Courtney Allen (MDiv ’10), John Callaway (MDiv ’12), Alex Gallimore (MDiv ’12), and Matthew Johnson (MDiv ’10) have recently been named Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) Fellows. As a part of the fellowship program, they will receive support, resources and encouragement during their first year of full-time ministry.
The Fellows program has been made possible through a grant from the Religion Division of the Lilly Endowment Inc. and is being conducted in partnership with the Center for Congregational Health and Center for Teaching Churches at Mercer University’s McAfee School of Theology. Part of the program’s first cohort, they will begin gathering in the fall of 2012 for two years for continuing education events. They will also engage in conference calls four times a year and have access to local peer learning groups and professional coaching. “The CBF Fellows program is designed to create a space where ‘first call’ ministers can reflect on their calling and how to live out that calling in their congregations,” said Terry Hamrick, the Fellowship’s coordinator of missional visioning.
For more information on the Fellowships or to apply, visit http://www.thefellowship.info/fellows.
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