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Built for Real Life

Your days are full. But when is the time to pursue God’s Kingdom if not now? The Colson Fellows Program was designed for men and women with busy, complex lives. This unique program combines spiritual formation and worldview development through a combination of reading, online learning and monthly meetings with your peers to provide an intense and rewarding experience.

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The Course
of Study

Quarter 1

Everyone has a worldview. Actually, a worldview has everyone. It is a mark of being created in the image and likeness of God. We are driven to make sense of the world and our place in it. Students will learn how to understand and identify worldviews, how they manifest in the resulting culture, and where they compare and contrast with the Christian worldview.


Understanding Worldviews 1

Foundations of Christianity



Understanding Worldviews 2

Making Sense of Christianity and Other Worldviews

How Are We to Live?



Understanding Worldviews 3

Explaining the Christian Worldview

Why We Live the Way We Do



Understanding Worldviews 4

Defending the Christian Worldview

Apologetics for Our Time

Quarter 2

We are usually unaware of how deeply our culture shapes us. The Colson Fellows Program helps students recognize the subtle forces of culture on the ideas and values around us. This understanding equips students to identify areas of need and opportunities to make a difference.


Understanding Culture

How Culture Forms our Lives

Teenagers, Racism and Islam



Engaging Culture

Foundations for Making a Difference in Culture

Developing Passion for God’s Work

Quarter 3

Upon understanding worldview and culture, students are now able to analyze and interpret current cultural “flashpoints” such as sexual and racial identity, same-sex marriage, religious liberty, and sanctity of life. Students can respond with theologically grounded responses, making a positive difference in the culture around them.


Flashpoints in Culture: Creation Theology

Encountering LGBTQ, Islam, Abortion

Knowing and Speaking Truth in Love



Flashpoints in Culture: American Challenges

Race, Leadership, Society & Politics

Overcoming the Past to Deliver Hope



Preparing to Plan: God’s Guidance and Work

Vocation, Calling, Mission, Vision

Knowing God and Yourself

Quarter 4

Students study the idea of calling and bearing the image of God by exercising dominion and care over God’s world and making it better through our creative attention. The program concludes with the development of a personal mission plan that puts into practice all that the students have learned. Upon commissioning, Colson Fellows go on to implement their plans through their vocation, ministry, church, or local community.


Forming a Cultural Response: God Working Through Us

Getting Involved in God’s Audacious Plan

Serving God’s Purpose in Your Time



Your Cultural Response: Looking Ahead with a Plan

Putting it All Together

Commissioned to Serve



Join the Network of Commissioned Colson Fellows

“The Colson Fellows program was a tremendous blessing in my spiritual, personal, and professional development.”

– D. Michael Lindsay, President, Taylor University


“The Colson Fellows program was a tremendous blessing in my spiritual, personal, and professional development.”

Dr. Michael Lindsay, President, Gordon College


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