A Moral Issue Only? Assessing Theologically the Sexual Abuses of the Catholic Church

22 May 2019 | Leonardo De Chirico

The public image of the Roman Catholic Church emerging out of the sexual abuse scandals is that of a disrupted institution going through a season of internal turmoil. A significant factor in determining the present-day moral disaster lies at the very heart of the theology of the Roman Church. After surveying the relevant reports showing the self-protecting attitude of Rome, this session argues the problem has to do with the Roman theology of authority which warrants the primacy of the interest of the church over biblical truth and public transparency.

Fundraising Is a Team Sport: Building a Long Lasting Fundraising Team

21 May 2019 | Joel Dillon

Whether it is just you and some volunteers or there are several on your team, how you organize and deploy your team is crucial to long-term success. This session explores how to build a program and team that lasts, beginning with the understanding that development is not a department, but an organisation-wide effort affecting and involving everyone.

How do scholars help the church fulfill its mission?

21 May 2019 | Daryl McCarthy

Daryl McCarthy serves as Vice President of Academic Programs and Strategy with the Forum of Christian Leaders (FOCL). Besides leading the ELF Academic Network, he also directs the Cambridge Scholars Network. Here Daryl answers questions from his talk, "Does the Church Need Scholars?", at the 2019 European Leadership Forum.


What can Jesus teach us about how to speak?

21 May 2019 | Adrian Reynolds

Adrian Reynolds serves as Associate National Director for the FIEC with particular responsibility for training, including developing leaders. Here, he answers questions about his workshop on "Understanding the Power of the Tongue," given at the 2019 European Leadership Forum.

The 10 Most Common Questions Posed by Muslims and How to Respond

19 May 2019 | Jay Smith

Muslims are notorious for questioning the validity of the Bible and the divinity of the Lord Jesus Christ. In this session, Jay chooses 10 of their most popular questions concerning these two themes and shows you how you can answer every one of them in 5 minutes, while simultaneously introducing the gospel through these same questions.