By George Robbins
At our Capital Commons dinner last Monday (Capital Commons is the weekly gathering time for Capital Fellows - shared meal, worship time, discussion, and prayer), Martha Roszak, our Assistant Director, announced that the National Fellows Conference was two weeks away. Upon hearing this news, I thought, “How could this be possible? We just started, so how is this November conference only two weeks away?” After some reflection on these confused thoughts, I realized that the rhythm of the Capital Fellows schedule creates full days and fast weeks.
These days are purposely full in order to expose us to a variety of ways through which Christians are called to serve the Lord. Our internships help us see how to enhance God’s creation through work. Our seminary classes help us to understand His Word and its importance in every aspect of our lives. Finally, our service in children’s and student ministry at the church and at Cornerstone School helps us learn how to share the Gospel through both teaching and actions. Because these activities involve giving our mind, heart, and efforts to serving the Lord, they make time speed by without us realizing it. I have always heard the common expression, “Time flies when you are having fun,” and the Capital Fellows’ year is no exception. Although these days seem long and full of activity, serving the Lord has become such a delight, which has made these nine weeks seem like half of that.
The opportunity to serve the Lord in so many areas over these nine weeks has been a blessing for me, and these experiences from this year will shape my mindset in the midst of busyness throughout every season of life. Hebrews 6:10 says, “For God is not unjust as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do.” I believe God has rewarded myself and the other Capital Fellows with feelings of joy because of our service. I have experienced this joy through the smiles on my Sunday School and Cornerstone students’ faces, the wisdom of our professors, and the strong community we have built as a Fellows class by serving together. This joy is what has turned these long, full days into quickly passing weeks.
Pictures from the Week
The view from the guy Fellows' seats during the Wizard’s game
We loved celebrating Max and Anna F.’s Birthday at Commons this week
Matt Martens, MVP of the Cornerstone Carousel
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We are actively building Season Seventeen! If you know a college senior or recent graduate that would benefit from this program, please let them know about our upcoming informational webinars. 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!
This week, the Capital Fellows will be heading to North Carolina for the 16th TFI National Fellows Conference. Dr. Luke Bobo (Arrabon) will be speaking about vocation in three keynote talks and Eric Ha (International Justice Mission) will be giving three talks on justice and mercy from Micah 6:8. Fellows and program leaders from coast-to-coast will be there to learn, meet the other fellows programs, and to have a lot of fun. Please be in prayer for everyone involved - safe travel to and from the event, health and safety throughout the weekend, a great time of connecting and reconnecting, a lot of learning that would extend beyond the conference. Thank you!
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