D.C. Metro Area Fellows

Year 1 and Year 2 applications for the 2020-21 Fellows Program will be available starting February 1, 2020! 


C.S. Lewis Institute - Washington DC
8001 Braddock Rd, Suite 301
Springfield, VA 22151
Email: fellows@cslewisinstitute.org
Phone: 703-914-5602, ext. 5114 / Fax: 703-894-1072

The C.S. Lewis Institute Fellows Program in the D.C. Metro Area is designed to develop disciples who can articulate, defend, share and live faith in Christ in public and personal life. The basis of the program is to help mature believers go deeper in their faith through a year-long training in discipleship of heart and mind. Through solid lectures, readings, small group discussions, Bible study, and one-on-one mentoring, the Fellows Program has proven to provide a transformational experience for those who go through the year-long program.

Michael Ramsden, Director of the Oxford Center for Christian Apologetics, calls the program “the most effective discipleship program I’ve seen anywhere in the world.” Gail Thompson, a Christian counselor and former Fellow, calls it “the single most effective resource I’ve experienced in my 34 years of ministry”.

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

The C.S. Lewis Institute in Washington D.C. 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. We offer a variety of tools and resources for ongoing spiritual growth:

  • 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.
  • Pastors Network The Institute desires not only to assist churches in making disciples, but also to encourage and equip pastors. The C.S. Lewis Institute partners with One Heart DC, which fosters partnerships among DC area churches, to minister to the area pastors by providing timely and useful teaching, evangelistic training and instruction. 
  • Knowing & Doing - a quarterly publication with challenging articles, interviews, and reviews designed to nurture discipleship of heart and mind.
  • Reflections - Published monthly, Reflections presents an important message for daily living from the thoughts of C.S. Lewis in a one-page format.
  • The Dawn Treader News - monthly e-newsletter with activities and ideas geared to help parents disciple their children from preschool through the teen years.
  • Spiritual Check Up - a tool for assessing one's growth in Christ.
  • Bible Reading Plan - read through the whole Bible using a plan that has been helpful to many people connected with the Institute.
  • Our free audio library offers a variety of recordings from nationally recognized speakers, and our growing video library features free videos from past seminars, including names like John Stott, Ravi Zacharias, Greg Ogden, J.I. Packer and Chuck Colson. Please visit our Resources page for these and other materials.


Carl P. Wylie (Interim-Director) is retired after 37 years with the Department of the Treasury in Information Technology. In his career, he managed a data center, established a disaster recovery site and managed workstation and email support for the Office of the Secretary. He is a former Year Two C.S. Lewis Fellow, and has served for over 12 years as a mentor for C. S. Lewis Fellows. Carl has a B.S. in Mathematics from Auburn University and an M.S. in Information (Computer) Science from Georgia Tech.  He and his wife, Kareen, have two children and seven grandchildren and attend Fourth Presbyterian Church where he has served as an Elder.


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