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Pre- and Post-Forum Seminars

Detailed information about the 2019 Forum is not yet available but will be posted in the future. Please review the information from the 2018 Forum for a look at the quality of instructors, teaching, and content that will be available in the 2019 Forum's Seminars.

All Forum participants are strongly encouraged to come early to the Forum and participate in the Pre-Forum Seminars, which will occur at the 2018 Forum on Saturday, 19 May from 14.00 to 17.30. Many Pre-Forum Seminars are open to all participants, while others are by invitation only. All participants are also encouraged to attend the Post-Forum Seminars, which will occur from 9.00 to 12.30 on Thursday, 24 May.

Special Travel Arrangements

If you are flying into Krakow or Katowice, please plan your travel arrangements to accommodate for the travel time to Wisla. Travel time should be approximately 2 1/2 hours, which means arriving in Krakow or Katowice no later than 10.30 on Saturday, 19 May.

Because we realise that arriving early Saturday morning may not be a possibility for some participants, we have made special arrangements for participants who would like to arrive in Wisla on Friday, 18 May. For an additional pre-payment, we will provide hotel accommodations on Friday night in Wisla.  The cost, including three meals (Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, and Saturday lunch) will be:

  • 30 euros for scholarship participants
  • 70 euros for non-scholarship participants staying in a shared double room
  • 90 euros for non-scholarship participants staying in a  single room.

If you would like hotel accommodations for Friday, 18 May, please email Kevin Saylor at as soon as possible.

Transportation by bus from both the Krakow and Katowice airports to Wisla will be provided during the day on both Friday and Saturday for a fee of 40 eurosYou can sign up for bus transport for Friday, 18 May and Saturday, 19 May using this form.


How to Sign Up

Step 1 – Review the Pre-Forum Seminars and Post-Forum Seminars below.  When you click on a link in the table, it will take you to the summary on the page for that Seminar speaker. You will find the speaker's bio at the top of each linked page. (Note that speakers and summaries can also be found in the registration form, too.)

Step 2 - Once you have decided which Pre-Forum Seminar and Post-Forum Seminar you would like to attend, log back into your registration account using the link below ("Sign up here"), and click OK. Note that you will need the confirmation number you received when you originally registered for the Forum.

Step 3 - Once you have signed back in to your account:

  • Click the yellow Modify button which can be found a little below the middle of the page on the left.
  • Click Next at the bottom right of the page until you reach the Registration Items section of your account.
  • Choose which sessions you'd like to attend.

Sign up here

The deadline for signing up is April 16.  

2018 Open Pre-Forum Seminars



Bobb Biehl Personal Development
Keith Ogorek

Seven Essential Elements of Highly Effective Marketing Communication

Josef Pavlinak, Rostislav Navratil, and Katerina Blabolova  The Challenges of University Student Ministry Today
Jelena Sivulka,
Vesna Radeka, and Margunn Serigstad Dahle
Women's Pre-Forum Seminar: Preparing Our Hearts and Minds 
Ed Welch Training in Pastoral Care and Counselling
Peter S. Williams Archaeological Evidence for Biblical History and Fulfilled Prophecy


2018 Invitation-Only Pre-Forum Seminars

Registration is not open for the invitation-only Pre-Forum Seminars.  For more information about Year-Round Mentoring groups, click here.



Evi Rodemann and Nana Yaw Offei Awuku

Lausanne Younger Leaders

Jeremy Peckham

2018-2019 Year-Round Mentoring for Entreprenuerial Leaders

Peter Mead

2018-2019 Year-Round Mentoring for Bible Teachers and Preachers
Dietrich Schindler

2018-2019 Year-Round Mentoring for Church Planting Leaders

David Brown 

2018-2019 Year-Round Mentoring for Church Revitalisation

Jerry Twombly

2018-2019 Year-Round Mentoring for Leaders in Fundraising and Organisational Development

Ann Blaser

2018-2019 Year-Round Mentoring for Women in Leadership

Bruce Little

2017 Persuasive Evangelism Initiative Reunion


2018 Post-Forum Seminars



Bobb Biehl Organisational Development
Leonardo De Chirico Engaging Roman Catholicism
Richard Weikart Confronting Ideologies that Devalue Human Life
Chip Zimmer Discovering Relational Wisdom 2.0


















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