The Pierce Fellowship is available to select incoming and returning students who have matriculated on the South Hamilton campus, are a part of the Life Together community and demonstrate experience and ongoing commitment to small group leadership, spiritual formation, and disciple-building. Each member of the Fellowship will be mentored by Pierce Center staff and equipped in facilitating initiatives which will advance the three major priorities of the Center—habits of the heart, spiritual community, and dynamic paradigms of disciple-building.
You will receive $500 for each 3-credit, tuition-based course you take for an award of up to $3000 toward the full tuition rate. The maximum per semester is $1500. This excludes credits from the January and Summer term(s).
- Must be an incoming student recommended by the Admissions Office or a returning student in good academic standing.
- Must be matriculated on the Hamilton Campus and a part of the Life Together (in-person) community.
- Must have demonstrated experience and ongoing commitment to small group leadership, spiritual formation, and disciple-building.
- Must submit an application form and secure two recommendations. Existing Gordon-Conwell students must submit one recommendation from a ministry-related colleague from a past or present ministry involvement and the other from a Gordon-Conwell faculty, staff member or seminary peer. Incoming students must submit one recommendation from a ministry-related colleague from a past or present ministry involvement and the other from someone who has experienced his/her discipling ministry.
- Applies to all degree programs except D.Min. and Th.M.
- Applications are NOT rolling and are accepted according to the campus deadlines and applied at the fall semester of each year.
- Each member of the fellowship will be asked to fulfill the terms of the Pierce Fellowship Covenant (to be signed only upon acceptance). The major areas of student responsibility include:
- Facilitating a Soul Care Small Group of other seminarians.
- Participating in a Spiritual Formation Small Group with Pierce Center staff and 6-8 other fellowship members 5-6 times each semester.
- Participating in events hosted by the Pierce Center for the Gordon-Conwell community.
- Attending retreats and socials for fellowship members.
Please email James Hauptman, Administrative Assistant for the Pierce Center for Disciple Building, at [email protected].