A Fellow's week follows a certain rhythm.

 

Monday: Fellows work in professional jobs, often in downtown DC.  You can learn more about the types of jobs below..

Tuesday: Fellows work in professional jobs.  In the evening, Fellows participate in either a Bible study or roundtable discussion as part of their discipleship program.

Wednesday: Fellows work in professional jobs. Seminary class in the evenings.

Thursday: Fellows work in their partner church.  You can find more about the type of church work below.

Friday: Rest

Saturday: Study, rest.

Sunday: Fellows work in their partner church, usually in the morning and the evening.

 

Partners

The Metro Fellows Program currently has three partner churches in Northern VA.

Christ Church, Vienna

Christ Church Vienna is a missional community for Vienna, VA, planted out of The Falls Church (Anglican) in 2011.

CCV aims to be a gospel driven church, where the good news of Jesus Christ crucified and risen for us is always proclaimed. CCV strives to be an extended family, where people in all seasons of life can connect and benefit from friendships in Christ. CCV intends to be an externally focused church that exists for the community around us. 

Truro Anglican, Fairfax

Truro is a larger, established congregation located in the heart of Old Town Fairfax, a suburb of DC located just outside the beltway.  Truro is known for vibrant worship, an openness to the Holy Spirit, and a love for the lost.  Truro is truly multi-generational, with vibrant ministries for children, youth, young adults, and seniors alike.  Truro's vision is to "learn to love like God."

Eden Mosaic, Mosaic District

Eden Mosaic is a new missional community trying to figure out how to make disciples of Jesus in a secular culture.  Eden Mosaic is looking to a Fresh Expressions model of mission, a simple path that begins with community-for-everyone (not just for Christians), places of listening and friendship (learning from ministries like Apartment Life). That’s followed by an invitation to make a difference locally, to serve together in the community. Only then, as deeper relationships form, is the way opened to more traditional Christian discipleship through things like Alpha.

Program Coordinators

Martha Anderson
Program Director

Martha serves as Program Director for The Metro Fellows Program.

Rod Nunez
CCV Coordinator

Rod serves as Minister and Missionary to Students at Christ Church, Vienna, where he leads the ministries for youth and college students and directs CCV's internship program.

Mike Seawright
Truro Coordinator

Mike serves as Director of Family Ministries at Truro, where he oversees the staff team leading all ministries for children, youth, and families.  

Matt Hemsley
Eden Mosaic Coordinator

Matt serves as lead missionary at Eden Mosaic, a missional community in Northern Virginia's Mosaic District.

Church Ministry


A significant portion of each week for Fellows is spent serving in their host church.  Generally Fellows work in the church on Thursday's and again on Sunday's.  Each church has different needs and potential ministry placements, providing a wide array of ministry opportunities.  Fellows work in one or a combination of the following ministry areas:

Ministry Areas

  • Youth Ministry
  • Kids Ministry
  • Worship
  • Outreach to Internationals
  • Communications/Social Media
  • Event Planning

Monday through Wednesday, Fellows work "normal" jobs.  These jobs are usually paid, and we work hard to connect Fellows to jobs that provide excellent professional experience.  Fellows have the opportunity to learn, broaden their resume, and test drive a specific type of work for a year before jumping full time into the work force.  The experience gained by Fellows almost always helps them land excellent jobs following the program and gain strong work experience.  Metro Fellows have had jobs in Congress, the non-profit sector, health care, advocacy, and think-tank research.

There may also be opportunities for Metro Fellows who are exploring full-time vocational ministry to have their "work" be in one of our partner churches.  These Fellows would be working in the context of their host church full-time, usually on a stipendiary basis, while still participating in the communal life and rhythm of the Metro Fellows, while being given the opportunity to learn the necessary skills and gain the necessary experience to succeed in full-time ministry.

The purpose of the Fellows Program is to help young people become integrated disciples of Jesus, so that the person they are at work is the same as at home, on Friday nights, and at church.  To that end, the Metro Fellows Program has an intentional rhythm of learning to it.

  • We partner with Asbury Seminary. Fellows participate in a one-year Asbury DC Area extension program in missional leadership.  The Fellows will participate in this program as a cohort, and will receive a Certificate in Missional Leadership from Asbury upon completion.  Credits can be transferred towards a graduate degree at Asbury as well.
  • Fellows participate in round table discussions every other Thursday night and bi-weekly personal check-ins with Fellows Program leaders and partners.
  • Fellows are given real opportunities to lead in their partner church.
  • Fellows are paired with a mentor from their host church.
  • Fellows live with a family from their host church.
  • Fellows attend local lectures and discipleship events.  These have included The Trinity Forum and Q Commons.