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Fellows Program Application Deadline – April 15, 2024

Instructions: Click APPLY to start your application. Please note that you are required to have two recommendation forms, one from your pastor or ministry leader AND
one from non-related person who knows you well, in order to complete your application package.

Year One Fellows Program

To share the recommendation link with your pastor/ministry leader and friend, simply click on the Recommendation button under the relevant program, copy the link and paste into an email to send to your recommender. Please note that your application packet will not be complete until we receive both recommendation forms along with a completed application.

The C.S. Lewis Institute in Chicago is designed to develop disciples who can articulate, defend, share and live faith in Christ in public and personal life. 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.

The Fellows Program

The CSLI Fellows Program offers a year of intensive training that leads to significant life-change. Unlike many discipleship programs, the Fellows program focuses on discipleship of both heart and mind. It involves Bible study, classic readings, lectures, group processing, personal spiritual mentoring and accountability — all in the context of a small group of like-minded believers. This year-long program is designed for those who want to live as fully committed disciples of Jesus Christ and make an impact for him in the world.

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The Fellows Program
2023-24 Schedule

May 27: Fellows Orientation

Sept. 8-10: Fellows Fall Retreat

Sept. 17: Fellows Potluck Dinner

Oct. 7: Fellows Lecture
Walking in the Holy Spirit

Nov. 4: Fellows Lecture
Being Transformed by Scripture

Dec. 2: Fellows Lecture
Growing in Prayer & Faith

Dec. 3: Fellows Christmas Party

Jan. 6: Fellows Lecture
Walking in Humility

Feb. 3: Urban Plunge
Living a Life of Love & Obedience

Mar. 2: Fellows Lecture
Pursuing God’s Call on Your Life

Apr. 6: Fellows Lecture
Cultural Apologetics

May 3: Apologetics Triplet/Quad

May 4: Apologetics Workshop

June 1: Fellows Lecture
Our Mission: Making Disciples

June 1: Fellows Commissioning

Conformed to His Image
Summer 2023 Study Group Schedule

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Course Description

June 7: Facet 1 – Relational Spirituality

June 14: Facet 2 – Paradigm Spirituality

June 21: Facet 3 – Disciplined Spirituality

June 28: Facet 4 – Exchanged Life Spirituality

July 5: Facet 5 – Motivated Spirituality

July 12: Facet 6 – Devotional Spirituality

July 19: Facet 7 – Holistic Spirituality

July 19: Facet 7 – Holistic Spirituality

July 26: Facet 8 – Process Spirituality

Aug. 2: Facet 9 – Spirit Filled Spirituality

Aug. 9: Facet 10 – Warfare Spirituality

Aug. 16: Facet 11 – Nurturing Spirituality

Aug. 23: Facet 12 – Corporate Spirituality

Aug. 30: Conclusion: Finishing Well

Jesus People Discipleship Workshop
Fall 2023 Schedule

Oct 2: Discipleship – A Brief Introduction

Oct 9: Discipleship – Mission Analysis

Oct 6: Discipleship – Building a Strategy

Oct 23: Discipleship – How to Start 


Broadcast Talks

A quarterly publication that presents ideas to cultivate Christ-like thinking and living.


presents an important message for daily living from the thoughts of C.S. Lewis in a one-page format.

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 Resource Library

Offers a variety of recordings from nationally recognized speakers, and our growing audio, video and print library.  Featuring free content from past seminars, including names like John Stott, Greg Ogden, J.I. Packer and Chuck Colson.

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The discipleship ministry of the C.S. Lewis Institute is made possible through your financial gifts, prayers and volunteerism. It can't be done without your partnership in this ministry.

Chicago Staff

Karl “KJ” Johnson

Karl “KJ” Johnson, Lt.Col., USMC (Ret.) is the Director of the C.S. Lewis Institute in Chicago where he oversees…

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Phone: (312)543-3222

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CS Lewis Institute Brochure

Overview Brochure

The C.S. Lewis Institute offers life-changing discipleship for those who are ready to be intentional about spiritual growth in Christ, and who desire for God to use them in powerful ways for His Kingdom. Read more. . .

Pastors Network

Join the Pastors Fellowship

The C.S. Lewis Institute desires not only to assist churches in making disciples, but also to encourage and equip pastors. The C.S. Lewis Institute Pastors Fellowship in Chicago seeks to minister to the ministers by providing timely and useful teaching and instruction via a series of luncheons. Please contact us at [email protected] to be informed on Pastors Fellowship gatherings.