We've compiled a brief list of frequently asked questions questions to help you as you consider whether to apply. Feel free to contact us at [email protected] with any other questions.
Is there an age limit to apply?
There is no age limit. We accept applicants of all ages as long as he/she has 2 years of post-college work experience.
Who is your ideal candidate?
We look for candidates who are eager to explore the theology, experience the spiritual practices, and develop the committed community that we believe are necessary for understanding God’s redemptive purposes for our work, relationships, and city. Ideal candidates demonstrate spiritual maturity, teachability, commitment to the nine-month program, and commitment to the city.
What is your tuition and what does it cover?
Tuition is $2850 for Redeemer members, $3250 for Redeemer attendees, and $3600 for applicants from neighboring churches. We generally ask for a $500 non-refundable deposit if you decide to join the class and the rest of the tuition balance is to be paid in the fall. The tuition covers all books, retreats, food and beverage for Saturday sessions, and operation costs to run the program.
What if I’m unable to pay the tuition up front?
As much as possible, we do not want financial issues to deter you from participating in the Fellowship. Please reach out to us at [email protected] if you have additional considerations or concerns.
Do you offer financial aid and how do I apply for that?
All accepted candidates are invited to apply for scholarships by filling out a financial aid form. You are able to apply for a scholarship that will cover a percentage of tuition based on need. Financial aid decisions will be released before your deposit is due. We ask for information regarding your outstanding loans, your projected annual income and supporting documentation (W2, tax returns, or paystubs) to determine your eligibility. Scholarships are not guaranteed.
What are the attendance requirements?
We require attendance at all three retreats. You are allowed to miss 1 Saturday session and up to 5 cohort sessions. We record and video conference our cohort teaching times so if you are unable to make it, you can call in, attend another day or make up by watching the recording.
What do you recommend for married couples doing Gotham together? Married couples with children?
We ask you to prayerfully consider if it would be beneficial for you and your spouse to go through Gotham together. We have had many married couples go through Gotham together and have had spouses go through Gotham in separate years. We do not provide childcare but we would love to brainstorm with you potential solutions. Please reach out to [email protected] if you would like to discuss more. Spouses will have to apply separately from one another.
Should I apply to Gotham if I’m currently unemployed and/or job searching?
We accept applicants in all phases of life. We suggest that you go ahead and apply. When acceptance notices go out, you can then determine if you are able to commit to the program.
What if I have other specific questions?
Please email us at [email protected]. Any of our staff would be happy to answer specific questions or hop on a call with you.