The Oikonomia Fellows Program at Acton University is now two-thirds full! These fellowships provide full support for a limited number of evangelical theological educators to attend the Acton Institute’s annual conference on June 14-17 in Grand Rapids.
Note: Don’t forget registration is also open for the Faith@Work Summit in Dallas, Oct. 27-29!
For more on the Oikonomia Network’s presence at the Summit, see here.
John Wesley may well have had Acton in mind when he wrote “employ whatever God has entrusted you with in doing good, all possible good, in every possible kind and degree, to the household of faith, to all men!” We are following his admonition to “give all you can” and abhor hoarding by making sure every one of the fellowships we are entrusted with is used. Don’t miss out on your chance to attend this one-of-a-kind conference!
You can encourage fellow faculty and administrative leaders to apply as well, both at your own school and at peer institutions beyond our network. Thanks to our new level of partnership with Acton, the Oikonomia Network has the opportunity to offer these fellowships to theological educators.
- A fellowship that fully pays for conference, travel, etc. for theological educators
- Stimulating talks on Bible, theology, history and culture as well as economics and social science
- Connection with the national Oikonomia Network community
- Almost a thousand attendees from around the world
- Deep conversations with people from very diverse Christian communities (and some others!)
- Tons of networking opportunities
Registration for the next AU is now open; when registering for the conference, you will be offered an opportunity to indicate that you are interested in the Oikonomia Fellowship. Evangelical theological educators, faculty and administrative leaders, qualify for the fellowship, as do those who are or could be making active contributions to ON programs at our schools.
The fellowship pays for travel, hotel, meals, conference registration, and other benefits; newcomers to the conference also receive a stipend. The ON will once again host our annual workshop during the conference, featuring TED-style talks on theology and economics from leading figures, and meaty discussions of curricular integration with colleagues in your specific theological discipline. Plus there will be all the learning and networking opportunities we’ve come to expect from AU, so don’t wait to register!
Right from our beginning, Acton University has been critically important to the Oikonomia Network. The very genesis of our network was when Acton brought the first class of fellows in this program to AU in 2009. The enthusiasm of many of the participants for connecting theological education to work and economics led directly to the creation of the Kern Family Foundation’s first grant program supporting such initiatives in January 2010. As the Oikonomia Network grew from that small seed (ten grants of $5,000 each) into the much larger work it is today, annual convening at AU for learning and networking has always been one of our most important areas of community-building.
If you have questions, contact the national office of the Oikonomia Network at firstname.lastname@example.org.