Your work is meaningful.


In the story of God’s good creation, God placed humanity in a garden and invited them to care for creation and to know God deeply through their work. Then work became broken. It lost its meaning and began to feel like frustrating toil. Today, the same Creator invites people into the restoration of all creation through cultivation and creativity.

Your daily work is meaningful to the heart of God.



Circle City Fellows exists to raise up a generation of missional leaders for the flourishing of Indianapolis.


We believe God’s people are meant to do the work of God in the space where they spend the bulk of their time – their workplace.

We equip and empower young adults to seek the welfare of greater Indianapolis by helping them understand how the work they do each day, when aligned with God’s heart for mission, is ministry.

We guide our fellows through a nine-month leadership formation experience made up of weekly cohort gatherings, monthly Saturday forums and quarterly weekend retreats.


The Circle City Fellowship is:

Community focused

We seek the welfare of greater Indianapolis.

Personally formative

Fellows develop character and connect with God through intentional spiritual practices.

Relationally connected

Fellows belong and are known by their cohorts.

Culturally relevant

Fellows learn to practically engage in their local context.

Theologically rooted

We look to Scripture and theology to center our understanding of God’s mission.



Dates and Details:


The inaugural Circle City Fellows class launches in September. The application process is currently closed.

Tuition: Tuition is $2,450 for the entire nine-month program (including all materials, related events and trainings). Limited financial assistance is available. Please note on your application if it is needed.

Payment: Those who have been accepted to the program will secure their place with a $350 deposit by July 1, 2020. This is the first payment of the overall tuition cost. Fellows can pay the tuition cost in full or by paying the deposit and then three installments over the course of the program (Sep 1, 2020 | Dec 1, 2020 | March 1, 2021).

Key Dates for 2019-2020 Cohort:

We understand that Fellows may have to miss occasionally, for work-related travel or important personal commitments.

Opening Celebration: August 28, 2020

Closing Celebration: May 13, 2021

Retreats: September 4-6, 2020 | January 9-10, 2021 | May 14-16, 2021

Weekly Cohorts: For weekly cohorts, we will offer both a morning and an evening option beginning the week of September 6, 2020 and ending the week of May 9, 2021. See the application for more details.

Saturday Forums: October 10, November 14, December 12, February 6, March 13, April 17

Application and Acceptance Timeline:

February-May 2020: Receive applications

April-May 2019: Conduct follow-up interviews

June 2019: Send invitations to inaugural class

July 1, 2019: Receive commitment from fellows of inaugural class

August 28, 2019: Opening celebration