DISCERN A CALL TO MINISTRY
The Trinity Fellows Program is a one-year intensive for people to discern a potential call to ministry and to provide intentional exposure to ministry leadership, training, and equipping in a growing, multi-congregation, urban church.
After working in college ministry for sometime, I began to explore what turn I should take with my career. During this moment of discovery, I was fortunate to meet with a pastor who introduced me to the fellows program at Trinity. It was such a formative experience for me, because it helped me to gain a new perspective into the work of the church. I was also able to learn how to grow into a healthier, more sustained minister. I started working in college ministry immediately after finishing a degree in engineering. Because of this quick change, I had never experienced the practice of reading classic theology, crafting a rule of life, or reflecting on the spiritual rhythms involved with becoming a minister. Trinity was wonderful introduction to reflecting on the personal, corporate, and professional parts of church work. I was also grateful to have opportunities in creating programs which helped parishioners grow in their own spiritual formation. My day to day work involved organizing the logistics necessary to make programs like Alpha and Pastoral Care possible. I absolutely loved my time as a fellow. The guidance and mentorship from the church staff was an experience that has deepened my love of pastoral work, and has led me to pursue a life-long career in vocational ministry.
Matt Kinnemore, 2017-18 Trinity Fellow
Trinity Fellows will focus the majority of their time in the arena of Community. They will provide leadership and support in the core areas of community life such as Alpha, Neighborhood Groups, Connecting Points, Care (workshops, seminars & mentoring), and Influence (Local and Global Outreach Partnerships). The year also provides for the philosophical and practical development of a deeper theology of community and its components, the Church’s role in building community and belonging, and a more robust understanding of how to connect a community to the activity of God where we live, work, and play. Fellows will gain in-depth experience while also being mentored by various pastoral leaders at Trinity. As fully integrated members of the Trinity staff, Fellows will be exposed to church and pastoral leadership, preaching, teaching, and pastoral care.
The program runs from June 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021.
Fellows will engage with other Trinity leaders on a regular basis including:
- Theological Education (1x per month)
- Group Mentoring Experience (2x per month)
- Group Coaching & Development (1x per month)
- Individual Mentoring (frequency and duration depends on the ministry leader)
- Staff Participation (Staff meetings, retreats, etc.)
- Spiritual formation and personal growth
Applications should be submitted no later than March 15, 2020. Trinity Fellows will work 25 hours per week, and receive a monthly stipend of $1250.
As part of your application, please have the following ready:
- A one-page professional resume listing work and volunteer experiences.
- A current photo.
- Names and email contact information for at least three references: a pastoral/spiritual reference, an employer, and a character reference.
Please direct any questions you may have to Brad Mauldin.