The holiest moment of the church service is the moment when God’s people—strengthened by preaching and sacrament—go out of the church door into the world to be the church. We don’t go to church; we are the church.Canon Ernest Southcott
FTE believes that community is nurtured both in and outside the walls of the church. Our events convene tomorrow’s leaders, those who teach them and the communities that call them. Through these gatherings, FTE facilitates an environment of mutual support and inspiration. Emerging leaders recognize that their peers wrestle with questions and concerns similar to their own, and they develop new skills and insights to affirm and broaden the way they envision their calling. Next steps in their vocational exploration become actionable, and these young leaders go forth well equipped to pursue leadership opportunities and do God’s work in the world.
FTE’s Regional Discernment Retreat gathers a diverse group of young adults with Christian leaders who are making an impact in their communities. This event will offer an opportunity for young adults to explore deep questions about their purpose and passion.
The FTE Alumni Consultation is an annual gathering of alumni of the FTE Doctoral Fellowships hosted in conjunction with the Annual Meetings of the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature.