1. Participation and involvement in the local church.
Fellows commit to attending one of our partner churches each Sunday, submitting to its guidance and accountability, and actively participating in the life of the church. They will also be partnered with a mentor from the church they attend.
2. Paid part-time jobs in the city.
Fellows will work in part-time, professional jobs in Salt Lake City, Monday through Thursday. Jobs will average 20-30 hours per week and will be paid. Fellows will commit to following the guidelines of the employer as agreed upon through the hiring contract.
3. Theological courses each week.
Fellows will experience 2-6 hours of classes each week focusing on the growth of the holistic being, identity, calling and the integration of faith with vocation, community and creation from a Kingdom perspective. Classes will require reading, prep work and avid participation.
4. Weekly adventure excursions.
Fellows will partake in a weekly excursion with the focus of learning outside the classroom and experiencing the outdoors. Excursions will vary from wilderness treks, to city exploration, to snow-skiing.
5. Cultural and community engagement.
Fellows will spend intentional time participating in the local community and in cultural events in the city and their neighborhood. They will also commit to living into a deeply involved and loving Fellows community by sharing apartments, meals and lifestories with each other.
6. Participation in retreats and conferences.
Fellows participate in six Salt Lake Fellows retreats over the course of the 10-month program. They are to commit to learning about and building a rhythm of work, rest and retreat. Additonally, Salt Lake Fellows experience the Spring TFI conference in Washington D.C. each year.
Tuition for the Salt Lake Fellows program is $4,000 plus $400 per month for housing expenses. Tuition and housing costs cover all expenses for adventures, classes, retreats, conferences, program administration, group meals, rent, utilities, internet, etc.
The Calendar Year (2020-21)
August 20-23: Backpacking Orientation
September 3-5: Community Retreat
September 11: Classes Begin & Mentor Dinner
September 13: City Presbyterian Introduction
September 13: New Song Introduction
October 2-4: SLF Adventure Retreat
November 6-8: TFI Justice Conference
November 23-29: Thanksgiving Break
December 8: SLF Christmas Party
December 19-January 10: Christmas Break
January 15-17: SLF Leadership Retreat
March 19-21: SLF Wilderness Retreat
April 23-25: TFI Conference
May 20-23: Zion Backpacking
June 5: End of year celebration
June 6: Church Commissioning
June 7-11: Last week of Fellows
Mid-August: Backpacking Orientation - High Uinta Wilderness, UT
This retreat sets the tone for this new season of embracing community and experiencing wilderness; the kick-off for the year!
Labor Day Weekend: Community Retreat - Salt Lake City, UT
This retreat will be the initial relationship builder for the Fellows along with setting the stage for the year by providing context of the city, the guidelines for the program and their expectations.
Mid-October: Adventure Retreat - Escalante, UT
The heart of this retreat will center around adventure and enjoying and exploring the outdoors as a community.
Mid-January: Leadership Retreat - Bear Lake, UT
This retreat will focus on the personality traits and leadership qualities of each individual and will dive deeper into professional development topics like pursuing career, managing money, etc.
Mid-March: Wilderness Retreat- Southern Utah
This retreat is intentionally designed for the Fellows to “Be still and know” God through the practice of intentional isolation, silence, stillness and solitude.
Mid-May: Reflection Backpacking Trip - Utah National Parks
This retreat is specifically designed as an end of year adventure, celebration and reflection experience in one of Utah’s mighty 5 national parks.
Fri Night Family Dinner
Saturday Adventure Excursion
Sunday Night Sabbath
"WE ARE NOT CALLED BY GOD TO DO EXTRAORDINARY THINGS,
BUT TO DO ORDINARY THINGS WITH EXTRAORDINARY LOVE.”