Thanks to a generous gift from Dr. and Mrs. Early Bailey, the Center for Christian Faith & Culture is pleased to announce the Bailey Fellowship Program. The goal of the program is to develop and mentor individual students, encouraging them to embrace and participate in the Center’s mission and to promote our work within the student population and the broader community.

Fellowship Award:

  • $500.00 per student, per semester
  • Individual students are eligible for the Fellowship for up to three semesters.
  • The Center will offer three Bailey Fellowships per semester.
  • The fellowship will also cover expenses for field trips, retreats, and other activities.


  • All majors and academic disciplines at Malone University
  • Completion of at least 30 hours of study at Malone
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher

Program elements:

  • Attendance at events and activities hosted by the Center when possible
  • Participation in faculty-led reading groups, which meet on campus and at faculty member’s homes
  • Planning and participating in morning and evening prayer services
  • Planning and participating in field trips and academic retreats
  • Students may register for internship or practicum credit of up to three hours per semester depending upon their academic program needs.
  • Specific duties and activities, such as those listed above, may change somewhat each semester

 Our Mission

  • The Center for Christian Faith & Culture exists to explore the wisdom of the Christian intellectual tradition in order to foster theological literacy, prayerful contemplation, and faithful reasoning within the Church, the academy, and other areas of professional life.

Our Vision

  • We aim to foster a rich Christian culture characterized by theological literacy, practical wisdom, and spiritual discernment. We envision Christian families, churches, schools, as well as business and community leaders better equipped to navigate these confused times with Christian wisdom and moral integrity.

Our Values

  • Our approach is both ecumenical and orthodox, and our theological orientation is captured by what C.S. Lewis described as “mere Christianity.” The Center aims to promote the spiritual substance of (to use another phrase from Lewis) a “deep church.”