When does the Grace Fellows Program begin and end?
When can I apply?
How much support do I need to raise?
Can I raise money for anything else?
Will I be trained to raise support?
What happens if I don’t raise enough?
What are the different departments or ministry focuses available in the Grace Fellows Program?
What does a typical week look like in the Grace Fellows Program?
How many seminary credit hours can be earned in the Grace Fellows Program?
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It begins August 9, 2018 and ends July 31, 2020. (Some exceptions may be granted on a case by case basis.)
Applications are typically available online by early December.
Applications are accepted until February 11, 2018. We want you to know that every application will be thoroughly and prayerfully considered and our desire is that the Lord be glorified in every situation.
Grace Fellows Program participants each raise a minimum of $25,700(*) annually to cover salary, mission trip costs, and administrative and seminary fees. Support goals also change based on year in the program and whether one signs up for healthcare through Grace. For more information, please contact Shelly Blomstedt at 979-693-2911 ext 247. (*subject to change)
Yes. After 100% of your annual support has been raised, you can raise additional support for the following:
- Ministry partner correspondences (newsletters, thank you notes, postage)
- Personal computer
- Seminary expenses
- Travel for work
- Higher salary
Yes, a required training session in the Spring semester explores the biblical basis for support raising and highlights practical tools and tips. In addition to the classroom training, a staff person provides monthly coaching through the support raising process. Over the last 20 years, we have seen God provide over and over again for each participant through the support raising process. You must attend the Training Session on Monday, April 2, 2018, 6:30-9:30pm.
Grace Fellows Program participants must be fully funded to begin work on August 9th. Exceptions may be made on an individual basis.
Currently there are spots available in college, youth, children, outreach, media arts & worship, and missions.
While Grace Fellows Program participants have both a morning and afternoon class on Mondays, they spend the majority of their time in hands on ministry. Therefore, each ministry department determines a weekly schedule including staff meetings, leader meetings, Sunday services, etc.
Dallas Theological Seminary has officially recognized the Grace Fellows Program within their new Advanced Standing Program. As a result, Grace Fellows Program participants who continue on to attend Dallas Theological Seminary can reduce the length of their degree by up to 24 hours (or 25% of a degree) by successfully completing the program over 2 years. Find out more at http://www.grace-bible.org/serve/grace-fellows-program/dts-partnership.