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A Nine-Month Experience for Emerging Leaders

The 5280 Fellowship is a rigorous and selective leadership program in Denver and Boulder for full-time professionals who are committed to applying the gospel to their work. The curriculum is a mix of theology, community, cultural analysis, leadership development, and Christian spiritual formation.

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  • What will I learn?

    The curriculum shapes Fellows spiritually, intellectually, relationally, and professionally, equipping them to understand their work and calling in light of the gospel of Jesus. Fellows gain a bigger view of the gospel through reading and discussing the best classic works and contemporary voices on theology, work, and culture. Through learning from senior leaders, Fellows reflect on the city’s key issues and institutions, gaining broad exposure to many fields in order to expand their view of human flourishing. They also grow deeper in self-awareness through a tailored personal formation process and apply theology practically in a project to serve a pressing need in their organizations or communities.

    Learn more about the experience.

  • Who should apply?

    You’re asking: How can I do more meaningful, challenging work? Shouldn't my faith mean more at work than being honest and evangelizing? Who are the people who care about this city and share my faith? I have a job, but what is God’s call is on my life? What does it mean to be a Christian in this culture?

    Sound familiar? The 5280 Fellowship is for you. Take the next step to learn more.

  • What’s the time commitment?

    The 5280 Fellowship is a nine-month commitment designed for full-time professionals; the next session is September 2019-May 2020. Weekly, Fellows  read 20-30 pages and meet one evening with a small discussion cohort at a local church. Monthly, all Fellows gather together for either a Saturday morning lecture or weekend retreat (there are three retreats during the session). A limited number of absences is permitted. Fellows also meet senior leaders for informal conversations four times per year.

    A detailed calendar is available under Dates & Details.

  • What makes this program unique?

    This program is designed for those who are committed to their Christian faith and committed to their work. Uniquely, the 5280 Fellowship connects emerging leaders to senior leaders in metro Denver, is accessible for working professionals, and applies Christian theology to pressing issues in work and culture today. The long-term goal is to form a dense network of future leaders in a variety of sectors that contribute to the spiritual, social, and cultural renewal of the Front Range and broader American culture.

  • What’s your theological identity?

    The 5280 Fellowship is a program of Denver Institute for Faith & Work. The mission of DIFW is to form men and women to serve God, neighbor, and society through their work. DIFW is an educational nonprofit based in the historic Christian faith as expressed through the Nicene Creed. The 5280 Fellows curriculum and speakers will draw from a variety of Christian traditions and denominations. That said, all content will reflect an orthodox commitment to the authority of Scripture and the centrality of the gospel of Jesus Christ for all of life.

  • What’s does it cost?

    Tuition for the nine-month program is $2,500. This covers costs for all learning materials including books and readings, room and board at weekend retreats, leadership assessments, and instruction from faculty, cohort leaders, and guest speakers. More details are available in the commitment.

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