Brazos Fellows seeks to prepare women and men for lives of mature Christian discipleship.
Launching in August 2018 as a partnership between Christ Church Waco and Paul and Paige Gutacker, the program serves recent college graduates and others who are considering future work in the academy, the church, or other areas of ministry and service (lay or ordained) and who desire to be formed through:
1. THEOLOGICAL TRAINING
Cultivating Deep Theological Reflection
Through a variety of educational experiences – a course of study, guided learning, guest lectures, and four retreats – fellows gain a theological framework for their future work, study, and ministry.
2. SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES
Incorporating Vital Christian Practices
Fellows commit to a Rule of Life and participate individually and communally in ancient Christian practices. Together these disciplines aim at personal and communal growth in Christ-likeness.
3. VOCATIONAL DISCERNMENT
Preparing for Your Unique Calling
Through prayer, mentoring, and professional coaching, fellows will grow in awareness of their strengths, personality, and unique design in order to discern God’s various calls on their lives.
4. LIFE TOGETHER
Participating in Shared Life
In addition to joining the life of Christ Church, fellows eat, pray, and discuss together as a cohort, all the while seeking the flourishing of transformative friendships and genuine community.
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Ultimately, Brazos Fellows hopes for its fellows to love God with their heart, soul, and mind, and to love their neighbor as themselves. Fellows’ nine months together will prepare them to step forward with confidence and a desire to follow Christ in their life and work.