Life Together aims to awaken hearts, raise voices, build relationships, and act through the teachings and practices of love that will change lives, communities, and the world. We are a queer-affirming community committed to dismantling white supremacy culture. We work toward this vision in the Boston area by cultivating a generation of prayerful, prophetic, and impactful leaders for the church and the world.
During orientation and subsequent trainings, fellows learn contemplative worship composed of sacred chant, Lectio Divina scriptural meditation, centering prayer, and silence. Life Together’s SOFIA worship style was developed in partnership with the Leadership Development Initiative, and was especially influenced by the teachings of Episcopal priest and Christian contemplative, the Rev. Cythnia Bourgeault. Fellows have the opportunity to experiment with contemplative practices in their intentional communities and to lead worship in trainings throughout the year. Fellows meet individually with a Spiritual Director once a month to intentionally engage with their personal spiritual formation. Twice a year, fellows also gather at Bethany House of Prayer for guided retreats to deepen community and spiritual self-awareness.
Our fellows serve at their host sites 32 hours per week. Our fellows have a weekly meeting and dinner together on Monday nights. On Fridays, our fellows gather for Trainings, Formation, Prayer Partners (House Chaplains), Racial Affinity Groups, Group Therapy, and other program activities.
Our stipend is $500/month. We offer Health Insurance, subsidized therapy, a transportation stipend or pass for public transportation, Spiritual Direction, mentoring, housing, internet, and utilities for our fellows.
Our Wider Community
Boston is a wonderful city! We are known for our World Champion professional sports teams, almost 100 colleges and universities in the city and surrounding areas, and The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts is one of the largest in the Episcopal Church. Our fellows live adjacent to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in the neighborhood of Dorchester, and serve communities in and around the city through non-profits and Episcopal Church site placements.
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