The Gotham Fellowship is a nine-month program, similar to an executive education program, for adults who live or work in the greater Orlando area. Our typical class comprises men and women between the ages of 25-50 working in fields including business, law, finance, education, engineering, government, non-profit, design, medicine, ministry, the arts, and more.
Gotham meets mid-September through mid-May. During these months, participants meet two hours a week to discuss the extensive (average 75-100 pages per week) reading of major texts from various eras of church history. Daily devotionals unite the group through guided scriptural and reflective readings. Individual projects challenge participants to apply concepts to their own life and work. Gotham Fellows are required to be active members of a local church.
Three evening or Saturday morning gatherings in the fall and in the spring provide in-depth training in cultural renewal and application. The cultural excursions focus on technology, finance, law, and art, each incorporating unique spiritual formation exercises. A two-night retreat in January focuses on personal reflection, worship, synthesis of concepts, and spiritual formation. For all of these experiences the two cohorts will enjoy these together.
Tuition for the Gotham Fellowship is $1600, which includes all course materials, access to the online course portal, Saturday excursions, and the winter retreat room and board. Your tuition helps to offset the program costs associated with Gotham. Limited financial aid available upon request after acceptance.
Once a Gotham Fellow, leadership in the arena of cultural renewal in and through one's local church is expected. The Gotham Fellowship is a training program with an eye towards exercising faith in the public square in addition to building the Kingdom of God wherever one may be called to serve the Body of Christ. Applicants will be expected to share with their pastoral leadership all they are experiencing, and to continue a dialogue in the direction of supporting one's church in her efforts with Gospel-centered cultural renewal.