Detailed information about the 2018 Forum is not yet available but will be posted in the future. 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 Workshops.

All European Leadership Forum participants have the opportunity to attend two workshops each day of the Forum. 

Post-Luncheon Workshops are optional and are conducted from 14:45-16:00.

Afternoon Workshops are conducted each day from 16:15 to 17:30.

In 2017, the Workshops programme will feature several Workshops will feature FOCL Talks.  These are highlighted in blue cells in the table belowWhat is a FOCL Talk?


How to Sign Up

Step 1 – Review the Post-Luncheon Workshops and Afternoon Workshops below.  When you click on a link in the table, it will take you to the Workshop summary on the speaker's page, so you can see all of his or her speaking topics. You will find the speaker's bio at the top of each linked page.

Step 2 - Once you have decided which Workshops you would like to attend, log back into your registration account using the link below ("Sign up here"), and click OK. Note that you will need the confirmation number you received when you originally registered for the Forum. Note that bios and summaries can also be found in the registration form, too.

Step 3 - Once you have signed back in to your account:

  • Click the blue Modify button which can be found a little below the middle of the page on the left.
  • Click Next at the bottom right of the page until you reach the Registration Items section of your account.
  • Choose which sessions you'd like to attend. 

Sign up here

The deadline for signing up is April 17

2017 Post-Luncheon Workshops






Leading in Society and the Workplace

Leading as a Christian in the Public Square

Fiona Bruce



Human Trafficking: The Sexy Cause and Why the Church is Not Called to Rescue

Ioana Sandescu



From Tyndale to Galileo: Grace and Space

David Block


Does Evolution Work? Mathematical Models Show Its Possibilities and Limitations

Peter Korevaar

Questions Asked by Teenagers Regarding Science and the Bible and Answers to Them

Peter Imming

Resilience in Leadership

When Springs Dry Out: Burnout among Leaders in Ministry

Jelena Sivulka


Resilience in Life and Ministry

Kirsten Birkett

Can You Lead a Growing Ministry without Being Overwhelmed, Overstretched, and Exhausted?

Ramez Atallah

Healthy Marriage

Solid Love in a Liquid Society: Nourishing Your Marriage

Pablo Martinez

What Are Some Key Principles and Processes in Developing a Healthy Marriage?

Ole-Magnus Olafsrud

Five Truths That Will Transform Your Marriage

Ed Welch

Relational Evangelism

Entering the World of a Nonbeliever: Loving People and Sharing the Gospel

Tim Griffin

How Do I Climb Out of the Friendship Trench?

Avi Snyder

From Mafia to Ministry: The Power of Personal Testimony in Evangelism

Slavko Hadzic

Personal Leadership

The Role of Hope in Leadership

Josef Pavlinak

Power Questions in Leadership

Emoke Tapolyai

The Making of a Leader: Leadership of a Man after God's Own Heart

Ann Blaser

Parenting and Caring for Young People

Five Truths that Shape How You Parent

Ed Welch

What Kids Need Most from Their Dad - Especially if He is in Ministry

Dave Patty


Church Growth and Revival

Why Has the Evangelical Church in France Grown by 1000%?

David Brown

Spiritual Revivals and Awakenings: When God Works in Great Power

John Woodbridge

The Danger of Quantitative Growth without Qualitative Growth

Israel Ortiz

Apologetics and the Intellectual Life

How to Approach Any Intellectual Discipline from a Christian Worldview

Peter J. Williams

Moral Objections to the Old Testament

Peter J. Williams

The Gospel and the Mind: Recovering and Shaping the Intellectual Life

Brad Green

Art and Christianity

Christians and Literary Art: How to Build a Healthy Relationship

Adam Szabados

The Christian Artist: Inside and Outside of the Church

Delta David Gier

How Art and Artists Can Enhance Your Ministry

Charles David Kelley

Being an Effective Leader

What Happens When a Woman is Called by God into a Leadership Role

Dana Hanesova

How to Accomplish What You Want to Do: Time Management

John Lenton

Strategic Business Principles We Should Apply to Missions and Ministries

Lord Robert Edmiston

A Christian Worldview and the World

Serving God in the Workplace: Finding Direction, Joy, and Worship on the Job

Daryl McCarthy

How Does God Use Suffering and Persecution in His Kingdom?


Aftershocks! Does the Church Have an Effective Theology of the Environment?

Las Newman



2017 Afternoon Workshops






Church Leadership

How to Bring Life to Dying Churches: A Polish Perspective on Church Revitalisation

Andrzej Bajenski

Planting Mission-Shaped Churches

Martin Robinson

M4: A Systematic Training for Church Planters and Teams? 

Oivind Augland

Learning Communities: Creating Results through Innovative Educational Environments

Tom McGehee

Leadership Development

The Qualities of an Effective Christian Leader

John Stevens

FOCL Talk 1: The Strategic Planning Arrow

FOCL Talk 2: Organizational Chart Model

Bobb Biehl

FOCL Talk 1: Team Focus Arrow

FOCL Talk 2: Process Charting Process

Bobb Biehl

FOCL Talk 1: The 7 Vital Signs and 5 Critical Standards

FOCL Talk 2: The Leadership Star

Bobb Biehl

Biblical Authority

Letters from God: The Authority and Relevance of the New Testament Letters

Leif Nummela

Introduction to the Greek New Testament

Dirk Jongkind

How the Bible Came Together

Dirk Jongkind


Why Do We Believe the Bible is Communication from God?

Stefan Gustavsson


Contemporary Issues in Sexuality

FOCL Talk 1: What is the Transgender Agenda?

FOCL Talk 2: What Should the Christian Response to the Transgender Agenda Be?

Peter Saunders

Telling a Better Story: The Bible, Sex, and Human Flourishing

Glynn Harrison

FOCL Talk 1: Leadership and Sexual Integrity

FOCL Talk 2: Strategies for Avoiding Sexual Temptation

John Stevens

How Can Christians Respond More Effectively to the Sexual Revolution?

Glynn Harrison

Understanding and Engaging Islam

ISIS, Islam, and Jesus: Are They Connected?

Fouad Masri

Allah and Yahweh - Not the Same God

Beth Grove


Why are Muslims Coming to Christ? The Top 3 Reasons Why Muslims Come to Faith

Fouad Masri

Being a Muslim Woman

Hatun Tash

Reaching Young People

Word in the City: Sharing the Bible with the Missing Generation

Simon Lennox


Understanding Today's Teenagers and How to Reach Them

Terry English

Reaching Youth in Europe: Four Priorities

Helder Favarin

How Do You Create an Event with Impact?

Evi Rodemann

Maintaining Emotional Health

Finding Peace in the Grip of Stress

Emoke Tapolyai

FOCL Talk 1: The Many Faces of Depression

FOCL Talk 2: Accepting Vulnerability to Depression

Richard Winter

The Value of Negative Emotions and How to Address Them

Eric Johnson

FOCL Talk 1: Exploring Causes and Cures for Depression

FOCL Talk 2: Moving into Healing and Hope from Depression

Richard Winter

Christian Relationships

FOCL Talk 1: A Theology for Relationships

FOCL Talk 2: Relational Wisdom in Action

Ken Sande

The Single Life: Struggles, Joy, Shame, and a Lot of Opportunities

Tina Tschage

"It's Not Good to Be Alone": Sharing Life in a Christian Community

Tine Tschage

FOCL Talk 1: Gospel-Driven Peacemaking

FOCL Talk 2: Resolving Everyday Conflict

Ken Sande

Disciple-Making Leadership

Fear: The Chink in My Armor

Jim Cecy

Equipping the Generations

Jim Cecy

Six Best Practices for Leading a Discipleship Group

Bill Lohnes and John Musselman

Five False Beliefs That Stop You from Being Fruitful

John Musselman

Persuasive Evangelism

C.S. Lewis and the Longing for God: Connecting the Gospel to Deep Felt Need

Jerry Root

Engaging Culture: Three Effective Apologetic Strategies

Khaldoun Sweis

Subverting Civilisation: A Case for Cultural Apologetics

Andrew Fellows


Spiritual Formation and Care

Teaching for Transformation: Five Secrets from the Master Teacher

Dave Patty

There is Power in the Story: How the Stories of the Bible Work in Our Hearts

Peter Mead

Spiritual Formation: What Does it Mean to Grow in Christ?

Jerry Root

Fanning the Flames: 5 Ways to Keep Your Fire for Jesus Burning

Peter Mead

Biblical and Early Church History

The Da Vinci Code and Caesar Constantine: What Happened in October 312 in Rome?

Jürgen Spieß

How Reliable is the History of the Old Testament? Looking at Israel and Judah

Speaker to be announced

Christ and the Census

Andreas Gerstacker

The Prophets of Old Testament Times and Their Egyptian, Babylonian, and Assyrian Colleagues

Speaker to be announced

Evaluating Roman Catholicism and Modern Theology

Present-Day Catholicism and Salvation: An Evangelical Point of View

Jean-Paul Rempp

Why is Unity so Attractive? Understanding and Evaluating the Ecumenical Movement

Leonardo De Chirico

The Four Biggest Theological Mistakes that Evangelicals are Making Today

Michael Reeves

An Evangelical Assessment of Karl Barth

Michael Reeves

Contemporary Issues in Apologetics

What You Should Know about Sharing the Gospel with Jehovah's Witnesses: Tactics Beyond Basics

Pasi Turunen

Deconstructing Dawkins' Defence: A Critical Response to the New Edition of The God Delusion

Peter S. Williams

Why Do So Many People Reject the Gospel and How Can We Respond

 Bruce Little

Responding to Same-Sex Marriage with Grace and Truth

Pasi Turunen

Organisational Leadership

FOCL Talk 1: Strategies to Engage a New Generation in Philanthropy

FOCL Talk 2: How to Survive with Better Organisation

Jerry Twombly

Roadmap to Effective Multicultural Teams

Scott Moreau


The Most Useful Management Tool I Know: Situational Leadership

John Lenton


Understanding and Engaging Culture

The Internet: The New Gospel Highway

Lord Robert Edmiston

How Should We React to the Cultural Revolution?

Daniel von Wachter

Shame, Youth Culture, and the Gospel

Morten Marius Larsen and
Anne Solfrid Brennhovd

The Theology of Daredevil, Batman, and the X-Men: Engaging Secular Society with Modern Mythology

Khaldoun Sweis

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