Faith into action

The Road is a dynamic spiritual community and fellowship year for young adults who are committed to justice and compassion and want to collaborate with others for the healing of God’s world.

About The Road

This fellowship year offers young adults the opportunity to make connections between faith and social change, commit to community and simplicity, and grow in capacity for compassionate and imaginative leadership.

The Road is a paid urban fellowship year for young adults (21–32) who want to put their faith into action and work alongside others in the community. Road Fellows serve 32 hours a week with agencies and people committed to social justice, advocacy, and compassionate care for vulnerable people. Fellows live together in an intentional spiritual community at Emmaus House. The Road Fellows also engage in a curriculum of social justice education, spiritual and theological reflection, vocational discernment, and leadership development. The Road equips fellows with practical skills and hands-on experience for lives of active hope and leadership.

Get involved

The Road seeks Fellows who bring passion, energy, and imagination to the collaborative endeavor of building more just and liberating communities and are ready for the challenging, creative, and impactful work. The Road welcomes fellows from all walks of life and many faith perspectives, believing the gift of differences allows for greater intergrowth and a more meaningful spiritual life.

The fellowship year typically begins in August and ends in mid-July the following year. The Road provides a stipend to cover costs of food, transportation, personal expenses, housing and utilities, and health insurance.

To apply please contact Kenya Thompson at

How you can help

Road Fellows serve where the need is great, and they rely on your generosity as they prepare for a lifetime of servant leadership. Whether you are an individual, a parish, or a corporation, your donation helps fellows embark on an adventure of heart, mind and spirit—and every little bit helps.

For more information, or to make a gift of stock or other assets, please contact Melissa Brogdon at or call (404) 525-5948.

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