Below is information about the The Road captured from their website. Visit their website herefor more information. 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, The Road is the Episcopal Service Corps in the Diocese of Atlanta.
The Road equips fellows with skills of servant leadership and effective social change and with practices of prayer and discernment for spiritual growth. The Road is an adventure of heart, mind, and spirit for inquiring and passionate young men and women ready for challenging work.
History The Road Episcopal Service Corps began as a conversation with a diverse and energetic group of people about building a dynamic young adult formation and leadership program in the Diocese of Atlanta.
In 2011 The Road procured a seed grant to begin the ministry and hire a director. The Rev. Laura Bryant came on board as our first director in late 2011. The Road was formally endorsed by the bishop and an Advisory Board was formed to guide and support the ministry. Emmaus House enthusiastically agreed to host The Road by providing housing for the fellows and office space for The Road director.
The first group of six Road fellows arrived in late summer 2012. In August 2014, the beginning of our third program year, we welcomed nine fellows to Atlanta and The Road community. Each year we have grown in our capacity to host more fellows, in the scope of the justice work in which fellows are involved, and opportunities for leadership and community organizing training. We maintain our deep commitment to spiritual formation and intentional spiritual community. In 2014 we also launched our first class of second year Road Fellows fellows. In the second year, Road fellows deepen their leadership capability and continue in their path of spiritual inquiry and growth. Second year Road Fellows serve for 32 hours per week in either the same site placement for a second year, or in a new site placement. In addition to their site work, they serve in a leadership role with The Road for 12 hours per month.
Program Each year, eight to twelve Road fellows gather in Atlanta from diverse backgrounds, geographical areas, and walks of life. They bring passion and questions, energy and hope, curiosity and faithfulness to the collaborative, challenging, and creative work of building more just and compassionate communities—what Martin Luther King, Jr. and others have called the "Beloved Community." The Road offers young adults the opportunity to make connections between faith and social change, commit to community and simplicity, and grow in capacity for compassionate, courageous, and imaginative leadership. Every potential fellow must submit a general application, available here.