Grace Fellows Program

The Grace Fellows Program is a two-year educational and ministry leadership program designed for post-baccalaureate men and women who desire to explore vocational ministry. Within a local church setting, fellows will discover and hone their spiritual gifts, develop practical ministry skills, and learn the fundamentals of biblical theology.

fellowsprogram@grace-bible.org

What's Going On
Fellows Informationals

November 3, 2019

Interested in our Fellows Program? Come to our informationals this semester! Southwood Informational Nov 3 at 12:30pm in Fellowship Hall & Anderson Informational Nov 17 at 12:30pm in Fireside Room.

Contact fellowsprogram@grace-bible.org for more information.

Four Pillars

Teach Truth

Fellows will receive classroom instruction on Scripture and Systematic Theology throughout their two years.

Form Character

Department-specific care and programmatic training provide integral Character and Spiritual Development as we prepare Fellows for a lifetime of serving Christ.

Experience Ministry

Fellows serve on the front lines of their specific ministry department and are expected to lead, teach, and help run the ministries as a whole.

Sharpen Vision

After two years we desire all Fellows to leave with a better understanding of how God has specifically gifted them for ministry and have a clearer vision for where you are going long-term.

How to Apply

Follow the instructions below to apply!

Go to apply.reliant.org/
Create an account on the Go Reliant website.
Choose the "Intern/Resident/Associate" track under Category.
Fill out all the required information and documentation.
When it asks "Please Find the Church or Ministry with Whom You're Applying to Work," choose "TX Grace Bible Church - College Station".

Apply Here

DTS Partnership

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 1 year, or 25%, by successfully completing the program. This credit is achieved through the accelerated program for specific Dallas campus applicants or the course-by-course program. During two years of the Fellows Program, a Fellow will also have the opportunity to take live DTS classes on-site.

Find Out More

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How long is the Fellows Program? 
    • The Fellows Program is a two-year program that starts in August and ends two years later in July. *Some exceptions may be granted on a case by case basis*
    • What does a typical week look like in the Grace Fellows Program? OR What will I be doing day-to-day as a Fellow?
  • Fellows Job Description:
    • Administration & Support Raising: 1-2 hours per week
    • Professional Development: 2-4 hours per week
    • Theological Development: 5-7 hours per week
    • Character and Personal Development: 3-4 hours per week
    • Department Specific Ministry*: 21-27 hrs
    • Your day-to-day experience is dependent on what area of ministry you are serving in. If you are accepted, you will be under a supervisor who will provide you with specific ministerial duties and will also oversee your spiritual and professional development
  • Who is Reliant and how are they affiliated with Grace Bible Church?
    • Reliant is an evangelical Christian mission agency who is a trusted partner with hundreds of missional churches and Gospel-centered non-profits. Reliant partners with missional churches, like Grace Bible Church, to mobilize support-based missionaries for the great commission.
    • Reliant actually employs all Fellows and “assigns” them to Grace Bible Church. We partner with Reliant because they specialize in equipping and sending church-based missionaries like our Fellows. This partnership allows Grace to focus on ministry and Reliant to serve the Fellows in aspects of employment and support team development.
  • Why do we support raise?
    • We have Fellows raise support for their ministry training for several reasons. First, we believe raising financial support is grounded in the Bible. There are countless illustrations in the New Testament of churches and individuals financially supporting the work of those called to the task of ministry. While some individuals may receive their support from a congregation, others receive their support through the generous partnership of many believers and many churches. As a Fellow, you are not only raising funds, you’re developing your ministry support team for the future! This leads to the second reason: relationships. Raising support allows the opportunity for relationships to grow and for specifically gifted people to engage in ministry to the Fellow in various ways like providing prayer, finances, and encouragement. Developing a support team is about much more than finances – it’s about helping individuals in our church and other churches participate in the joy of ministry in relationships with ministers and missionaries. Finally, support raising allows for a Fellow to grow in his or her faith, seeing and experiencing God’s provision in unique ways many have never had. While this may seem like a daunting task, we have seen over the course of the last decade that God uses support team development to grow Fellows in their trust in Christ!
  • How do we support-raise?
    • The Fellows Program, in partnership with Reliant, provides full support raising training. Every Fellow attends this training in-person so that we can provide the best face-to-face preparation possible. Our training includes developing a theology of support raising, demonstrating a biblical perspective on ministry partnership, practically setting support goals, and training vision casting skills to equip Fellows for success in developing a ministry team. Additionally, each Fellow is given personal coaching and regular communication during the support raising season. Following training, our Fellows are deputized by Reliant to raise funds for their ministry leading up to the residency start date in August. Each Fellow can expect to spend three to five months developing a ministry team and raising support depending on the number of weekly hours he or she is able to invest. All Fellows are expected to be fully funded before commencing their Residency.
  • How much do we support-raise and what does it cover?
    • Fellows raise funds for the total cost of their employment (salary, insurance, taxes, and program costs). It is Reliant’s practice to work with predetermined salaries for living in College Station and help each Fellow to establish a customized budget and a support goal that takes into consideration their individual circumstances. It is each Fellow’s responsibility to raise 100% of his or her determined goal.
    • Due to the intensity of the program, working a second job during the program is strongly discouraged, and often not permitted for most Fellows.

If you have any other questions, feel free to email fellowsprogram@grace-bible.org!

Meet the team

Grace Fellows Staff

Email Marty
Marty S.

Fellows & Global Outreach Pastor Anderson

Email Buck
Buck Anderson

Leadership Development and Operations Pastor

Email Trey
Trey Corry

Campus Pastor Southwood

Email Pat
Pat Coyle

Human Resources & Missionary Care Pastor

Email Chris
Chris M.

Ministry Strategies Pastor

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Ashley Lindig

Fellows & Global Outreach Administrator

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Austen Hornung

College Senior Fellow Creekside

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Ana Marquina

Anderson College Fellow

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Angel Gonzalez

Anderson Youth Fellow

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Ashlee Bading

Worship Fellow

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Audrey Martin

Creekside Youth Fellow

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Bailee Maresh

Communications Fellow

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Ben Clausen

Anderson College Fellow

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Bethany Flummer

Southwood Children's Fellow

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Blake Bufkin

Southwood Youth Fellow

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Cody Garcia

Youth Impact Fellow

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Connor Saye

Anderson Community Care Fellow

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Dayton Beal

Anderson College Fellow

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Dylan Crocker

Anderson College Fellow

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Elliot Matson

Communications Fellow

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Franny Hebner

Southwood Youth Fellow

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Haley Fenley

Worship Fellow

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Hannah O'Krafka

Creekside Community Care Fellow

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Ian Weber

Anderson Youth Fellow

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Jackie Rogers

Youth Impact Fellow

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Jake Maresh

Worship Fellow

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Jeremy Lee

Worship Fellow

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Jessica Gustafson

Southwood Youth Fellow

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Kailin Meyer

Anderson College Fellow

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Kase Griswold

Production Fellow

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Katie Burleson

Children's Special Needs Fellow

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Katie Coyle

Anderson Youth Fellow

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Kendall Janke

Anderson College Fellow

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Maranda Ripperger

Southwood College Fellow

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Martin Rodriguez

Youth Impact Fellow

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Matt Martin

Creekside Youth Fellow

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Matt Meyer

Anderson College Fellow

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McClaine Bauer

Global Outreach Fellow

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Nathan Vaz

Worship Fellow

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Nikki Klinglesmith

Creekside Community Care Fellow

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Sarah Knowles

Southwood College Fellow

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Scott Stuckle

Global Outreach Fellow

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Shannon Lewis

Creekside Youth Fellow

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Sidney Johnson

Anderson College Fellow

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Stacey Perron

Anderson Youth Fellow

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Thomas De La Garza

Communications Fellow

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Wes McElheney

Southwood College Fellow