Commitment

Fellowship Gatherings

The 5280 Fellowship is designed to fit the lives of full-time working professionals. However, the time commitment is significant. The nine-month Fellowship experience includes weekly, monthly, and quarterly rhythms. Fellows are expected to attend all Fellowship events; however, accommodations can be made in consultation with the Director.

Weekly

  • Read 20-30 pages from classic works and contemporary thinkers;
  • Meet for an hour and a half with a small cohort at a local church*; and
  • Discuss the assigned reading, personal and professional development, and spiritual disciplines in cohort sessions.

Monthly

Gather for a Saturday teaching session one weekend per month or a weekend retreat.

  • Saturday Session
    • 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Denver-Boulder area
    • In-depth teaching by 5280 Fellowship staff and/or city leaders
  • Retreats
    • Longer periods of uninterrupted time for personal formation
    • Overview and practice of spiritual disciplines
    • Connect with other Fellows

Quarterly

Fellows will attend four (out of 12) “Community and Culture” gatherings to interact with city leaders from across the metro area (one per quarter). These take place in the early evening on location at the senior leader’s place of work, allowing for a show-and-tell style of learning.

*–Candidates can indicate a preferred meeting night and geographic location when applying for the Fellowship. We make every effort to accommodate applicants’ schedules.