The application period for the upcoming 2017-18 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 - Toronto
3133 Bayview Ave,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M2K 1G2

Attn: Richard Schmelzle
Phone: 416-226-3102

The Toronto Fellows Program is devoted to developing disciples who can articulate, defend 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 Fellows Program 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. Institute 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.

The C.S. Lewis Institute in Toronto is currently in the development stages and is seeking like-minded and like-hearted men and women called to help establish a Fellows Program in the Toronto area by 2017. We are organizing an Advisory Board and are conducting a search for mentors. If you feel called to be a part of this discipleship movement, please contact us using the information below. And, for more information, please see the CSLI-Toronto Brochure

Richard Schmelzle, City Director
Phone: 416-226-3102

Richard Schmelzle is a practicing Chiropractor. Following graduation from Ohio Wesleyan University, Richard attended Chiropractic Colleges in Davenport, Iowa and Toronto, Canada. While in college, he became a Christian and was instrumental in establishing a Christian fellowship group. In 1966, he joined his father in practice in LeRoy, NY. He returned to Canada in 1969 when he was invited to join the Faculty of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. He helped establish Christian Chiropractors of Canada, a Canadian affiliate of the Worldwide Christian Chiropractors Association. The mission of CCC is Christian Fellowship, Outreach to colleagues and Support for Chiropractic Missions, including Short Term Missions. He was President of CCC for twenty years and during that time participated in STM’s to: Peru; Hungary; Hong Kong; Korea and the Philippines. His wife and young children joined him on these missions. He is married to Laurine and they have two adult children and five grandchildren.



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