Disciples News Service

Calling Congregations Conference To Focus On Methods To Identify And Develop Young Leaders

If you are interested in helping to develop future church leaders you are encouraged to attend the 2009 Fund for Theological Education Calling Congregations Conference. The conference will take place in Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 8-10. Theologian and author Walter Brueggemann and professor Judy Fentress-Williams will be the featured speakers. The conference will focus on the role of pastors, educators, church staff and lay leaders in cultivating and supporting young adults with leadership gifts for ministry.

Brueggemann is professor emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary. Fentress-Williams is associate professor of Old Testament at Virginia Theological Seminary. The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) offers regional workshops, a national conference, and up to 40 fellowships annually which match a congregation’s financial support toward tuition and expenses for a young church member’s first year of seminary. To learn more, visit: www.thefund.org/conference