The application period for the upcoming 2020-21 Fellows Program is open.



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.




C.S. Lewis Institute - Dallas
111 S. Winnetka Ave.
Dallas, TX  75208
Attn: Fred Durham
Email: f.durham@cslewisinstitute.org
Phone: 214-669-4586 Fax: N/A

The C.S. Lewis Institute in Dallas is devoted to developing disciples who can articulate, defend, share and live faith in Christ in public and personal life; we are an extension of the C.S. Lewis Institute in Washington D.C., which began in 1976 and stresses discipleship of mind and the heart.  The Institute works in partnership with local churches and ministries 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.
  • 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.



Service Day at Bonton Farms

Come join us as we serve alongside an incredible organization right here in Dallas that is committed growing the best-tasting, healthiest produce in a once forgotten and neglected part of the city, while also inspiring hope through nutrition programs, career mentorship, housing stability and education.

We will be helping out at the farm on Bexar street from 9:30 - 12:30 doing everything from feeding animals, to cleaning out coops and pens and watering new plants and trees. Whatever needs to be done! And for those who are able to stay a bit longer, we will also be enjoying lunch together afterward in their highly acclaimed cafe at the Bonton Market (Entrees cost $8.50-$10)

For more information about Bonton Farms, please click HERE

Come ready to get your hands dirty, your heart encouraged by transformative community work and your belly full of great, fresh food!


Highlights from a Dallas Event


On December 5, 2017 Os Guinness spoke at a luncheon sponsored by C.S. Lewis Institute in Dallas and hosted by Grace Bible Church, Dallas. Dr. Guinness spoke on “The Forgotten Secret of American Freedom: A Tribute To The 500th Anniversary Of The Reformation. We hope it will inform and bless you as much as it did those able to attend that day.

  Listen to Os Guinness  
The Forgotten Key to American Freedom: A Tribute to the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

Fred Durham is the Director of the C.S. Lewis Institute in Dallas, Texas. He has been a pastor for over 40 years serving in the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. During those years he has served as a District Superintendent, supervising over 60 churches and as the Assistant to the Bishop. Always active in community affairss, Fred has served as mayor of two of the cities where he has pastored, Winnsboro, TX and Trenton, TX.  He is also the founder and president of Alighieri Press, a ministry of publishing, speaking, and event sponsorship. Fred is a graduate of Southern Methodist University (B.A., 1970; MTS, 1973). He has been married for 48 years to his beautiful wife, Teresa. They have three wonderful grown children, one wonderful daughter-in-law, and seven even more wonderful grandchildren.


Kathleen Durham serves as Program Coordinator for the C.S. Lewis Institute - Dallas. She is a speaker, retreat leader, and author who is passionate about teaching Scripture, bringing it to life for God’s people and helping them discover its depth, richness, and beauty. She is a graduate of Belmont University (Spanish, minor in Italian), Georgetown University (Masters and A.B.D. in Spanish and Portuguese Literature and Cultural Studies), and the Oxford Center for Christian Apologetics, Oxford University. Currently she serves as a Community Advocate for ACT, a Dallas ministry which uses innovative approaches to build safer inner-city neighborhoods through building relationships and empowering neighbors to take a stand for their community.



Fred Durham, City Director
Phone: 214-669-4586

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