It’s a full-immersion year, loaded with intentional learning opportunities and practical hands-on experience in family living, discipling youth, and working in the marketplace.
Falls Church Fellows work three days a week in a part-time, paid work placement. Whether you know exactly what you want to do, or are still figuring it out, this position helps you gain valuable real world experience while learning what you want to pursue. You will also learn how your faith informs your work, no matter what it is.
As with any job in the marketplace your work placement is a mutual selection process. Our committee has relationships with employers that have love hiring Fellows, and we are always looking to add new work placements sponsors. We do our best to match you with work placements related to your area of study or desired career path.
On Monday’s and Fridays you’ll participate in courses and seminars to learn more about God, yourself, your calling, and about working with excellence. You’ll also have mentors and a broad network of leaders who speak into your life during your fellows year, and in the future. Falls Church Fellows Program alumni live, work, and worship in cities across the US and in countries in Europe, Asia and Africa.
The Fellows have the unique opportunity to experience the dynamic aspects of the program within the historic context of our Nation’s Capital. Washington D.C. is not only an exciting place to live and explore during the Fellows year, but for centuries has been an important part of the life of The Falls Church. When the church was founded in 1732, George Washington and George Mason each served as vestrymen ahead of their founding the United States, and ever since, the church has served at the important juncture between the life of Washington and life of the local church.
The City of Falls Church, which was named for the Parish, and our current church building are located just a few minutes outside Washington D.C. on the historic Route 50, which leads directly past the White House to the Capitol Building. The weekly activities involved in the program encourage Fellows to immerse themselves in both the life and culture of Washington D.C., as well as that of the Falls Church community.
Additionally, as a Fellow you will hear from influential Christian leaders and thinkers who are seeking to live out their faith in a comprehensive and meaningful way. Being in such close proximity to Washington D.C., this often includes connecting with leaders in Congress, State Department dignitaries, White House staff members, Federal Prosecutors, presidents of non-profits, businessmen and women, and many others. Spending nine months working, learning, and exploring in one of America’s cultural and political epicenters will provide an unparalleled opportunity to test and understand your faith in this unique location. We hope you’ll come join us as you seek to learn what it means to start well in all spheres of your life.