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Mission & Purpose
The L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture seeks to engage culture as salt and light, presenting and defending the Christian faith and demonstrating its implications for all areas of human existence.
The Center has a two-fold purpose: (1) To convey graciously and apply effectively the Christian worldview to all areas of culture and to the human condition; (2) To encourage and support the Church in its redemptive work.
The Mentorship Program at the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture is designed to mentor a small cadre of students interested in thinking critically about crucial cultural issues in light of biblical Christianity. The format will examine different areas of culture in order to identify basic assumptions, beliefs, and values that give shape to the prevailing ideas and practices of Western culture. The end point is to think about how evangelical Christianity might respond in a constructive, but corrective fashion. The group will meet once or twice a month for thought-provoking discussions which will involve certain pre-meeting assignments. These assignments may include short selected readings, questions for discussion and/or selected subjects for research.
FAQs: Who should apply?
Any Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary student who has an interest in thinking critically about crucial cultural issues in light of biblical Christianity should apply to the CFC Mentorship Program. Only those students who are able to commit to attend all meetings and invest the required preparation time should apply as positions in the program are limited.
How many students are accepted?
In order to provide an optimum mentorship experience for those involved in the program only eight to twelve students will be accepted per semester.
What kind of time commitment does the mentorship program require?
Selected students should expect to attend all the sessions and actively participate in the discussion time. The mentorship group will meet once or twice a month for approximately two hours per meeting. The mentee should plan on spending approximately 1-5 hours on pre-meeting assignments so that he/she is adequately prepared to engage in discussion at the mentorship meeting.
How long is the program term?
Typically, students participate in the program for an entire academic year.
When is enrollment?
Enrollment for the program takes place in the fall semester. Occasionally, students are admitted in the spring, but these admissions are only made if slots from the fall become vacant.
When does the mentorship meet?
The mentorship meeting meets one to two times a month. The exact times of the meetings are to be determined. If you are accepted, we will notify you of the time.
How do I apply?
Apply for the 2013-2014 academic year by filling out an application form (coming soon) and sending it to Joshua T. Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, August 30, 2013.