What You Are Apply­ing For

The Fel­low­ship of the Burn­ing Heart (FBH) is a com­mu­ni­ty expres­sion of Ren­o­varé. Before begin­ning, please down­load and read our core doc­u­ments and FAQ which describes FBH and its core values. 

Down­load Core Doc­u­ments (PDF) Down­load FAQ (PDF)

One-Year Pilot Groups

Three one-year pilots launch this year for the pur­pose of care­ful eval­u­a­tion. Our inten­tion is to build a sol­id frame­work and devel­op broad­en­ing local capac­i­ty over time. 

Each pilot is 18 peo­ple. This makes the gath­er­ings inti­mate. We are start­ing small, trust­ing God will pro­vide tim­ing for the growth and inclu­sion of all who desire to be a part of the fellowship.

Pilot I is for those liv­ing in Col­orado. Pilots II and III are dis­persed, and are for those who, at the end of the pilot, want to dis­cern with us launch­ing a local chapter.

Pilot I: Local to Colorado

  • An open­ing retreat and clos­ing retreat held Sep­tem­ber 20 – 24, 2018 & Sep­tem­ber 27 – 302019 at Cathe­dral Ridge in Wood­land Park, Colorado
  • Month­ly con­nec­tion with small group, vir­tu­al or in per­son where possible

Pilots II & III: Dis­persed, Lead­er­ship Development

Note: Lead­er­ship pilot appli­ca­tions are now closed.

  • An open­ing and clos­ing retreat. Because of inter­est, two lead­er­ship pilots are available:
    • Cincin­nati, OH (Nov 15 – 18, 2018 & Oct 17 – 21, 2019 at Trans­fig­u­ra­tion Spir­i­tu­al­i­ty Cen­ter) N
    • Mal­ibu, CA (June 6 – 9, 2019 & TBD, 2020 at Ser­ra Retreat Center)
  • Month­ly con­nec­tion with small group, vir­tu­al or in per­son where possible
  • A desire to launch a FBH chap­ter in your home area at the end of the pilot (Ren­o­varé and you would mutu­al­ly dis­cern if that is a good fit)

After the pilot you will be invit­ed to share your thoughts and expe­ri­ences to help us shape what FBH will become.


The total cost to par­tic­i­pate in the pilot is $1200 for both retreats. The fee cov­ers all room and board at a retreat cen­ter for three nights, pro­gram­ing costs, as well as month­ly facil­i­ta­tion and sup­port. The first $600 is due by June 30, 2018 to meet finan­cial com­mit­ments with the retreat cen­ters. The sec­ond $600 is due by June 30, 2019 or paid via month­ly install­ments which begin at lat­est after first retreat. 

There is a non-refund­able appli­ca­tion fee of $25 that will be applied to your bal­ance upon acceptance. 


Appli­ca­tions are now closed. You will hear back from us by June 1.

Before apply­ing, please read the core doc­u­ments and FAQ have a cred­it card avail­able for the $25 appli­ca­tion fee.

Also be pre­pared to answer the fol­low­ing ques­tions (you may find it eas­i­er to type these out ahead of time in a Word doc and paste in the answers):

  1. Describe why you want to be a part of the Fel­low­ship Burn­ing Heart Pilot; what attracts you to this kind of community? 
  2. What are the skills that make a per­son a healthy group par­tic­i­pant and what qual­i­ties do you bring to a lis­ten­ing community? 
  3. What do you envi­sion gain­ing from this expe­ri­ence and what might you give to it? 
  4. Short bio — what do you want us to know about you?

Note for lead­er­ship pilot appli­cants: in addi­tion to com­plet­ing your appli­ca­tion by click­ing the but­ton below, a char­ac­ter ref­er­ence is also need­ed. Please send your ref­er­ence the fol­low­ing link: ren​o​vare​.org/​f​b​h​-​r​e​f​e​rence 

Ques­tions? Email [email protected]​renovare.​org