> Apply to the Discipleship Project
"The Discipleship Project is one of many signs that a new day is dawning at CTS."
- Matthew Myer Boulton, President
Christian Theological Seminary
In the fall semester of 2012, CTS began offering 12 full-ride scholarships for full-time, residential M.Div. students, including tuition and a $12,000 annual stipend. In addition to their regular M.Div. coursework, each year’s cohort of scholars meet regularly with two faculty mentors, engage outstanding community leaders, and visit vibrant congregations. Each cohort’s final year culminates with a visit to an international site. Go to The Discipleship Project's website to read more or apply now.
WHICH DEGREE PROGRAMS ARE ELIGIBLE?
For the program's initial phase, M.Div. degree applicants are eligible to participate. However, one of the key questions the CTS faculty is exploring is whether the program can eventually be expanded to include other degree programs as well. For now, M.Div. only.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN A DISCIPLESHIP PROJECT SCHOLARSHIP?
A Discipleship Project scholarship includes tuition; a stipend ($12K) for use on housing, books, and other living expenses; and participation in the experiential pedagogy outlined above. Each cohort of up to twelve scholars will meet as a group regularly with two faculty mentors, building relationships with colleagues that will last a lifetime—and meeting with community leaders, virtuoso practitioners, and other invited guests. Along the way, each cohort will collaboratively design a "rule of life": a challenging set of spiritual practices, selected by the cohort itself with guidance from their faculty mentors, for engaging their ongoing process of spiritual formation. Once per semester, the cohort and mentors will go on an intensive, immersive site visit to a vibrant, excellent congregation: meeting with pastoral and lay leadership, attending worship and staff meetings, experiencing community ministries, and so on. Each cohort’s third and final year will include a visit to an international site (such as Jerusalem, for example). And what’s more, for the two years following graduation, CTS will support the cohort in staying connected through online networks and periodic reunions.