About The Discipleship Project

In  2012, CTS began offering 12 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 will meet regularly with two faculty mentors, engage outstanding community leaders, and visit vibrant congregations. Read on or apply now.

Intentional community and spiritual formation

The Discipleship Project is in part a response to the renaissance of interest across the country today in both new and traditional forms of intentional community and spiritual formation. The biblical and formational dimensions of the new program are fundamental to its design and so is its financial dimension.

The Discipleship Project scholarship includes tuition; a stipend ($12000) for use on housing, books, and other living expenses; and participation in the experiential pedagogy . Each cohort of 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 ministry 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. The cohort and mentors will go on an immersive site visit to a vibrant, excellent congregation: meeting with pastoral and lay leadership, attending worship and staff meetings, and experiencing community ministries. And what’s more, for the two years following graduation,


  • Posted Oct 14, 2013 | The Discipleship Project

    Second cohort of TDPers announced

    Christian Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the second cohort of students selected for The Discipleship Project, a groundbreaking experiment in theological education at CTS. All in their first year of the M.Div. degree program, these new “TDPers” hail from states as far away as California, Florida, and Colorado, as well as Indiana.

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