C.S. Lewis Institute - Atlanta
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The C.S. Lewis Institute Atlanta is devoted to developing disciples who will articulate, defend, and live their faith in Christ in personal and public life. The C.S. Lewis Institute Atlanta is an extension of the C.S. Lewis Institute in Washington D.C. which began in 1976 and stresses discipleship of heart and mind. The Institute works in partnership with local churches to help believers glorify God by becoming mature disciples of Jesus Christ who impact the spheres of influence to which God has called them. This discipleship occurs through:
Bill Smith is the Director of the C.S. Lewis Institute Atlanta. His desire is for fellow sojourners to grasp God’s perspective and experience God’s presence throughout all of life. Bill teaches in a variety of contexts including churches, schools, businesses, conference/retreat centers, coffeehouses, bookstores, and homes. He holds a B.S. in Biblical Studies from Toccoa Falls College and a M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Bill lives in Duluth, Georgia, with his wife, Lisa, and two daughters, Jessica and Jana.
Jana Harmon is a Teaching Fellow for C.S. Lewis Institute Atlanta and serves on the Atlanta Advisory Board and serves as an Adjunct Professor of Cultural Apologetics at Biola University. She holds a Ph.D. in Religion and Theology from the University of Birmingham in England, an M.A. in Christian Apologetics from Biola University, and an M.S. in Communication Disorders from University of Texas at Dallas. Her doctoral research studied the religious conversion of atheists to Christianity looking at the perspectives and stories of 50 former Atheists. She views apologetics through a practical, evangelistic lens.
Ashley Decker is the Women’s Program Coordinator for C.S. Lewis Institute Atlanta. After completing the Fellows Program in 2011, she remained involved as a mentor and volunteer and soon took her current position with CSLI Atlanta. Ashley is passionate about equipping believers to fully engage with God’s purposes in their lives. She enjoys teaching on identity in Christ, biblical community, and cultural engagement. Through her leadership of the mentors and Fellows classes, Ashley seeks to lead others to intellectual honesty and genuine, deepened faith. She has a B.A. in Print Journalism from Bob Jones University, is a CSLI Graduate Fellow, and an Oxbridge Graduate from the C.S. Lewis Foundation. Ashley lives in Peachtree Corners and enjoys hiking, traveling, live music, and collecting antique books.
The application period for the 2019-20 Fellows Program is Closed.