weekly worship in a local church (either New City Fellowship or North Shore Fellowship)
  • Pastoral care and mentorship throughout the program
  • A robust curriculum of various theological texts

Commit to Community

Through shared experiences, deep conversations, and intentional life-on-life connection, Fellows will learn what it means to forge meaningful, lasting community.

  • See the gospel lived out at home by living with a host family
  • Weekly community dinner together every Monday in the homes of families from participating churches
  • Community-based learning to process everyday life and work in the city
  • Group discussions and collaborative learning
  • Relationships with instructors, mentors, and speakers

Find your Vocation

Within the context of community, Chattanooga Fellows provides participants with wide array of resources and experiences to help them discover how God has uniquely wired them and what vocations they’re best suited for.

  • Develop professionally through a part-time, paid job placement
  • Discover your calling through workshops and assessments
  • Weekly meetings with local Chattanooga leaders in business, law, medicine, art, and other areas of influence

Practice Civic Responsibility

Throughout the year, Fellows explore what it means for Christians to “seek the peace and prosperity” of the cities we live in.

  • Weekly meetings with local nonprofits and civic organizations to learn about issues in the community
  • Conferences and lectures that will challenge Fellows in what it means to be involved in the needs of their city
  • Weekly volunteer service at a local organization
  • End of year assignment on what it means to follow the Lord in the places and contexts they’ll be called to work, serve, and live

application process


Completing our application form is the first step.

Submit Recs

You must submit both a professional and pastoral recommendation.


The admissions committee will review your application and reach out for an interview.


Decisions will be communicated within about four weeks of application submission.

“Faith Co-op has helped me integrate my vocation and beliefs through formative teaching, community, and events that keep a recurring pulse on these topics.”

chattanooga Fellows participant

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