The SJD Fellows Program is a three-month leadership experience with an option for an additional five months. The Fellows Program prepares you to live your Christian faith in the world. The program includes a part-time professional job in your field of interest (if necessary), theological coursework, Biblical study, mentoring, and service. All of this takes place in a community of other Fellows.

The Fellows Program will give your post-college years a strong foundation for a cohesive life of faith that seamlessly weaves together your career, personal life, and place in God's story. You'll begin to answer some of life's most important questions for yourself and learn how to think "Christianly" about work, culture, friendships and experiences.


Fellows work in jobs in the marketplace. We help you find part-time entry-level positions in your field of interest. All positions offer opportunities to learn and grow—to gain transferable skills and a network of contacts, and to serve as Christ would.

Our Fellows Program has several Youth Ministry internships available to one or two Fellows in each class. These positions offer a Fellow who is discerning a call to vocational ministry an opportunity to work in the church.

We desire to prepare and equip this generation of leaders to embrace the Church and to engage God's world in all expressions of God given work—as a lawyer, educator, doctor, banker, homemaker, artist, pastor, journalist, engineer, athlete, entrepreneur, etc. The Fellows Program will help you discern how your story fits into God's story, and begin to discern how you can participate in God's redemptive plan, through your career and all other areas of your life.


Fellows are eager to experience seamless lives of Christian faith. Fellows commit to the schedule and guidelines of their Fellows Program. Fellows commit to accountability to one another and to the leadership of the program. Fellows are teachable. Fellows are humble. Fellows serve. Some Fellows are life-long followers of Christ—some are brand new believers. Fellows graduated from public or private colleges and they have a wide variety of vocational interests. Fellows can be young adults in a time of transition. Fellows are not afraid to ask tough questions, take risks, or to step into leadership, assuming responsibility when appropriate. Fellows disciple the young and are students of the wise. Fellows love because Christ loved us.