After returning from their internships, Elijah students spend the final nine months of the program living together in Dexter House. Sharing life together over meals, times of fellowship, and the daily rhythms of schoolwork, household tasks and conversation give the Elijah students the opportunity to learn more about themselves and about the importance of community, and to work together at embodying what they are learning.
"Being involved in the Elijah Project has not only given me the questions and vocabulary needed when thinking about my life, my role in the world, and my commitment to Christ and his Calling, but it has also blessed me with brothers and sisters with whom I am able to discuss these questions as we live together in community, a community surrounded by love, laughter, a shared love for people and their Creator, meaningful discussion, and food. It is the perfect combination and has become a defining experience in my time at Gordon; I could not have asked for more."
– Truett Smith
"The small seminar setting of the Elijah Project encouraged deep and diverse discussions that continued into our home our second semester. We, the participants, were able to enjoy true fellowship in which there was renewal and transformation. I really cannot imagine my Gordon experience without the Elijah Project. It was the turning point of my college career."
– Jae Lim Jeon
"The fact that the Elijah Project is a communal endeavor has been an incredible blessing to me. Your own thoughts about vocation and Christian responsibility are valuable, but the added input and perspective of a dozen or more peers is often mind-blowing in a wonderful way. It may sound cliché, but it’s true: it is a rare opportunity to be a part of such a uniquely focused and intentional community."
– Chelsea Revell
"One of the benefits of the Elijah Project is that the important conversations that begin in the classroom cross over into daily thoughts and fellowship time around the house. You and your housemates are working with the same knowledge, thinking about some of the same questions. We talk about living responsibly in light of current global issues, and the internships and the house life provide an environment to explore what that looks like."
– Sandra Sonley