C.S. Lewis Institute Atlanta



The application period for the upcoming 2020-21 Fellows Program is open.
We accept Fellows applicants from the Greater Atlanta area.



Year One Applications: You may complete the application using the web form (preferred) or the downloadable PDF (fill out by hand). If using the PDF, please print, then mail or fax the completed form to the Institute via the information listed below. Once your application has been submitted, please have your pastor and one non-related person who knows you well submit a Fellows Program Recommendation Form and return it directly to the Institute either via the web form or the information provided below.



Year Two Applicants: Please submit your Year Two application. Once your application has been submitted, please have your CSLI mentor submit a Fellows Program Recommendation Form and return it directly to the Institute either via the web form or the information provided below.



C.S. Lewis Institute - Atlanta
P.O. Box 81575
Atlanta, GA 30366
Attn: Bill Smith (men) or Ashley Decker (women)

Email: Men: b.smith@cslewisinstitute.org
Email: Women: a.decker@cslewisinstitute.org
Phone: 404-271-4124 / Fax: 270-916-4943

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For a full description of the elements of the Fellows Program, click here

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:

  • The C.S.Lewis Fellows Program, an intensive mentoring/discipleship program that focuses on spiritual and theological growth. Please watch "Atlanta Fellows Testimony Video" below to learn more.
  • Apologetics and Discipleship Seminars, through which world respected authors and speakers instruct and encourage participants about important aspects of life in the Kingdom of God.
  • Knowing & Doing, a quarterly publication with challenging articles, interviews, and reviews designed to nurture discipleship of heart and mind.
  • Informal gatherings, where the important issues of the day and of personal life can be explored from the perspective of biblical orthodoxy.

Click here for summary and application for Inklings: Fellows Revisited for 2019-20

Click here for schedule and assignments for Inklings: Fellows Revisited for 2019-20




P.O. Box 81575 - Atlanta, GA 30366
(404) 271-4124


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.

Read Bill's articles in Knowing & Doing, The Jesus Prayer & Blazing the North-South Trail.



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.

Read Jana's articles in Knowing & Doing, C.S. Lewis on the Problem of Pain & A Grief Observed.

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. 

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