The Francis A. Schaeffer Institute of Church Leadership Development
Thinking and Providing Biblical and Grace-Centered Theological Resources for the Church
The inward area is the first place of loss of true Christian life, of true spirituality, and the outward sinful act is the result. Francis Schaeffer
January 30, 2012 is Francis A. Schaeffer's '100th' centennial of life celebration (1912-1984)!
Those of us who had the pleasure to know him or work in his legacy cannot fathom the thoughts or write down the words of the impact Francis Schaeffer has had. For us, expect for our Lord and Savior, no one has had a deeper, more profound, and lasting impression. Perhaps, no one, has had 'deeper' life ministry impact in character, in thought or in 'being' on Conservative and Reformed Evangelicalism. God's Word impacted his words and his wisdom reflected God precepts to his writings that we have to keep us honed and challenged. Those of us here at FSICLD, being researchers for his ideas and practicum.... All we can say is wow and thank-you! Thank-you to our Lord for giving us such a man to help challenge and hone us. Thank-you for giving us such a great mind that we can set as an example, a character that we can model, a legacy that we can follow and an impact that we can spread.
Here are some good overviews of his impact:
Francis Schaeffer Biography
The Need to Read Francis Schaeffer
What Can We Learn From Francis Schaeffer?
is in total control, and thus, we can trust our Lord completely. So, do you?
More here: Schaeffer Archive
Continuing the Legacy and Influence of Francis Schaeffer with New Research and Findings
Under Schaeffer's guidance and vision, ITW (Into Thy Word) and FASICLD were started in Carmel California as a "church guild," think-tank and Bible literacy project. This endeavor came into fruition the late 70's to strategize how to reach and train pastors and church leaders to focus on Christ centered principles.
It is our VISION and call, and commitment to point the church back onto the path of making disciples. It is our passion and directive to lead Christians away from our false perceptions and into His Way.
We are a 501 3 c "Christian Think Tank" who conducts research on Church Trends, Biblical Precepts as well as digging into Schaeffer's thoughts on "True Spirituality." We believe these can be powerful tools for a "church force," So you can build and lead a better church for Christ's glory. Our vision is combining the efforts of the "Francis A. Schaeffer Institute of Church Development" and "Into Thy Word Ministries," to provide you with the findings of our think-tank, research papers, curriculums helps for researchers, pastors and churches to apply essential thinking to faith for Christ's glory...
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.
Articles and pictures from our founder and others contributing to his philosophy and call to action. 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.
We provide research and resources for discipleship and leadership training. We bring to pastors, church leaders, church planters, seminaries, and Bible schools biblical curriculums, research, encouragement to be a "paraclete" which means to come along side to equip those who do.
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (John 14:26-15:26). The Triune God has created humanity in His own image and has called us to manifest and reflect personal holiness through trust and obedience to His Word and commandments.
Through His Word and the Holy Spirit, we strive to bring the gift of a life that is fully surrendered to God. We approach all of our work and life under God's control and leadership.
Into Thy Word Ministries Family of Websites
Our Blog www.acts29.org
(Here, we tell you like it is, and we are not so nice!)
The Schaeffer Institute is now seeking to raise funds through real estate ventures.
Into Thy Word on You Tube:
We were founded in 1978, Under Francis A. Schaeffer's guidance and vision.
About the cofounder and man behind the words.
"Into Thy Word Ministries" Statement of Financial Responsibility.
Our articles, research, essays and curriculums are designed for any Christian, church leader or pastor to get to know and teach the Bible better.
Because of God's calland 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.
The principle focus of FASICLD for the last 20 plus years is seeking why so many churches are failing.
The Institute is incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization and depends on gifts and contributions from friends and donors.