Are you eager to develop your leadership skills, build bridges between communities, and build a network of Christian leaders who are engaging the public square?
The Neighborly Faith Fellows Program was designed to help you do just that. It will empower you to address one of the greatest challenges in our society: the relationship between Christian evangelicals and Muslims.
This is no small challenge. Some of the most influential leaders in American Christianity today, including JD Greear (President of the Southern Baptist Convention), Greg Jao (VP, InterVarsity), Shirley Hoogstra (President, CCCU), and Rick Warren (Saddleback Church) have spent their time and resources addressing the relationship between Christians and Muslims, because they know that the health of our society depends on these two groups navigating a shared future together.
The fellows program consists of three components: coaching from evangelical and Muslim leaders over monthly virtual conference calls (during Spring 2020), an amazing retreat experience in San Diego (April 2020), and grant funding up to $1000 to launch a program on your campus that brings Christians and Muslims together (Spring or Fall 2020). The program is designed to work within your already busy schedule -- most weeks will not require more than 1-2 hours of time commitment.
Previous fellows have done amazing things, like write for Sojourners, get a full ride to Princeton, speak in all-school chapel, and get featured in Newsweek. Our fellows have gathered hundreds of Christians and Muslims together in what many campuses have called the best event of the year. Fellows are consistently impressed by the connections they make in our extensive network of leaders and scholars. This is a program to build a career on.
The application for the program is located here (LINK) and it is due 12/22. Questions can be directed to Kevin Singer, Co-Director of Neighborly Faith, at Kevin@neighborlyfaith.org.
We are seeking applicants who meet the following criteria:
A committed follower of Jesus for 2+ years
Enrolled in a US college or university in Spring & Fall 2020
Leadership experience or ambitions
Excited about championing friendships with American Muslims
Is this a residential program? No. You will participate in the program remotely/virtually, except for the retreat in San Diego in April 2020 (Dates TBA).
I'm a graduate student. Can I apply? Yes!
I'm graduating in the Spring. Can I still participate? Yes! But you will need to launch your program by the end of the Spring semester.
5 openings. Telecommuting is allowed.
About Neighborly Faith
Neighborly Faith is the premier organization in Christian higher education empowering students and their campuses to build bridges with communities of other faiths. Neighborly Faith was founded by Kevin Singer and Chris Stackaruk at Wheaton College in 2015, and has since grown to include a nationally-recognized podcast, a premier fellows program for college students, and a slate of conferences at dozens of Christian colleges over the next 3-5 years.