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.
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
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.
How Culture Forms our Lives
Teenagers, Racism and Islam
Foundations for Making a Difference in Culture
Developing Passion for God’s Work
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
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
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– Dr. Michael Lindsay, President, Gordon College