The Rev. Stephen Lewis

Denomination: Other
Organization: The Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE)

The Rev. Stephen Lewis is the president of the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE).

Stephen is a former banking executive with experience at Moody’s Investors’ Service and Bank of America. Prior to joining the Fund, he served as a training manager for the Institute for Church Administration & Management, where he focused on developing business and administrative capacities among clergy and lay leaders. He was a teaching assistant for the Black Church Studies Department of the Candler School of Theology at Emory University while serving as assistant pastor of Trinity Tabernacle Baptist Church in Atlanta. Stephen holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Master of Divinity degree from Duke University. He is affiliated with the American Baptist Church, the National Baptist Church and the Progressive National Baptist Church.

Day1 Weekly Programs by The Rev. Stephen Lewis

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Insignificant Greatness

Wednesday July 01, 2009
The Rev. Stephen Lewis takes a fresh look at Christ's definition of what it means to be great in the reign of God.

Choose to Care Or Else

Wednesday July 01, 2009
God speaks out through the prophet Jeremiah against the shepherds of Israel who had failed in their calling to nurture and protect the flock. The Rev. Stephen Lewis draws lessons in godly leadership, and helps us learn and grow from our failures, and those of others.

Articles by The Rev. Stephen Lewis

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The Rev. Stephen Lewis: The Keys to Renewal

Wednesday July 01, 2009
The Rev. Stephen Lewis asks, Are you interested in strong leadership for the church? Do you want the church to thrive and be relevant in the world? If so, what are the keys to renewal and vitality?

Stephen Lewis: Inside FTE's New Name

Wednesday July 01, 2009
The president of FTE explains the meaning of the organization's new name, and outlines plans for its future ministry.

Television by The Rev. Stephen Lewis

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The Rev. Stephen Lewis - Day1 Conversations with Peter Wallace

Wednesday July 01, 2009
The Rev. Stephen Lewis sits down with Day1 host Peter Wallace to discuss his unusual journey from the world of finance to the ministry, as well as his work with the Fund for Theological Education and how the future of the church depends on the young minds that will build it.

The Rev. Stephen Lewis (Part 2) - Day1 Conversations with Peter Wallace

Wednesday July 01, 2009
Day1 host Peter Wallace asks Rev. Stephen Lewis why we must invest in the future leaders of the church, how this work engages the congregations and what he thinks of the rapid decline in belief in the institution of organized religion.

The Rev. Stephen Lewis (Part 3) - Day1 Conversations with Peter Wallace

Wednesday July 01, 2009
The Rev. Stephen Lewis discusses the work of "Calling Congregations" a nationwide movement to encourage congregations to push their members to think about a calling in the ministry. For more information visit: TheFund.org

The Rev. Stephen Lewis on Calling Congregations (Part 2) - Day1 Conversations

Wednesday July 01, 2009
he Rev. Stephen Lewis, National Director of the Calling Congregations Initiative of The Fund for Theological Education, along with lay leader Lisa Young Alston sits down for an interview discussing in depth how the Calling Congregations initiative is working to fundamentally change the nature of leadership development in the church. Calling Congregations is working to make the church pro-active in creating faith leaders by offerring leaders training in recognizing, and nurturing, natural leaders in their own communities.

The Rev. Stephen Lewis on Calling Congregations (Part 1) - Day1 Conversations

Wednesday July 01, 2009
The Rev. Stephen Lewis, National Director of the Calling Congregations Initiative of The Fund for Theological Education, sits down for an interview discussing in depth how the Calling Congregations initiative is working to fundamentally change the nature of leadership development in the church. Calling Congregations is working to make the church pro-active in creating faith leaders by offerring leaders training in recognizing, and nurturing, natural leaders in their own communities.