GBFE graduation ceremony

GBFE hosts several international academic conferences on various topics.
The fifth Christian Leadership Conference will be hosted together with the Theological Society of South Africa.

CLC Conference 2019:

Wednesday 19 June –
Friday 21 June 2019
Padre Pio House,

“The last shall be first”: Theological and ethical
reflection on (Christian) leadership

“The last shall be first”: Theological and ethical
reflection on (Christian) leadership

Call for Papers

Conferences Overview

Being a network devoted to research, GBFE aims at fostering academic research and providing an intercultural academic community for its members and other scholars and students. GBFE has started to host several academic conferences. These conferences bring together scholars from different parts of the world (especially from Africa and Europe) to address and discuss crucial subjects in the academy, church and wider society. Being a network devoted to education, GBFE encourages the interaction of experienced scholars, younger scholars and students during its conferences, M&D seminars and other occasions. After rigorous discussion and peer review processes, the output of the conferences is published in academic journals or books.


Christian Leadership Conference, at Unisa, Pretoria, South Africa.
published as special edition Koers − Bulletin for Christian Scholarship 79:2 (2014)


Christian Leadership Conference II, at Forum Wiedenest Bergneustadt, Germany.
published as bookChristian Leadership in a Changing World: Perspectives from Africa and Europe. Leuven: Peeters (2016)


Christian Leadership Conference III, at ETF Leuven, Belgium.
published as book Increasing diversity: Loss of control or identity adaptive construction. Leuven: Peeters (2017)


Reconciliation: Christian Perspectives – Interdisciplinary Approaches, at Forum Wiedenest Bergneustadt, Germany.
to be published as a book with LIT Publishers, Münster.


Christian Leadership Conference IV, at Karimu, Burbach-Holzhausen, Germany.
to be published soon as book Metaphors for Leading –Leading by Metaphor, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht (2019)

2020 (planned)

Integrating Theory and Praxis in Theological Education, Aug/Sept 2020 at Forum Wiedenest, Bergneustadt, Germany.