May 30, 2018 - June 02, 2018 - Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center

Join an intergenerational, diverse community of leaders at FTE’s 2018 Christian Leadership Forum! Register to experience four unforgettable days of exploration, meaningful connections, and innovative tools to shape wise and faithful leaders.

This year, we will focus on the Courage to Build Beloved Communities. How is your faith community cultivating justice, peace and abundance for all God’s people? What are you doing to empower young people to teach, preach, and lead in ways that strengthen local communities and the wellbeing of all? How do we cultivate the courage in ourselves and others to do justice, love and walk humbly with God?

One of the brilliant aspects about the Christian Leadership Forum is that in one place—in this holy space—there’s multi-denominational, multi-racial, and intergenerational people across political spectrums and across theological spectrums, even within the Christian tradition. We come together to hold curiosity and to hold a holy conversation to experience what God is doing in our midst. There are not many places like that and this is why this is very important right now. – Rev. Jes Kast-Keat, West End Collegiate Church, New York, NY

Hear from Idealists

Rev. Traci Blackmon

Florissant, MO

Executive Minister of Justice & Witness Ministries, The United Church of Christ
Senior Pastor, Christ The King United Church of Christ

Rev. Dr. Ray Rivera

New York, NY

Founder and President, National Latino Evangelical Coalition (NaLEC)

So much of Christian leadership is not simply what you know or what you can do, but fostering a capacity to imagine a different possibility and who might help to bring that possibility into fruition with you. I have known few spaces as the Christian Leadership Forum that are as fruitful and enlivening in expanding our vision for what could be, and fostering a connection between potential partners for community, connection, and cooperation. – Brian Bantum, Seattle Pacific University and Seminary, Seattle, WA


Faith-rooted leaders who want to cultivate innovative and transformative leadership that fosters thriving Christian communities that join God's healing work in the world. This includes:

  • Church and Faith Leaders who accompany young adults in exploring the vocation and discernment of leadership in Christian ministry.
  • Theological Educators who prepare future pastors, scholars, and change agents for service in the church, community and the world.​

* Young adults exploring ministry and teaching will also be at the Forum but are nominated to apply to attend.


The Early Bird registration is $400.

After February 26, event registration increases to $500.

Your event registration covers the cost of food, housing and programming.

Housing will be onsite at the GA Tech Hotel and Conference Center.

Click here to register today!

Meet Our Idea Lab Hosts

Together, let’s explore the Courage to Build Beloved Communities. And let’s leave awakened to new possibilities to create thriving communities and ignite the gifts of young leaders.

May 30, 2018 - June 02, 2018 - Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center

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