2015 Christian Leadership Forum

FTE hosts the national Christian Leadership Forum each summer for diverse young adults, students, scholars and church leaders to explore vocational questions about ministry and teaching, exchange ideas and connect with a community of peers. In 2015 participants explored why an active faith matters. During the past five decades, we have witnessed transformative change throughout our country as a result of faithful, wise and courageous leaders working on behalf of God’s vision for the world. When Christian communities and their leaders have been motivated by an active faith, the church is a relevant and powerful witness to a hopeful future.


Active Faith Matters: 2015 FTE Christian Leadership Forum Reflections

Does an Active Faith Matter? This is the question explored by nearly 200 faithful leaders at the 2015 FTE Christian Leadership Forum. Over three days in Dallas, FTE hosted a diverse, intergenerational gathering of Christian leaders—seminarians, faith-based community workers and volunteers, doctoral students, leaders of theological schools, congregations and church-related organizations. This publication includes insights and reflections from several Forum participants as well as written pieces from FTE’s Stephen Lewis and Dori Baker. Click here to download the 2015 Christian Leadership Forum Report. 


Christian Leadership Forum Information Booklet

Click here to download this year’s Christian Leadership Forum Information Booklet or click the image above to read the booklet. The booklet includes the agenda, a list of leadership and participants, facility maps and much more.



FTE and McKinney, TX | Brooke Taylor

Re-Arranged by the Spirit | Amy R. Barbour

The Landscape of Liturgy: A Liturgical Die-In | Ashley Goff

Active Faith is Urgent | Chris McCain

Racism: The Most Sinful of Legacies | Lauren Frances Guerra


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FTE Leaders App

Download the FTE Leaders app available in the iTunes and Google Play stores. In addition to event details, the app provides resources for young adults exploring ministry as a vocation, future theological educators and faith communities that surround these leaders.