Fellows with the Lumen Research Institute pursue lines of research with colleagues at various institutions around the world. However, they also work together as members of an institute working group. Those working groups are determined by the institute’s mission, perceived needs, expertise of fellows, and available funding. In addition to contributing to the efforts of a working group, members also contribute in their own ways to an institute-wide research project. For example, from 2016-2018 the institute pursued “The State of the Evangelical Mind” project. From 2019-2020 the fellows will be pursuing the “Public Intellectuals and the Common Good” project. As with the working groups, that institute-wide project is determined by the institute’s mission, perceived needs, expertise of fellows, and available funding. Also, both of these emphases successfully targeted publications and symposia, along with a litany of individual presentations.