Mission Statement

In the legacy of C. S. Lewis, we develop wholehearted disciples of Jesus Christ who will articulate, defend, share, and live their faith in personal and public life.

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We wholeheartedly accept the Apostles Creed, Nicene Creed and other creeds of the early church. Below is a brief summary of our core convictions for contemporary times.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in a loving unity of three persons: the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the full deity and humanity of Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His present rule as Head of the Church and in His personal return in power and glory.

How We Define Discipleship

A disciple is someone who has believed the message of the gospel, responded to the call of God in repentant faith, been baptized and, through the power of the Holy Spirit, is seeking to understand and obey all that Jesus taught his first disciples. (Matt 28:19)

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History of the Institute

Founded in 1976 by Dr. James Houston and James R. Hiskey, the Institute has focused on providing leading teachers who can address important issues of the day from the perspective of Biblical orthodoxy and also on discipling of individuals in small groups.

Why the name C.S. Lewis Institute?

The name of C.S. Lewis was chosen because of his focus on core essentials of the faith that reach across denominational boundaries. He was also an outstanding example of a lay person who came to Christ and lived out his faith in a secular calling. As a major figure in 20th century Christianity, he has been able to communicate his faith in a profound way.

“The C.S. Lewis Institute is one of the nation’s premier catalysts of the Christian mind, offering the churches a rich diet of spiritual and intellectual nourishment. I am thrilled by its vision for the future.” 

- Alister McGrath, Director, Oxford Center for Evangelism and Apologetics

Our Finances

“I am thankful for the C.S. Lewis Institute…especially for their conferences and Fellows Program. Each of these create helpful environments for spiritual formation and transformation, and I recommend them to you.”

- Richard J. Foster, author of Celebration of Discipline, founder of RENOVARE

We are supported by faithful friends who give of their time, expertise, prayers, and finances to further the work of the Institute. Let us know how you can help!

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