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A Whole New Crew

Updated: Sep 21, 2023

By John Kyle

A few days ago, we welcomed the 17th class of Capital Fellows to the Washington DC area! This group of recent university graduates has come to explore the next phase of life, to learn and grow, and to serve alongside one another.

A Fellows program is an incredible opportunity for a young person to establish themselves in some of the things that really matter - deep faith in Christ, sense of purpose, life together, servant leadership. They have come not for a "gap" year but for an investment year. The Capital Fellows program is a very intentional step out of college into the next phase of life, with its challenges and responsibilities, all while surrounded by guides and mentors.

Each week, you will have the opportunity to hear from the fellows themselves. They are the main writers of this blog. They will be sharing some of what they are learning and other experiences in the program. Our hope is that this blog encourages, inspires, and maybe even amuses you along the way. I encourage you to read along as they share their journey with you. You can sign up below to receive this blog by email.

Please join me in welcoming the Capital Fellows Class of 2024!

Front: Megan Wu, Joyce Benjamin, Brigette Nelson, Corinne McCaw, Hannah Puckett

Middle: Spencer Burress, Judah Dorsey, Catherine Cross, Caroline Rice, Eliza Krodel, Grace Gilbert

Back: Carter Smith, Jack Woods, Josh Kapusinski, Jacob Walker


Know a Potential Capital Fellow?

If you know a college senior or recent graduate that should consider joining the Capital Fellows program in 2024-25, please encourage them to get in touch with us. The easiest way to express interest in the program is our Contact Us Form. You can learn more about the program, including application deadlines, by visiting the Capital Fellows website.

About Capital Fellows. Capital Fellows is an advanced leadership and discipleship program for recent college graduates. Through graduate courses, a paid internship, one-on-one mentoring and many leadership and community service opportunities, fellows develop and apply their gifts in real-world situations while learning to integrate a Christian worldview into all areas of life. Capital Fellows is a unique opportunity to live and work in the Washington DC area and to be an active member of a supportive community that seeks to serve the city with the love of Christ. It is also a unique opportunity to get hands-on experience in the workplace while deeply exploring God’s design for us as workers and contributors to human flourishing.


Pray for the Capital Fellows

Thank you for praying for the Capital Fellows each week!

Starting with their arrival last week, the fellows have been a season of new - new city, new friends, new host family, new jobs, new church, new classes. So many new things can be a bit overwhelming. Please pray for the fellows as they navigate all of the change. At the same time, simply surviving all of the new things isn't actually the goal. Jesus tells us, "Behold, I am making all things new." (Revelation 21:5) So, please also pray that they would see Jesus at work in all that is happening in these first days of Capital Fellows Season 17.

Want to pray for the Capital Fellows in an ongoing way? Download this handy prayer guide for your phone or tablet.

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About The Fellows Initiative

Capital Fellows is part of a network of similar programs across the country. This network is called The Fellows Initiative. There are 34 Fellows programs in TFI, roughly 3,000 alumni living around the world, and more Fellows programs on the way.

If you know a church in the US or Canada that would benefit from joining TFI by launching a new Fellows program. Please contact TFI by visiting their website.


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