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First Year College Students Invited to Apply to be HELM Leadership Fellows

 Leadership Fellows 2001

Higher Education and Leadership Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) invites current first-year college students to apply to join the HELM Leadership Fellows.

Now entering its 14th year, the Leadership Fellows Program has been redesigned to respond to the rapidly changing context for Christian leadership. Leadership Fellows will now be given the opportunity to engage directly the ministry of emerging and renewing local Christian communities across North America with the guidance of expert coaches and mentors. They share what they learn with each other during annual conferences, and get to meet with the most creative and faithful leaders from across the whole church and continue in relationship with each other and The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ for four years.

HELM Leadership Fellows also receive a $2000 educational grant during their second, third, and fourth years of undergraduate work and fellows entering since 2013 will also have the opportunity to develop individual projects and opportunities during their first year after college.

Over 90 young Disciples leaders have been fellows over the past 13 years. The program includes Hispanic, Asian, African-American, and Anglo Disciples. Graduates include not only ministers and church leaders but accountants, engineers, social workers, artists, musicians, and people who work in fashion design and media development. What they all have in common is a commitment to God and to creating faithful Christian communities. To learn more about the program, see current and former HELM Leadership Fellows, or download the 2014 Leadership Fellows application packet, go to

To apply to be a HELM Leadership Fellow the applicant must:

  • Be a member of a congregation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • Be currently completing his/her first year of full-time undergraduate study at a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or Canada (or studying at a two-year college and preparing to transfer to a four-year institution).
  • Agree to participate in the required activities of the program, including the annual conference

HELM encourages applicants from colleges and universities related to The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) to apply, but welcomes students from all accredited colleges and universities.

The deadline for applications is April 15, 2014. Do you have questions? Call HELM at 314-991-3000.

Dickerson Scholarship Applications Due April 16, 2014

Disciples women currently studying toward a PhD in Religious Studies are eligible to receive annual grants from the Ann E. Dickerson Fund.  The scholarships honor the former HELM director who died suddenly early in her career as a medical educator.  Applications must be postmarked by April 16, 2014.  An application packet and instructions may be downloaded at
Dickerson Application  2014

HELM Invites Clergy PhD Students to Apply for Jones Scholarship

Established through an endowment gift by an anonymous donor, the William Gilbert and Florence Leonard Jones Scholarship, in the amount of $2,000,  is given annually to an outstanding student pursuing the PhD degree who also is ordained or preparing for ordination in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The application packet and instructions are available at 
Jones Application 2014
Applications must be postmarked no later than April 16, 2014.

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