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Please Support This Important Work


Many young adults find the church to be irrelevant, judgmental, and out-of-touch rather than a place filled with love, grace, and hope in Christ. In addition, many young Christians have trouble connecting their faith in Christ with their day-to-day work and friendships.


The good news is that churches in The Fellows Initiative network are experiencing the exact opposite. In fact, many of the churches that host TFI Fellows programs report that Millennials and Gen Z are among their fastest growing age groups!


Through our commitment to Christ-centered, church-based, whole-life discipleship of recent college graduates, TFI fellows programs are a bright spot in an otherwise difficult story. TFI Fellows programs are training the emerging generation of servant leaders for the church, workplace, and society. With your financial support and partnership, TFI can continue to grow and impact more churches, cities, and fellows every year.

On behalf of the staff, board, and Fellows program directors, please accept my sincere thanks for your financial support and partnership.

Your partnership enables TFI to inspire and equip young adults to take their place as leaders in the workplace, church, and society.


John W. Kyle

Executive Director

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Highlights from 2022

TFI Common Applications are back to their pre-COVID levels and trending upward. Thanks be to God for seeing us through such a challenging season! Please pray for the TFI community as we, by God’s grace, move into a new season of growth and Kingdom impact.


Here are a few highlights from the Fellows year


  • Growing Network. There are now 34 Fellows programs in 30 cities (both high watermarks for our network), 220 fellows this year, and more than 3,000 alumni.

  • New Program. The Roaring Fork Fellows launched its first class this fall in Colorado, a joint venture of Grace Church in Basalt and Mountain View Church in Glenwood Springs.

  • Training More Churches. Twice each year, we offer a 2-day training event called TFI Come & See for leaders thinking about starting new Fellows programs. In 2022, we trained 18 people from 6 churches. Our New Director Training program has also had a busy year. It is an intensive, detailed program that incorporates best practices from Fellows programs around the country.

  • TFI Common Application. The TFI Common Application allows people to apply to three programs at no cost. As I write this, we are roughly 30% ahead of last year’s application numbers!

  • Exciting New Curriculum Project. Thanks to a generous grant from the Second Presbyterian Foundation of Memphis, we have been developing new teaching materials for current and new Fellows programs. We are roughly half-way through this project. The result will be a complete graduate course for Fellows as well as a comprehensive curriculum for Roundtable, the weekly gathering of fellows.

Looking Forward


The Lord has richly blessed The Fellows Initiative for many years. We are confident that he will continue to bless and grow this work, even if our growth is a bit slower during the pandemic.


Here are a few things we are working toward

  • New Fellows Programs! Four new TFI Fellows programs are launching in the fall of 2023:

  • Campus Recruitment. Reaching college seniors is a challenge for every local Fellows program. Our goal is to fill every TFI Fellows class. To do this, wee are expanding our recruiting efforts with more campus visits, webinars, and partnerships with national organizations such as the Consortium of Christian Study Centers.

  • Our Conference Program. In response to requests from Fellows program directors, we have consolidated our Micah 6:8 and National Fellows Conferences into a single annual event. This helps with travel costs while still providing a great event. In November 2022, we had our first consolidated conference featuring Dr. Luke Bobo of Arrabon and Eric Ha of International Justice Mission as keynote speakers.

  • TFI Directors Summit. Every June, the TFI leaders gather for a time of training and fellowship. This event is a wonderful time for the leaders to encourage and serve one another.

  • Completion of the Curriculum Project. Thanks to the generosity of the Second Presbyterian Foundation, we have received a second year of support for this project. It will enable us to complete this strategic investment for our network.

Thank you!

We are so pleased to see the growth God has brought to TFI in recent years. With your partnership, we are excited about all He will do this year. Together, we are working to reverse the trend of church abandonment among young adults while equipping them for lives of servant leadership in the name of Jesus Christ. Our goal is to continue to scale this impact to more churches, cities, and young leaders.

Partner with Us!

Your partnership is key to TFI's growth to new churches in new cities and regions. Please consider making a one-time or recurring gift to support this important Kingdom ministry.

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Click on the button below to make a donation online or to set up recurring donations. You will be redirected to our donations page on GivingFuel.

Give By Mail

If giving by mail is more convenient for you, please make your check out to The Fellows Initiative. Our mailing address is:

The Fellows Initiative
8227 Old Courthouse Road, Suite 320
Vienna, VA 22182

The Fellows Initiative is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation registered as a public charity in Virginia.

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