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.
YEAR ONE APPLICATION
YEAR ONE RECOMMENDATION
The C.S. Lewis Fellows Institute in Annapolis seeks to reach people in every sphere of life. Taking part in CSLI events, followers of Jesus are motivated to be dedicated disciples and become mentors, teachers, lay leaders, clergy, i.e. ambassadors for Jesus. They learn to put nationalism, denominationalism, and any other person, institution, or thing that competes for Jesus' right to rule in our hearts at His feet, so that He may reign supreme over all we are and do!
We ask for your prayers as we strive to adopt George Muller's approach to ministry, that is: to do only what Jesus has ordained, only where He ordains it, and using only the resources He has provided so that "this ministry will bear witness to the fact that there is reality in dealing with God alone."
The C.S. Lewis Fellows Program is an intensive discipleship and mentoring program that focuses on theological and spiritual growth. Its goal is to develop disciples who can articulate, defend, and live out faith in Jesus in public and personal life. The Fellows Program in Annapolis is an extension of the C.S. Lewis Institute Fellows Program in Washington, D.C. which began in 1976 and stresses discipleship of heart and mind.
Who we are:
Rob Shepherd, City Director
Email | ph. 302-222-6973
Rob Shepherd is the City Director for the C.S. Lewis Institute Annapolis. Since completing the Fellows Program in 2014, he remained involved as a mentor and class manager in order to help others move into a deeper relationship with Jesus. He currently serves as a Baltimore-based Captain for Southwest Airlines and is a retired Air Force pilot, having spent twenty-five years flying mostly airlift aircraft and serving in three command positions. Rob holds degrees in Computer Science from the U.S. Naval Academy and University of Idaho. He also serves as a Senior Fellow and mentor with the Severn Leadership Group, an Annapolis-based group that seeks to inspire lives of selfless courage and service to others. Rob and his wife, Mary Beth, have two children and live in Pasadena, Maryland.
Jim Phillips, Teaching Fellow of the C.S. Lewis Institute
Email | ph. 717-421-5544
Jim Phillips served as the City Director for the C.S. Lewis Institute Annapolis from 2009 to 2020. He has over 30 years executive management experience in the Information Technology industry serving IBM and Computer Aid, Inc. (CAI). Jim is a 1975 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a U.S. Marine Corps Harrier pilot. Jim is currently pursuing post-graduate work at the University of Oxford in Theology and Religion. He and his wife Ann live in Annapolis, MD and attend the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel.
The facilitators of CSLI-Annapolis are George Anderson, Alan “Blues” Baker, John Bishop and Jim Hiskey. They are committed to the Institute and furthering discipleship in the Annapolis community.