Applications Accepted March 1–April 30, 2019

Thank you for your interest in apply for the 5280 Fellowship. Applications are accepted each spring. Complete the form at the bottom of this page to receive a reminder when applications open. In the meantime, please carefully review the information on this page before you apply.

Applicant Criteria

All applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for the Fellowship:

  • Employed full-time in the Denver-Boulder metro area;
  • At least two years out of college;
  • Actively engaged in a local church; and
  • Submit to letters of reference.

The selection committee will offer admission based on:

  • Demonstration of a genuine Christian faith;
  • Ability to contribute to a diverse cohort from a variety of professional and ethnic backgrounds; and
  • Demonstration of a humble, teachable heart and an ability to form meaningful relationships with other Fellows.

In addition to the criteria described above, please review the Commitment to the program for the proscribed nine-month period, including the schedule and key dates of Fellowship activities. Get answers to common questions in the FAQ section.

Preparing Your Application

Applicants must also provide two references; these will be sent to you upon completion of your application. Please note that the 2019-2020 application may require new or different information if you have completed earlier applications. If you have previously applied to the 5280 Fellowship, contact Brian Gray to inquire about any application differences or supplements.


Applications for the 2020 class of the 5280 Fellows will open March 1, 2019. Sign up to receive an email notification when applications open.