Grace-on-the-Hill is a 10-month residential program during which 5-6 interns live together in intentional Christian community following a Rule of Life grounded in common prayer and meals, simplicity, and service in an urban environment. Residents work approximately 25 hours a week on staff in a local non-profit organizations, schools, or churches, and have time each week dedicated to spiritual reflection, vocational discernment and leadership formation, as individuals, as a group and in conversation with mentors. In an effort to develop a deep “theology of place,” interns will be invited and encouraged to engage deeply in the Oregon Hill community of Richmond, Va., establishing relationships with residents, getting to know the local ecology, and participating in projects and other activities that enhance the neighborhood’s ability to flourish.
This is an opportunity for recent college graduates to spend a year in discernment and community, working to strengthen and develop a neighborhood. It is also a chance for young people to live more fully as part of the life of a local episcopal congregation, as interns are expected to worship regularly at St. Andrew’s Church and participate in their common life and ministries.
Applications are being accepted now through April 15. Please share this information widely, and let us know if you have any questions! Grace-on-the Hill is a ministry in partnership with St. Andrew’s Church, Richmond and the Diocese of Virginia.
For more information, and to complete the initial application, please check out www.standrewsoregonhill.org/grace
*Photo: St. Andrew’s website.