2018 Summer Opportunities

Summer is a busy time of year for many of us, but we want to give you an opportunity to see what some of our Member Study Centers and Partner Organizations are offering this summer.  You will find below a list of several summer programs and their respective descriptions.  Click on the “More Info” link to go to their particular websites.

•  The Consortium of Christian Study Centers (CCSC) is holding its 3rd annual Scholarship Project furnishing scholarship money to participate in a group exploring vocation and theology as part of Regent College’s famous summer school. The scholarships provide for two weeks’ full audit tuition, a food stipend and lodging at Regent in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, but it is so much more than that. The recipients also attend plays, take hikes, and discuss vocation in a small group setting with Drew Trotter, Executive Director of the CCSC. This rich experience is particularly designed for graduate and advanced undergraduate students participating in CCSC member Study Centers, though it is not limited to them.  More Info

•  Mere Christianity Forum:  Looking for a meaningful summer experience that incorporates action, reflection, and transformation? Mere Christianity Forum offers a 9 week internship program called Servant Scholars, where students and young graduates live in intentional Christian community, serve in non-profit agencies, and reflect weekly with local clergy, non-profit directors, and Furman faculty members. We have internship placements all across the spectrum based on student interests: anything from medical, to food justice, to homelessness, to literacy, to working with children. The program is totally free for students, and they get free housing and a $1000 meal stipend.  More Info

•  The Values & Capitalism Summer Honors Program is a series of four fully-funded, intensive, one-week seminars in Washington, DC for Christian college students. The program gives students an unparalleled chance to immerse themselves in a particular area of study with leading scholars and policy practitioners, in selective cohorts of 20-25 students. The honors program will also offer opportunities for students to grow personally and professionally through career coaching and vocational guidance, site visits, and networking events.  More Info

•  The Davenant House Protestant Wisdom Summer Programs are designed to help train Christian undergraduates, grad students, and seminarians in Christian wisdom so that they can be equipped to lead as servant heroes within the church and their local communities. This summer’s programs, both a 10-day Intensive version and a Five-Week version, will be led by Dr. Alastair Roberts, a popular writer and host of the Mere Fidelity podcast.  More Info

•  The Baton Exchange.  During the first week of June, participants can experience a sampling of the leadership training we offer throughout the year. This camp is designed primarily for Christian college students, recent grads, and young professionals. The camp is held in Columbus, Ohio. Participants will have opportunity to interact with a number of guest leaders on the topics of integrating faith, career, leadership and life purpose. You will also do some volunteer service work in the inner city as well as participate in fun in outdoor activities.  More Info

•  InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministry is hosting four regional conferences this summer providing opportunities to explore the unique calling of following Christ in academia and other spheres of influence. The conferences are open to faculty from the breadth of university and college contexts. Family and singles have found these events to be engaging and places of rest and refreshment. You are welcome to attend any of the conferences. Explore this link for information on a specific conference(s) you’re interested in.

• Anselm House. Throughout the summer we explore different books and topics through our reading groups. Whether the book under consideration is written by a Christian author or not, our reading groups offer a community and a context in which to discuss together different aspects of life and culture in relation to the Christian faith. These groups are open to everyone-students, faculty, and community members. Unless indicated otherwise, groups meet at the Anselm House study center. Find a reading group (or two) that interests you and register. More info