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Application period for the 2023-2024 Chicago Fellows Program begins early February 2023

Instructions: Click APPLY to start your application. Please note that unless otherwise indicated you are required to have two recommendation forms, one from your pastor or ministry leader AND one from a non-related person who knows you well. To learn more about the Fellows programs, please click here.

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. Unless otherwise noted, your application package 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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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 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. . .

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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.


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