Gathering in Community

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.


Young Adults & Students

DISCERN is a three-day retreat where attendees will explore innovative models of ministry and participate in thought-provoking conversations around purpose, passion and call. Attendees will also have an opportunity to connect with and learn from our Theologians in Residence Rev. Nelson and Joyce Hobson Johnson.

Church & Faith Leaders

Join us at the 2019 Campus Ministry Theological Exploration of Vocation (CMTEV) Annual Gathering to connect with a community of peers and discover ways to nurture young Christian leaders as they explore vocation and call within your campus ministry.

Young Adults & Students

Future Events

Church & Faith Leaders

Future Events