Second Presbyterian Church Fellows Program

Memphis, Tennessee

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The nine months in the Memphis Fellows program are spent studying what the Bible has to say about our mission as followers of Christ. The Fellows' four-day-a-week, paid internships, their volunteer service, and their host family living situations and personal relationships become the teaching ground for putting into practice that mission. Ultimately, the goal of the graduate level courses and roundtable discussions is to think and dream about how we, the church, and the world might be radically changed by the Gospel of Christ, and to discover the role to which each has been uniquely called in light of such possibilities.

The setting of Memphis, TN, offers Fellows a unique opportunity for serving, engaging, and transforming the culture for the Kingdom of Christ. Memphis has a long history of rich ethnic and cultural diversity; Asian, Middle Eastern, and Hispanic cultures blend into the dominant cultures of African-American and European-based traditions, making Memphis ripe with ministry opportunities. Second Presbyterian Church is actively involved in the Memphis community and encourages the Fellows to invest and engage along with them during their time here.

The city is also full of career opportunities. Memphis is home to several Fortune 500 corporations, including Autozone, FedEx, International Paper, and Service Master. Memphis also boasts a top-notch medical community with leading institutions such as St. Jude Children's Hospital and Research Center. From an artistic standpoint, Memphis has long been hailed for its music heritage. The city is considered the home of the Blues and Rock & Roll, and the home to both B.B. King and Elvis Presley.

Please visit our website, for more detailed information and program specifics or contact our director Deborah Coleman at

Other Information: Second Presbyterian Church (901)289-3379 or (901)454-0034



Deborah Coleman