Around 1980 the center of gravity of the church had moved out of the West into the Majority World. With this shift, some of the relative strengths and weaknesses of Western Christianity have become increasingly clear.
This year, a scholarship rate is available for evangelical leaders from Western Europe. The event in Poland, unites, equips, and resources hundreds of evangelical leaders in the continent.
Pete Lupton, of the Czech Christian ministry NePornu: “The gospel offers grace to those hooked”.
The European Leadership Forum conference in Wisla (Poland) underlined the importance of public evangelism. Over 750 prayed together and networked for mission.
Images of the European Leadership Conference which is gathering 750 evangelical leaders from across the continent in Wisla, Poland. Gospel integrity is one of the main themes.
The Bible expositions and evening plenaries of the European Leadership Forum (19-24 May) in Wisla will be streamed online.
The 3-hour class “will help participants identify best leadership practices and ways to incorporate them”.
Sculpturers, musicians, painters and others form a Christian network of artists in Europe. “God gives you both talent and responsibility”, they say.
In a context of the war in Ukraine and after two online conference, participants saw the week in Wisla as a chance to renew the gospel vision for Europe.
Over 500 representatives of evangelical churches and organisations in Europe attend the European Leadership Forum conference in Poland. A pastor from Kyiv shared details about the response of Christians during the invasion.
The annual conference in Wisła brings together hundreds of evangelical leaders for training, encouragement, networking and resources.
A free three-hour online session organised by the Forum of Christian Leaders will look at Jesus Christ’s teaching techniques.
Participants from all over the world “received encouragement and inspiration through specialized training, mentoring and networking”, say the organisers of the European Leadership Forum.
In an online event organised by the FOCL, the Italian evangelical theologian will address issues such as the doctrines of the Catholic Church and the influence of Pope Francis.
Psychologist Diane Langberg will address the theme “Redeeming power: understanding authority and abuse in the church” in an online event hosted by the Forum of Christian Leaders.
In challenging circumstances, European evangelicals share a message of hope.
In autumn, Peter J. Williams, Bobb Biehl and Dave Patty will lead 3-hour long free sessions. The ELF seeks to unite, equip, and resource evangelical leaders to renew the biblical church and evangelise Europe.
Roxana Stanciu (CARE) analyses hate speech and how can Christians respond to it. “Christians should be ready to be offended and to engage in meaningful conversations”.
“This conference is an impressive example of how the church has been adapting during the pandemic”, a participant says. 25 Networks, 101 workshops, plenaries and mentoring were available online.
This year’s edition of the ELF will be online from May 22-28. Over 100 speakers will teach in workshops, seminars, networks and plenary sessions.
Kay Carter, Director of communications at Tyndale House, analyses how Christian scholars can engage with society to communicate the message of the gospel.
“I can understand why people are cautious about higher education, but we need to understand that education in itself is not the danger”, says Daryl McCarthy.
Terry English, of youth ministry Josiah Venture, says discipling young people is “walking alongside them, helping them understand that their faith is about a relationship with Christ”.
“Our culture is looking for solutions that are not coming, because we are dealing with things of the heart. We need to reflect the hope that comes form God”, Peter Roskam says.
“As Christians today, we live in a Babylon of our own, but we can be morally distinctive and obedient to Christ”, Peter Saunders, CEO Christian Medical Fellowship, says.