Pierce Fellowship

The Pierce Fellowship is available to select incoming and returning students who have demonstrated experience and ongoing commitment to disciple-building and spiritual formation. Each member of the Fellowship will be mentored by Pierce Center staff and equipped in facilitating initiatives which will advance the three major priorities of the Center—habits of the heart, spiritual community, and dynamic paradigms of disciple-building.

Hamilton Campus

Financial Aid

  • $1,500 annual tuition subsidy awarded in two $750 increments each September and February after semester registration.
  • Can be combined with other scholarships and grants.

Qualifications

  • Must be an incoming student recommended by the Admissions Office or a returning student in good academic standing.
  • Must take a minimum of 8 courses per academic year.
  • Must have demonstrated experience and ongoing commitment to small group leadership, spiritual formation, and disciple-building.
  • Must submit an application form and secure two recommendations. Existing Gordon-Conwell students must submit one recommendation from a ministry-related colleague from a past or present ministry involvement and the other from a Gordon-Conwell faculty, staff member or seminary peer. Incoming students must submit one recommendation from a ministry-related colleague from a past or present ministry involvement and the other from someone who has experienced his/her discipling ministry.
  • Applies to all degree programs except D.Min. and Th.M.
  • Applications are NOT rolling and are accepted the respective campus deadlines and applied at the fall semester of each year.
  • Fellowships are one-year renewable pending an annual review of fulfilled requirements .

Requirements

  • Each member of the fellowship will be asked to fulfill the terms of the Pierce Fellowship Covenant (to be signed only upon acceptance). The major areas of student responsibility include:
    • Facilitating a Soul Care Small Group of other seminarians.
    • Participating in a Spiritual Formation Small Group with Pierce Center staff and 6-8 other fellowship members 5-6 times each semester.
    • Participating in events hosted by the Pierce Center for the Gordon-Conwell community.
    • Attending retreats and socials for fellowship members.

Contact

Bobby Ryu
Administrator and Mentor
The Pierce Center for Disciple-Building
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
[email protected]
978-646-4026

Boston Campus

Financial Aid

  • $1400 annual grant
  • $700 credit to student account in fall semester
  • $700 credit to student account in spring/summer semester upon registering for sixth course

Qualifications

  • Must be a returning student in good academic standing having completed at least 2 semesters at Gordon-Conwell (some exceptions made for select incoming students).
  • Must take a minimum of 6 courses per academic year (includes Fall/Jan/Spring/Summer Terms and SemLink).
  • Must have demonstrated experience and ongoing commitment to small group leadership, spiritual formation, and disciple-building.
  • Must submit an application form and secure two recommendations. Existing Gordon-Conwell students must submit one recommendation from a ministry-related colleague from a past or present ministry involvement and the other from a Gordon-Conwell faculty, staff member or seminary peer. Incoming students must submit one recommendation from a ministry-related colleague from a past or present ministry involvement and the other from someone who has experienced his/her discipling ministry.
  • Must submit a CUME Supplemental Pierce Fellowship Application approved by local church or parachurch supervisor.
  • Applies to all degree programs except Diploma D.Min. and Th.M.
  • Applications are NOT rolling and are accepted and applied at the fall semester of each year.
  • Fellowships are one-year renewable pending an annual review of fulfilled requirements.

Requirements

  • Each member of the fellowship will be asked to fulfill the terms of the Pierce Center Covenant (to be signed only upon acceptance). The major areas of student responsibility include:
    • Facilitating a Soul Care Small Group of other seminarians.
    • Participating in a Spiritual Formation Small Group with Pierce Center staff and 6-8 other fellowship members at a minimum of five times each semester.
    • Engaging in a discipleship ministry of a local church or parachurch organization.
    • Participating in events hosted by the Pierce Center for the Gordon-Conwell community.
    • Attending retreats and socials for fellowship members.

Contact

Tom Griffith
[email protected]
617-427-7293

Charlotte Campus

Financial Aid

  • $1400 annual grant
  • $700 credit to student account in fall semester
  • $700 credit to student account in spring/summer semester upon registering for sixth course

Qualifications

  • Must be a returning student in good academic standing having completed at least two semesters at Gordon-Conwell (some exceptions made for select incoming students).
  • Must take a minimum of six, three-credit hour courses per year.
  • Must have demonstrated experience and ongoing commitment to small group leadership, spiritual formation, and disciple-building.
  • Must submit an application form and secure two recommendations. Existing Gordon-Conwell students must submit one recommendation from a ministry-related colleague from a past or present ministry involvement and the other from a Gordon-Conwell faculty, staff member or seminary peer. Incoming students must submit one recommendation from a ministry-related colleague from a past or present ministry involvement and the other from someone who has experienced his/her discipling ministry.
  • Applies to all degree programs except D.Min.
  • Applications are NOT rolling and are accepted and applied at the fall semester of each year.
  • Fellowships are one-year renewable pending an annual review of fulfilled requirements.

Requirements

  • Each member of the fellowship will be asked to fulfill the terms of the Pierce Center Covenant (to be signed only upon acceptance). The major areas of student responsibility include:
    • Facilitating a Soul Care Small Group of other seminarians
    • Participating in events hosted by the Pierce Center for the Gordon-Conwell community
    • Attending retreats and socials for fellowship members

Contact

Shari Adams, Charlotte Coordinator
[email protected]
1 (800) 600-1212 | (704) 527-9909, ext. 5843

Application

  • Complete and submit an online application.
  • An online reference form is to be completed and submitted by your Referees. (Two are required. Note: If you a student who begins during the January or Spring semesters, consider yourself an “incoming student” when completing the second recommendation.)

Application Deadlines

  • Deadline is April 15, 2019 for all campuses. We will notify applicants (by email) at the end of June 2019.
  • Please note that we will only accept applications and references that are submitted online using the links above.
  • If you are a student who begins during the January or Spring semesters, consider yourself an “incoming student” when completing the second recommendation.

Questions?

Please email Bobby Ryu, Administrator for the Pierce Center for Disciple Building, at [email protected]. You can also reach him at the Pierce Center’s office number, 978-646-4026. To assist you with directing postal mail, please note the following addresses:


Hamilton

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Pierce Center for Disciple-Building
Attn: Bobby Ryu
130 Essex Street
Hamilton, MA 01982

Boston

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Pierce Center for Disciple-Building
Attn: Tom Griffith
90 Warren Street
Roxbury, MA 02119

Charlotte

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Pierce Center for Disciple-Building
Attn: Shari Adams
14542 Choate Circle
Charlotte, NC 28273