Bradley Study Center Invites Students to Pilot Fellows Program

The Bradley Study Center (BSC) is developing an innovative Fellows Program to help Virginia Tech undergraduate and graduate students see their studies and vocation in the light of the gospel. The Fellows Program will launch formally in the Fall of 2020, and the study center is inviting 10-12 students to participate in a pilot cohort in the Spring of 2020 in order to further refine the program.

The Fellows Program aims to provide a solid grounding in the best of what the Christian tradition—the Bible, the early church, and more recent Christian writers—says about what it means to bring our whole lives into God’s story for the world.  This pilot cohort will be led by Mike Weaver, director of the BSC.

The cohort will meet every Monday in the Spring Semester, 5:30-7:00pm, January 27 – April 20, at the BSC.   Students will gather each week for dinner (hosted by the BSC), followed by conversation around the topic for the week.

What’s involved in the Pilot Cohort?

This pilot cohort will explore the grand story of Scripture from Genesis to Revelation.  The book The Drama of Scripture: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story will be provided to each participant, and each student will be asked to read 20-25 pages per week.  We will consider how all parts of Scripture are connected to one another in the unfolding of God’s purposes and we will explore how our own purpose in life is found in God’s larger plans for the world, and particularly what this means for life now as college students.

Students will have an opportunity to explore the content of the formal Fellows program and engage questions like:

  • What role should Christian faith play in academic study and the life of the mind?
  • How should the Bible inform our vocational and missional callings?
  • How can we become leaders who advocate a holistic understanding of the gospel?

The pilot Fellows group is full for the Spring 2020 semester.  Email Mike Weaver for more information and to express interest in the Fellows Program launching in the Fall 2020 Semester.