The Colson Fellows at South Quay Baptist Church

Most of our Bible study throughout our Christian lives focuses on understanding God and learning how to live in right relationship to Him, ourselves and each other - and this is certainly vital to our spiritual growth. However, the Bible also teaches us how t live in right relationship to every aspect of God's creation, which inlcudes society, culture, art, economics, education and polities. Furthermore, the Bible helps us understand how to properly order (and re-order) the fallen world as we join Christ in his work of restoring all things. This is where a "Christian worldview" proves vital.

Ours is a world where the “powers and principalities” are actively working to dis-order God’s good creation in areas such as marriage, family, human sexuality, and personhood. As disciples of Christ, we cannot truly love our neighbors and remain indifferent to ideas and actions that do harm to people and God’s creation. The fact is, "ideas have consequences and bad ideas have victims". Because we care about the victims of “bad ideas,” we are pleased to partner with the Colson Center for Christian Worldview in bringing the Colson Fellows Program to South Quay Baptist Church.

The Colson Fellows Program is a transformational course that compresses a lifetime of Christian wisdom into ten months. This program will establish a solid foundation for those who are new to the study of Christian worldview, and for those who are well-versed in worldview and apologetics; you will gain new insights into today’s rapidly changing culture. Colson Fellows-in-Training go beyond understanding worldview as mere arguments and facts, and develop instead, the critical thinking skills or wisdom to discern what is or is not true, good, and beautiful in every issue that assails us today so they can understand the times and engage others thoughtfully and with grace.




program overview

Beginning each, July, Colson Fellows-In-Training (CFITS) follow, a careful, curated curriculum that helps them understand and identify worldviews, and how they manifest in today’s ideas, philosophies, policies, and practice. You will learn how to analyze understand culture, and its influence. Additionally, we will examine current cultural flashpoints, such as race relations, progressive sexuality, religious liberty, the role of government, economics, and sanctity of life. Finally, Colson Fellows-In-Training will examine the concept of "calling" and develop a "Personal Ministry" plan that will help them discover their calling, identify the unique gifts and sphere of influence.

other features

  • 24/7/365 access to the Colson Fellows Online Learning Platform;
  • Monthly Saturday morning meetings facilitated by Pastor Mark & Amy Warren, a commissioned Colson Fellow
  • Twice-Monthly Video Webinars in which you are able to interact with authors from the reading list and other leading worldview scholars
  • Interactive daily devotionals that weave together all course components
  • Assistance developing a teaching practicum in which you will teach on a topic you’ve learned
  • StrengthsFinder assessment
  • Lifetime access to Colson Center resources and ongoing worldview education
  • Inclusion into a network of over 2000 Colson Fellows working across the globe in various spheres of Christian ministry


  • Typically, participants in the Colson Fellows Program pay $900.
  • Through an exclusive Licensing Agreement with the Colson Center, South Quay Baptist Church members and guests pay only $500 in tuition.
  • Tuition is not due until October 1, 2024.
  • Participants will need to purchase a dozen or so books from a book source of their choice. This list will be made available after registration.


  • Registration closes July 1, 2024.
  • Online access to the Course opens July 1, 2024.
  • Monthly sessions begin August 3, 2024 and continue on the 1st Saturday of each month through May 2025.
  • Meetings last from 9:00AM until 1:00PM.
  • Light breakfast and lunch is provided.