D.C. Metro Area Fellows

The application period for the upcoming 2016-17 Fellows Program
is now closed.

C.S. Lewis Institute
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 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 Reach 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. 

 


 

 

Thomas A. Tarrants, III, D. Min., Fellows Program Director
E-mail / ph. 703-914-5602

Tom Tarrants has lived in the Washington, D.C. area since 1978 and served as President of the C.S. Lewis Institute from 1998 to April 2010. Prior to coming to the Institute, he served as co-pastor of Christ Our Shepherd Church in Washington, D.C. He is the author of two books, and consults with churches and organizations seeking to develop discipleship programs and materials to strengthen the local church. Tom holds a Master of Divinity Degree, as well as a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Christian Spirituality. He is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Church Alliance.

 

Melanie Sorli, Fellows Program Coordinator 
E-mail / ph. 703-914-5602

After completing her Masters in Business Administration at Boston University, Melanie worked with urban churches and faith-based organizations in Boston for 7 years as part of the Emmanuel Gospel Center, where she helped build educational supports, worked in development and provided organizational consulting to urban churches and communities in the Boston area. In 2005 she and her husband Gisle came to Alexandria where they have been raising their three boys among wonderful neighbors and friends. 

 
 

 

 
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