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What We're All About

Wesley Fellows seeks to invest in a new generation of Christian leaders for the church workforce and world. In order to accomplish this vision, the Wesley Fellows program will provide the following:

Professional and Leadership Development
Fellows grow personally and professionally as they gain meaningful, paid work experience with a local employer in an occupation related to their field of interest. Fellows engage in a customizable, experiential professional and leadership development curriculum designed to unlock their gifts and strengths for transformative leadership.

 

A Community-Oriented Environment
Fellows learn by living in a host home and connecting with the Floris UMC  what community means in their lives and in God’s kingdom.

Discipleship and Mentoring
Fellows engage in Bible study, prayer, experiential learning, and personal mentoring. 

Service Opportunities
Fellows select one of many service opportunities at Floris UMC in which they can invest during their experience and practice their leadership skills.

Networking Opportunities
Fellows engage business and community leaders across various sectors of society, building a strong professional network in the fundamental stages of their career.

 


Week-At-A-Glance

Though the fellows' schedule varies slightly on a weekly basis to include retreats, conferences, service opportunities and other events, fellows can expect the following schedule to represent a typical week:

Monday

Morning/Afternoon - Time available for service opportunities 

Evening - Small Group Study


Tuesday-Thursday

Morning/Afternoon - Work in place of employment

Wednesday Evening - Weekly Gatherings (meal and reflection with the fellows class)

 

Friday

Leadership and Professional Development Seminars

Time available for service opportunities

*Schedule may also include travel for weekend events or community service opportunities


Saturday

Sabbath Rest

Time available for service opportunities

*Schedule may also include travel or other activities


Sunday

Morning - Worship at Floris UMC

Time available for service opportunities


Digging Deeper

Education is a core component of the Wesley Fellows program, but education does not only happen within the classroom. Through the guidance of mentors, employers and other leaders, fellows will gain an understanding of the world around them that allows them to apply their faith to everything they do.

In addition, fellows will engage in weekly seminar opportunities, learning about topics ranging from Christian theology to professional development. These experiences provide space for exploration of challenging and provocative theological and social issues, enhancing the fellows' experiences in the workplace and classroom greatly during their year as Wesley Fellows.


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