DISCERNForum for Theological Exploration FTE Leaders


Young Adults & Students

WHEN: September 29, 2022 - October 02, 2022

DISCERN is an opportunity for young adults to make connections and discern how they can make a difference in the world through Christian communities. FTE is excited to announce this year’s national discernment retreat will be held in person. If you are interested in applying to attend please take a look at the criteria below. We also invite faith leaders to nominate up to three young adults.

Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • Not yet enrolled in seminary
  • Between the ages of 18-30
  • Reside in the US or Canada
  • Interested in making a difference in the world through the church
  • Thoughtful, curious, and open to learning Inspiring others to action
  • Interested in leadership and guided by their faith and service
  • Have not previously attended an in-person FTE event

Participants can expect opportunities to:

  • Discover their purpose, passion, and call
  • Connect with like-minded peers, faith leaders, and mentors
  • Explore innovative models of ministry
  • Participate in thought-provoking conversations about the future of the church and academy, and more!

Nominations Due: July 8

Applications Due: July 18

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