Study of the developing theology and praxis of the early church as seen in the New Testament, with special attention to Acts and the epistles.

Fulfills GE Serving Society, Enacting Justice

An exploration of the disciplines of the Christian spiritual life. Readings in classical and contemporary literature on spirituality.


  • Class standing
  • GPA (minimum 2.3 gpa for eligibility)
  • Application and essays
  • Personal and faculty recommendations


In addition to the general qualifications above, the following are requirements that must be met, with or without reasonable accommodation, in order to complete all essential elements of the program. All participants must be able to:

  • Participate in regular communal meals based on a local diet and with limited control over food choices. In some locations, be prepared to participate in preparing and cleaning up after these meals.
  • Tolerate local diet with limited control over food choices in most locations.
  • Navigate multiple irregular surfaces and walk/travel up to 10 miles in a day independently. (Extensive walking, as well as travel throughout ancient cities and towns with narrow passageways and many stairs, are part of the daily life of the program.)
  • Navigate carrying personal items including suitcase and/or backpack without assistance.
  • Anticipate having sufficient emotional wellness to fully participate in the program safely and successfully despite the limited availability of frequent access to psychological services.
  • Anticipate at least double occupancy accommodations on some if not all locations.
  • Receive the final dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at least two weeks prior to the commencement of the program. 
  • If eligible, receive the most recent Covid-19 vaccine booster at least two weeks prior to departure if it has been at least two months since your last Covid-19 vaccine or booster. 

Program Cost & Dates

The program fee is $8700 and includes tuition, room, board, in country travel, entrance fees, and tours. In addition, the fee also includes round trip airfare, shuttle to LAX and on-campus room and board the week of May 8-12. The program begins May 8 on campus, departs from LAX on May 12, and ends on June 10. Limited scholarships are available.

How to Apply

No longer accepting applications. For more info about how to apply, please contact For more info about the program, contact Professor Beers or Professor Lisea.