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Fellows Program

Welcome to the Christ Church Fellows Program!

Our fellows program is designed for young adults who are interested in church life and being involved in the Christ Church community. Running the length of the UVa academic calendar (from Mid-August – Mid-May), the program is an opportunity to spend a year surrounded by the grace of God as you discern what this next chapter of life will look like. Fellows are supported by the Christ Church staff and parish as they discern the possibility of lay or ordained ministry, further education, or the transition into whatever career or interests God has given you. You will explore the Charlottesville area and serve others in the community while you focus on specific ministries at Christ Church and study the foundations of the Gospel and Christian theology. By the end of the year, we hope each fellow feels refreshed, hopeful about the future, and inspired by working in our community here. If you would like more information, please contact Fellows Program Director Josh Bascom:

A Year to Serve

Seniors Ministry
Mission and Service (soup kitchen, homeless shelters, etc.)
Jail Ministry
Hospitality and Kitchen Ministry
Music and Arts Ministry at The Garage
Christ Church Preschool
College Ministry
Children’s Ministry
Liturgical Worship Ministry
Youth Ministry
Abundant Life (an inner-city tutoring and mentoring program)
Mockingbird Ministries (

A Year to Learn

Weekly classes on literature, scripture and theology
Weekly Bible Studies
Attend the annual Mockingbird conference in New York City
One-on-one group mentorship with Christ Church staff and parishioners

A Year to Rest

Retreats at a nearby farm
Hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains
Weekly dinners with Christ Church families

A Year to Discern

Clergy support for those interested in lay or ordained ministry
Opportunities to travel with domestic and international mission trips

Fundraising and Finances

Each fellow is required to write a support letter to raise $5,000 during the Fall semester.

Christ Church will provide:

  • $600 / month for housing
  • $600 / month for living expenses
  • $50 / month discretionary fund to be used for Christ Church ministry

Christ Church also pays for:

  • All expenses paid for Parish Mountain Weekend (@$250)
  • All expenses paid for Mockingbird Spring Conference in NYC (@$600)
  • All expenses paid for a Christ Church mission trip, either domestic or to Honduras (@$1500)
  • Books and class materials
  • Option to take a seminary class at the Christian Study Center

For more details on the role of a Christ Church Fellow in the life of the church, click here.

Interested? Email Josh Bascom at


To apply for the Christ Church Fellows program, fill out an application here.