Who you are today is not who you want to be tomorrow.
YOU WANT MORE THAN A JOB, MORE THAN AN INTERNSHIP
You are here right now because you want something more than just an internship. You want to be a part of something that will refine you for the next steps in life. The Fellowship is designed to take place during this time of transition. It is the ideal time to gain experience in a real, hard-working job, and also invest in becoming who God calls you to be.
The Fellowship Program
18 YEARS OF REFINING FUTURE LEADERS
The Fellowship is a year-long camp internship designed to refine the lives of recently graduated college students to look more like Christ.
All of this takes place in an environment of forgiveness, grace, encouragement, and challenge.
How it works
The Four Pillars for The Fellowship are an intentional guide to creating an experience and environment for refining future leaders.
Develop a vast amount of knowledge in a variety of areas and learn to work hard.
- Developing a strong mental and physical work
- Build-up resume-worthy work experience
- Serve on weekends and during the week with the
Retreats and School Programs departments
- Daily work with various departments
- Seasonal tasks with Summer Camp, Marketing,
Fellows practice living Christ-centered fellowship by working and living in close quarters each day.
- Develop healthy Biblical community
- Emphasize each person's need to become a
contributing participant in the lives of
those around them
- Live on camp together and share gender-specific
- Biweekly Community Nights and /or Family
As believers, each day of our life is the proving ground of what we believe about the truth of the Gospel.
- Deepening our obedience to Christ
- Develop a better understanding of God's Word
and how to rightly apply it
- Engage in Spiritual disciplines that further refine
us as followers of Christ
- Weekly Biblical Survey Classes
- Assigned mentors to teach Biblical truths and give
- Monthly challenges based on spiritual disciplines
Fellows learn to lead by becoming servants first.
- Develop leadership skills
- Embrace a mentality of others focused
- Be ready and willing to rise to any occasion
- Given increasing levels of responsibility and
difficulty throughout the year
- Lead peers through coordination
- Daily opportunities to serve one another
and other departments
I know we said it's just a year...but it's more than a year
The Fellowship isn't just about growing during a one-year experience. It's about equipping you with the tools and template to a lifestyle that promotes lifelong growth and Biblical community.
The Fellowship Blog
Read about the Fellowship from the stories of those who have come before you.
Community Building - Caleb Scott
I didn’t know what biblical community looked like much less regular community.
A Process - Brooke Harding
When people ask me what the Fellowship program is, I almost always respond with, “It’s a refinement program!” I have said this phrase since before the Fellowship began, but until recently, I never sat with the Lord to understand what it means to be refined in Him and what that process looks like.
Like a Watered Garden - Rachel Witmer
I’ve been thinking a lot about hope.
If there is ever a time in your life to set the foundation for lifelong growth, it is now.
Beginning in September, we will start the process of hiring for the coming Fellowship year, which begins the following August. We will hire 14 college graduates for our Van, TX location and 14 college graduates for our Horn Creek, CO location. Prior Sky Ranch experience is not required to be considered for the Fellowship Program.
The Fellowship begins in Mid-August and finishes after the last weekend of August the following year. The program is 54 weeks in length and overlaps with the incoming group to help with transition.
The Fellowship is a salaried position with standard health benefits from Sky Ranch as well as paid time off (PTO). On-site housing and food through our dining services are also provided.
Fellows will participate in two Bible classes. These include Old Testament Survey, and New Testament Survey. Anticipate additional reading and classwork as a part of this experience. If you are accepted into the Master’s Program, these will fulfill your prerequisite requirements for entrance into a Dallas Baptist University Master’s Degree plan.
The Fellowship also consists of off-site experiences, required readings and journaling, moments of reflection, and opportunities to sit down with leaders at Sky Ranch and in our local community. We live with the idea of always being ready to ask great questions of great people as we seek out wisdom from those around us. We will do this throughout the program while taking time to reflect on what this looks like in our personal lives.
Each year the Master’s Program accepts 10 candidates into its 21-month camp training program to serve in the Sky Ranch School Programs department at our Van, TX site. During this program, participants will have the opportunity to earn their fully-funded Master’s degree from Dallas Baptist University. All interested Fellows have the opportunity to be considered for acceptance into this program before outside candidates are considered.