Upcoming Alumni Events & Opportunities – 12/2017

New Denver Church
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
700 Bonnie Brae Boulevard, Denver, CO 80209

The 5280 Fellowship Christmas party – an evening of NO white elephant gifts and only OPTIONAL ugly Christmas sweaters. We’re bringing together our current and former Fellowship classes to connect over drinks and apps and Christmas songs (you’re welcome, Jeff).

We’ll be gathering at New Denver Church in the Bonnie Brae neighborhood – park in the back parking lot, look for the Denver Institute sign by the back door, and we’ll be in the event space immediately downstairs.

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“It Is Good”

A reflection one month into the 5280 Fellowship

I am currently going through the nine-month 5280 Fellowship, studying the intersection of work and faith.

I think a lot of people, including myself, struggle with the question of what intrinsic value our work brings to the world. As a sales professional, how can I be of value outside of just strictly driving profits to the bottom line? Is our work goal simply to make a bunch of money so we can retire and travel the globe?

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2017-2018 Class of 5280 Fellows


Founded by Denver Institute for Faith & Work, the 5280 Fellowship is a rigorous and selective formation & leadership program. The Fellowship offers emerging leaders in the Denver metro area meaningful connections to senior leaders and intensive learning in Christian theology about pressing issues in work and culture today. Our long-term vision is to cultivate a dense network of future leaders in a variety of sectors to contribute to the spiritual, social, and cultural renewal of our city. We are pleased to welcome our second class of 5280 Fellows beginning this fall!

Meet the 2017-2018 5280 Fellows

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2016-2017 Class of 5280 Fellows – Featured Professional Projects

This last year, our 27 Fellows culminated their 9-month experience with both a professional development project, and a personal development project.

Professionally, we asked them to solve one problem in their workplace, industry or community over a period of three and a half months. Personally, we asked them to create an intentional growth plan addressing a spiritual or moral issue in their lives.

We are thrilled with the work all of our Fellows are doing!

Here are a few examples of final 5280 Fellowship professional projects and their impact on the city.
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Filling Our City with Disciples

Throughout Denver and Boulder, church leaders are engaging in conversations about the integration of faith and work, and inviting young professionals to do the same – to connect Sunday to Monday. To see all of life in light of the gospel. To invite Christ into day-to-day work, no matter the sphere or industry.  

As one cohort leader from the 5280 Fellowship shared earlier this year, the The Deloitte Millennial Survey 2016 shows that today’s young professionals prioritize improving the skills of the workforce, providing services/goods that make a positive difference in people’s lives, and generating and supporting jobs. These priorities reflect a desire to build into the common good.

Hear from a couple of Denver Institute’s church partners about how these values play out for the flourishing of our area in the 5280 Fellowship:

Do you feel challenged to connect your deepening faith to the work you do? Do you know a young professional looking to dig into discussions about faith and work alongside other Christians?

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.

Learn more and invite young professionals in your network to an upcoming 5280 Fellowship info session or join our email list to stay up to date.

Applications for the 2017-2018 session are accepted through April 30, 2017.