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The Main Street Fellowship is an intensive nine-month theological and spiritual development program designed to equip Christians for gospel leadership in the world.

The Fellowship integrates three primary elements to further the spiritual, social, and cultural renewal in our spheres of influence:


Develop a theologically-informed imagination with regard to all aspects of life, with a special emphasis on the place we spend most of our time —the workplace.


Join a community of peers from diverse backgrounds and vocations to discuss theological concepts and their implications for how we are called to live.


Learn to apply the solid theological, spiritual, and relational foundations toward the spiritual, social, and cultural renewal of Houston

Details and Commitment


The Fellowship runs from Labor Day weekend to Memorial Day weekend. It includes weekly 2-hour meetings, monthly Saturday sessions, and three weekend retreats.

TUITION ($1000):

This fee helps offset program expenses, including all reading materials and overnight retreats. Financial aid is available.( We are seeking donors who can enable us to provide financial aid, as needed)


The application period opens March 4, and the deadline for submission is June 15. The admissions committee selects Fellows who best demonstrate:

  • Ability to fulfill the responsibilities of the program
  • Desire to grow spiritually, personally, and professionally 
  • Commitment to the city of Houston



Benefits to the Fellows:
  • Increased gospel worldview depth and sustainability
  • Developing a defined sense of mission for early career and beyond
  • Developing a strategy for cultural renewal
  • Opportunity to learn from experienced Christian leaders
  • Exposure to the arts, cultural events, mercy/justice outreach
  • Relationships with instructors, mentors, and speakers
  • Community-based learning
  • An integrated curriculum on theology, worldview, and faith and work
  • guest lecturers
  • Group discussions and collaborative learning
  • Guided devotional and spiritual formation
  • Relationships with seasoned Christians active in the various spheres in the marketplace
  • Cultural and artistic events in the City










JD Thomas 








Jordan Benningfield 








Jake Dodson








Dade Dowdle 








Karen Meikle 








Amy Rasplicka 

Rachel Quan 

Shikha Hansen 

Kate Thomas 


Teacher and Facilitator: Jim Birchfield








Teacher and Facilitator: Doug Meikle








Program Manager: Austin Hermann 


Shortly, we will upload testimony videos from Main Street Fellows alumni.