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6 Benefits of the 5280 Fellowship

The 5280 Fellowship is a 9-month spiritual and professional development program for emerging leaders in Denver. Within that framework, current participants and Fellowship alumni shared a wide array of ways they’ve been stretched, challenged, and encouraged through their participation in the program. Some see their work in a new light, as an area that God has given them to cultivate and create. Others appreciate the community and relationships formed during the Fellowship. And many Fellows appreciate the spiritual development and formation that accompanies the corporate and civic discussions. Continue reading 6 Benefits of the 5280 Fellowship

“God is Excited About Your Work”

Kelly Leadbetter is a 5280 Fellow in the 2017-2018 session and works as an urban planner with Felsburg Holt & Ullevig, a consulting firm that specializes in city transportation and infrastructure projects.

She spoke with Denver Institute Executive Director Jeff Haanen about her experience in the 5280 Fellowship and the program’s impact on her personal faith and daily work.

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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

DENVER INSTITUTE CELEBRATES AN EXCEPTIONAL SECOND CLASS OF 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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