The Forum For Theological Exploration (FTE)

Inspiring Tomorrow's Leaders

FTE is a leadership incubator that inspires young people to make a difference through Christian communities. 

Throughout history, inspired Christian leaders have been at the heart of vital communities of faith. These individuals serve the common good, strive for justice, share the Gospel and ultimately do God’s work. They enrich the world by creating actionable solutions and centers of care, like hospitals, schools, social services, civic organizations and churches.

Young Christian leaders from diverse backgrounds are called to be faithful innovators and change agents of their generation. With support, they will shape the future through communities of faith.

Cultivating Leaders for the Church and Academy

Since our founding in 1954, the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) has provided resources, events, networks, grants and fellowships to cultivate tomorrow’s leaders, pastors and theological educators. FTE provides a forum through which gifted, purposeful students, young adults and partners explore their passion, purpose and call.

Whether you are seeking to discern your vocation, or if you would like to partner with us in supporting young leaders, their teachers and the communities that call them into service, we welcome you.

Impact Reports

FTE is committed to supporting faithful leaders, organizations, and institutions who are courageously shaping and designing a more hopeful future. In these impact reports, you will learn more about the leaders and network of supporters who inspire our work and fuel our imagination.