Networks

Detailed information about the 2018 Forum is in the process of being updated. Please review the information from the 2017 Forum for a look at the quality of instructors, teaching, and content that will be available in the 2018 Forum's Networks.

Network Meetings will focus on specific groups of evangelical leaders and provide a high calibre of biblical teaching, training, and resources to address specific problems and needs.

There will be 26 Networks meeting concurrently at this year's Forum. Attendees are permitted to attend only one Network. When you apply to the Forum you are also applying to attend a particular Network. Participation in various Networks may be limited.  If you do not fit this description, you would not be invited to participate in this Network. See Network descriptions below.

Please note that prior preparation may be required for participants in any of the Networks.

 

EUROPEAN LEADERSHIP FORUM SPLIT-TRACK NETWORKS

This year we are splitting six popular Networks into multiple tracks.

EUROPEAN APOLOGETICS NETWORK

European Apologetics Network: Foundational Track Updated

Applicants should be those with evangelistic or apologetic gifts who have NOT attended the European Leadership Forum Apologetics Network in previous years. The purpose of the Network is to train, mentor, equip, and resource those evangelists and apologists who are seeking to communicate the Gospel in their local communities. This Network will be led by John Kirkpatrick, pastor of Portrush Presbyterian Church.

European Apologetics Network: Advanced Track Updated

Applicants should be those with evangelistic or apologetic gifts who have first attended the European Apologetics Network: Foundational Track and the European Evangelism Network. The purpose of the Network is to train, mentor, equip, and resource those evangelists and apologists who are seeking to communicate the Gospel in their local communities. This Network will be led by Bruce Little, Professor of Philosophy, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 

 

EUROPEAN BIBLE TEACHERS AND PREACHERS NETWORK

European Bible Teachers and Preachers Network: Foundational Track Updated

Applicants should be gifted local church pastors and lay preachers who want to develop their skills in expository preaching. This Foundational Track seeks to provide essential skills for communicating God's truth in engaging, relevant, and above all, biblical ways. This Network will be led by Peter Mead, Director of Cor Deo in England, and Huw Williams, pastor of the International Church of Torino in Italy. 

European Bible Teachers and Preachers Network: Advanced Track Updated

Applicants should be those who have either attended the European Bible Teachers and Preachers Network: Foundational Track or who have attended Langham Partnership Preaching conferences in their countries. The aim each year is to consider the challenges and opportunities presented by different biblical genres, building on the key skills gained in the foundational track. This Network will be led by Peter Mead, Director of Cor Deo in England, and Huw Williams, pastor of the International Church of Torino in Italy. 

 

EUROPEAN CHURCH PLANTERS NETWORK

European Church Planters Network: Groups 1-4 Updated

Applicants should be potential or active practitioners, coaches, assessors, or movement leaders within the field of of church planting. This year Groups 1-3 of the European Church Planters Network will meet together as a learning community. This learning community seeks to facilitate the best conversations possible around key topics that will bring about significant and long-lasting impact into the activity of the churches and organisations to which participants belong.  Group 4 will meet separately and will provide training for those interested in learning how coach church planters. 

Leading this Network will be Øivind Augland, leader of DAWN Network for Church Planting in Scandinavia; Theo Bunescu, CEO of Advance OÜ, a coaching and consuliting company in Estonia; Dietrich Schindler, church planting consultant, German Evangelical Free Church; Jiří Unger, General Secretary of the Czech Evangelical Alliance and member of the international leadership team of the M4 Church Planting Movement.  

 
 

EUROPEAN DISCIPLE-MAKING LEADERS NETWORK

European Disciple-Making Leaders Network: Foundational Track Updated

Applicants should be leaders who desire to develop maturity in the members of the body of Christ and are willing to grapple honestly with the responsibility to make disciples. This Network is designed for those who have NOT attended the European Leadership Forum Disciple-Making Leaders Network in previous years. This Track will be led by Mark Stirling, Director of the Chalmers Centre in Scotland.

European Disciple-Making Leaders Network: Advanced Track Updated

Applicants should be leaders who have previously attended the European Leadership Forum Disciple-Making Leaders Network: Foundational Track. The Advanced Track will help participants move from principles to practical application sensitive to each person's ministry context. This Track will be led by Jay Eastman, Team Leader for Mission to the World, and Emanuel Tundrea, Professor of Informatics and Spiritual Formation, Emanuel University

European Disciple-Making Leaders Network: Year-Round Mentoring Track Updated

Applicants should be leaders who have previously attended the European Leadership Forum Disciple-Making Leaders Network: Foundational Track and who commit to a year-round curriculum of webinr and in-person mentoring meetings. The Year-Round Mentoring Track will be led by John Musselman, President of the Jackson Institute, and Bill Lohnes, President of Narrow Gate EFL.

 

EUROPEAN LEADERS OF CHRISTIAN ORGANISATIONS NETWORK

European Leaders of Christian Organisations Network: Groups A and B Updated

Applicants should be leading or helping to lead Christian organisations or churches.  They should be seeking practical tools and biblically-based solutions in key problem areas of the leader's role. The Network will be led by Bill Skowera, Dave Sveen, and Kurt Tillman, of Cedarstone Partners. 

European Leaders of Christian Organisations Network: Year-Round Mentoring Track

Participants should be senior leaders in their respective organisations who have a deep desire to grow into their full potential and are eager to receive mentorship. The Network will be led by Bobb Biehl, executive mentor and the President of Masterplanning Group International.

 

EUROPEAN LEADERSHIP FORUM NETWORKS

European Academic Network Updated

Applicants should be teaching or leading in a university, seminary, bible institute, or other post-secondary educational institution or graduate students who hope to serve Christ in the academy.  This Network will help academicians from a wide spectrum of disciplines to think about their discipline from a Christian worldview, attain excellence in teaching and research, share Christ with others, and maintain spiritual fervor.  Leading this Network will be Daryl McCarthy, Vice President of Academic Programs and Strategy, Forum of Christian Leaders. 

European Artists Network Updated

Applicants should be artists who are engaging with society or the church. The Network provides a haven where Christian artists gather in community for relationship, spiritual nourishment, deep thinking, professional growth, and strategic possibilities. Leading this Network will be Charles David Kelley, founder of Bridge Builders International.

European Church Revitalisation Network New

Applicants should be church leaders interested in receiving the spiritual leadership and skills they need to revitalise declining churches and build sustained growth, health, and spiritual vitality. This Network will be led by David Brown, Chairman of the Evangelism Commission for the French National Council of Evangelicals (CNEF).

European Evangelism Network

Applicants should be evangelists, pastors, and lay evangelists who want to be equipped to be share the gospel messages in ways that are relevant, biblical, and credible.  The Network brings together some of the best evangelists from across europe to provide fresh understandings, best practices, and biblically rooted insights. 

European Media Communicators Network Updated

Applicants should be current or potential leaders who are gifted communicators in the media (in such creative fields as Journalism, Film, TV or Internet) who want to relate biblical Christian faith to contemporary popular culture in a way that is both authentic and relevant. This Network will be co-led by Lars Dahle, Lausanne Senior Associate for Media Engagement and Associate Professor at NLA University College Gimlekollen, and Margunn Serigstad Dahle, Associate Professor at NLA University College Gimlekollen. 

European Mission Leaders Network

Applicants should be leaders of mission organisations or missiologists who wish to understand and address contemporary issues, common challenges, and the changing face of missions in Europe. This Network will be led by Rolf Kjöde, Director of Continuing Education and External Courses at NLA University College.

European Organisational Development and Fundraising Network Updated

Applicants should be those individuals interested in learning how to do development and fundraising through a variety of biblically-based principles. The Network will be taught by Jerry Twombly, Senior Partner, the Aspiran Group.

Applicants should be leaders involved in pastoral care or personal discipleship ministries. The Network will focus on common pastoral issues, with the aim of building basic pastoral skills grounded in a biblical understanding, and approach to, to the human heart. Leading this Network will be Pablo Martinez, psychiatrist and former President, Spanish Evangelical Alliance.

European Professional Counsellors Network Updated

Applicants should be professional or professional counsellors in training. This Network will examine the biblical framework for Christian counselling and will involve daily lectures as well as  case study discussions. Leading this Network will be Richard Winter, Psychotherapist and Emeritus Professor of Practical Theology and Counselling at Covenant Theological Seminary.

European Politics and Society Network Updated

Applicants should be those who are working in areas of politics, campaigning, or community action. Both seasoned campaigners and aspirant politicians will benefit from the input of leading thinkers and practitioners.This Network will be led by Nola Leach, Chief Executive of CARE (Christian Action, Research, and Education) and Charlie Hoare, consultant for CARE.

European Scientists Network Updated

Applicants should be involved in full-time scientific work or have a strong interest and background in the integration of science and Christianity. This Network will be led by Alexander Fink, Director of the Institute for Faith and Science, and Peter Imming, Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry in Germany. 

European Theologians Network Updated

Applicants should be involved in full-time theological education (such as teachers, professors, and Theology  students). This Network will be led by Dirk Jongkind, Research Fellow in New Testament at Tyndale House and the John W. Laing Fellow at St Edmund's College, Cambridge and Michael Reeves, President and Professor of Theology at Union School of Theology.

European Youth Ministry Leaders Network Updated

Applicants should be currently involved in youth ministry and seeking to develop their gifts to better reach and disciple the young generation. Leading this Network will be Dave Patty, Founder and President of Josiah Venture and Terry English, Director of Training for Josiah Venture.

 

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