Francis Schaeffer (1912-1984) is most credited with and the founding of L'Abri and helping ignite political activism, apologetics as well as deep biblical philosophical thinking amongst Protestant evangelicals in the 1950's through the early 1980's. Schaeffer also challenge the wakening Church to what he saw as the increasing influence of secular humanism and a deterioration of solid Biblical Discipleship. Hs insights have challenged many people and churches to seek faith and reason to how we lead our life and mange Christ's Church. Francis Schaeffer did not ask of people to merely critique his work, rather it was his desire for Christian people to develop their skills in faith and reason, knowing His Word and applying Christ percepts into life and church. Thus, Schaeffer's work was called to be applied, as what he called, "True Spirituality." Our distinction from other "Schaeffer" organizations, is seeking to do as he exemplified in reference to how we do church. Most look to his works on philosophy and apologetics to which we wholeheartedly support. But we feel his call to reform the Church and point it back to Christ's preeminence and making disciples has gone mostly unheard.
Under Schaeffer's guidance and vision, started this endeavor in the late 70's as a "think-tank" to strategize how to reach and train pastors and church leaders to focus on Christ centered principles.
Because of God's call and Schaeffer's influence, we desire to see a church committed to His purpose and poured out to His ways. Then we will see revival through real prayer and devotion to His Lordship.
Currently the Francis A. Schaeffer Institute of Church Leadership Development is in partnership with Into Thy Word Ministries (another Francis Schaeffer vision). Our current task is the collecting articles and essays by the Late Francis Schaeffer, as well as researching his materials and making application of them to help lead the church into a better more biblical direction.
"We must avoid converting to martyrs the church leaders of counter-revolutionary activities. ... The Francis A. Schaeffer Trilogy: The God Who is There...
We are the Francis A. Schaeffer Institute of Church Leadership Development, Thinking and Providing Biblical and Grace Centered Theological Resources for the Church. We are most concerned with and accordingly aggressively researching and developing curriculums and challenge to pastors and church so seek our Lord first. We are committed to motivate Christian leaders and show them how they can be and do as Christ called, Make Disciples!