Welcome to CSLI Northeast Ohio
Discover how discipleship is changing lives in Northeast Ohio.
Now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 Fellows Programs
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 Northeast Ohio 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 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 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.
Download the Fellows Program Brochure
A quarterly publication that presents ideas to cultivate Christ-like thinking and living.
A monthly one-page message for daily living featuring thoughts from C.S. Lewis.
Dawn Treader News
Monthly e-newsletter with activities and ideas geared to help parents disciple their children from preschool through the teen years.
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.
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.
Northeast Ohio Staff
Michael Zalar is the City Director of the Northeast Ohio C. S. Lewis Institute. He is a retired school…
Bethann Valantine, Fellows Program Director, joined the team in Northeast Ohio in 2013, after serving 13 years at Pregnancy…
Daniel Semelsberger, CSLI Resident Scholar, serves as the Resident Scholar for the Northeast Ohio location of the C.S. Lewis…
C.S. Lewis Institute
P.O. Box 4970
Youngstown, Ohio 44515
Michael Zalar, City Director
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (419) 262-5500
Beth Valantine, Fellows Program Director
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (330) 881-0235
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