FTE has distilled 20 years of accumulated wisdom about designing and facilitating discernment experiences, particularly with young adults. Now, FTE is sharing its facilitation practices and the science behind their efficacy in hopes of helping diverse groups of people discern purpose and call, catalyze leadership, transform their communities, and ultimately create a better world.
The President of FTE, Stephen Lewis holds lead responsibility for the strategic direction of FTE.
I do what I do in hopes that my work with good colleagues will have a lasting impact on everyday people and communities across the world. The future is inevitable. Communities of faith, their leaders and the next generation are important catalysts in shaping the future. There is no viable path to the future absent of developing faithful, wise and courageous leaders now. No other national organization is like FTE in shaping the future by developing leaders on behalf of a diverse church and the academy.
Christina Repoley directs and leads FTE's programs and initiatives centered on cultivating the next generation of diverse leaders for the church and academy.
I have been connected to FTE for over a decade. As a seminarian, FTE supported my own discernment and connected me to a network that helped me successfully found and grow Quaker Voluntary Service. After pouring my heart and soul into supporting young adults in discernment, ministry and service for nearly 10 years in the Quaker context, I am excited to now be able to support an even wider network of young adults discerning their call in the world and finding out what makes them come alive. FTE is uniquely positioned to be a prophetic voice for both the church and the world, while supporting current and future leadership of a diverse network of young people.
Darlene M. Hutto directs FTE’s young adult initiatives and builds an engaged community of young adults. She also provides interim leadership for FTE’s doctoral initiatives.
It is exciting to know that my life’s passion and love for ministry serves a critical mass of young adults—that’s worth coming to work. FTE provides me the opportunity to be engaged in conversation and service with the larger church in a way that I could not be if I were in a specific ministry. I work with leaders of congregations and church-related organizations that support young Christian leaders, and in so doing, have the chance to impact young adults who are exploring their call.
Explore the foundation and vision for FTE’s way of facilitating people and organizations to align their purpose, values, and action
Dive into the methodology that informs FTE’s facilitation of discernment and vocational exploration
Develop a plan for practicing facilitation in different contexts
Apply learned principles and practices to a particular context—prototype and experiment
Some experience is required. This event is for people who have some experience facilitating and are interested in learning FTE's approach and art to facilitating discernment, collaboration, and co-creation with different groups of people.
Yes, if they register to attend and cover their travel. On a case-by-case basis, persons will be subject to review.
The registration is $449 and includes all expenses (excluding travel) for 3 nights of lodging, meals, and materials.