Walking together. Following Christ.
Transforming lives by embedding discipleship as a lifelong value
experienced in meaningful relationships.
At Gordon-Conwell, the Discipleship Experience provides one of the richest ways to integrate your theological education with your own journey with Christ. We desire to foster healthy vulnerability, where faculty, local pastors, and students feel mutually known as they share a common pursuit for a transformed life with Christ.
“The Discipleship Experience provided me a place to be known, and a framework for discipleship.” – Michael
“To me, discipleship has meant receiving the gift of the spiritual friendship of a wise, fun, Christ-loving woman of God and seasoned saint. Discipleship has meant allowing God to shape me and to see that it is God who molds us as we journey together.” – Shannon
“As a result of Dr. Kim’s commitment to journeying with me, I have come to think that perhaps a more fundamental part of discipleship is walking alongside someone in the love of Christ regardless of their successes or failures. My own view of discipleship, then, has evolved.” – Myron
The Discipleship Experience Scholarship is a two-year fellows program where students experience discipleship in meaningful relationships, both as a disciple and a discipler. In your first year, you will be paired with a faculty member or local pastor and placed in a small discipleship cohort of 2-3 students. In your second year, you will seek out discipling relationships within a local church or parachurch ministry while maintaining supporting connections with your original cohort.
Both incoming and returning students who are intending to study at Gordon-Conwell in the two following academic years are eligible to apply. The application process will involve filling out an initial online form, which indicates a student’s top three choices from a list of available disciplers. You are encouraged to make prior connections with potential disciplers before applying. Click here to Meet the Disciplers.
Applications will be available for submission in late spring 2021.
While the fellowship is only currently available to students enrolled at the South Hamilton campus, we are working towards making this fellowship available at our other campuses in the future.
Read our COVID-19 Update.
Check out our Meet the Disciplers page to get know our team of faculty and local pastors who are interested in taking on new students for discipleship this upcoming year. You can also reach out to them personally, introduce yourself, and see if they have any availability to take on new students for the upcoming year. Narrow your preferences for disciplers to your top 3 choices, and we will do our best to accommodate your preferences.
The link to the application page can be found here later this spring. Indicate your top 3 choices for disciplers on this form.
You will receive an official letter of acceptance prior to the beginning of the fall semester, which will inform you of your official discipler pairing.
Once accepted and paired, click here to sign the Discipleship Experience Covenant as your commitment to the various requirements of each fellow.
If you would like additional information, please contact us at [email protected]