This invitation-only congress is aimed at spiritually mature Evangelical leaders. The European Leadership Forum is designed for you if you are:
An Evangelical Christian - ELF is not associated with any particular denomination or church but rather seeks to unite committed believers from a variety of Evangelical Denominations who hold to the essentials laid out in the Lausanne Covenant and the Evangelical Affirmations.
In a leadership role - ELF attendees should be in roles of leadership in either a church, a Christian organisation, or society. Such roles include, but are not limited to: pastors, church planters, university professors, journalists, scientists, artists, psychologists, and medical doctors.
Qualified for the Network to which you are applying - ELF is dedicated to training and relationship building. Our programme consists of multiple learning communities called Networks, which meet each morning and are designed for specific groups of Christian leaders with specific needs. When applying to attend ELF, you must also apply to one Network that fits your gifts, ministry focus, and background. Learn more.
Fluent in English - As ELF’s annual meeting is conducted entirely in English, an advanced level of English proficiency is required.
The cost to attend this year's Forum is as follows:
|Fee||Register By||Pay By|
|450 EUR||Fri, 30 Sep||Within two weeks of acceptance; final payment deadline will be Friday, 14 Oct.|
|550 EUR||Tue, 31 Jan||Within two weeks of acceptance; final payment deadline will be Tuesday, 14 Feb.|
|600 EUR||Wed, 15 Mar||Within two weeks of acceptance; final payment deadline will be Wednesday, 29 Mar.|
|650 EUR||Fri, 5 May||As soon as possible following acceptance.|
These costs include:
A double room for five nights (Sat, 20 May - Thur, 25 May)
All meals and coffee breaks during ELF
Entry into your Network and open sessions
All digital and paper materials for ELF
Single Room Add-On
If you are interested in a single room, you can reserve one for an additional 180 EUR.
A Note About Pricing
Since we began in 2003, we have worked hard to keep our pricing as low as possible so that the Forum is accessible to as many people as possible. Our average annual year to year price increase has been no more than 3%. For a decade we kept our prices the same.
Unfortunately, due to global inflation and significant price increases from the hotel in Wisła, we have had to increase registration fees for the 2023 ELF to offset costs. We are still committed to keeping the Forum as affordable as possible. For this reason, we have not passed on our full price increases to you.
We are happy to provide financial assistance through our scholarship fund. Scholarships are:
- Available to those who are both from and currently living in Central, Eastern, and Southern Europe (highlighted above)
- For double rooms only
- Limited and therefore not guaranteed to all who apply and qualify
In order to be considered for a scholarship you will need to fill out the portion of the ELF application form dedicated to scholarships.
Please Note: We want to offer our limited scholarship funds to as many people as possible. You will be asked to contribute above and beyond these rates as you are able. The fees below are the minimum amounts that those receiving scholarships will be asked to pay.
|Fee||Register By||Pay By|
|50 EUR||Fri, 14 Oct||Within two weeks of acceptance; final payment deadline will be Friday, 28 Oct.|
|125 EUR||Tue, 31 Jan||Within two weeks of acceptance; final payment deadline will be Tuesday, 14 Feb.|
|150 EUR||Wed, 15 Mar||Within two weeks of acceptance; final payment deadline will be Wednesday, 29 Mar.|
|175 EUR||Fri, 5 May||As soon as possible following acceptance.|
Extra Nights Add-Ons
We encourage you to arrive a day early to ELF to participate in one of the Pre-Forum Conferences, which begin on Friday, 19 May. The cost of lodging and meals for the extra night of Friday, 19 May is:
- 60 EUR for scholarship recipients
- 90 EUR for non-scholarship recipients staying in a double room
- 125 EUR for non-scholarship recipients staying in a single room
We encourage those who qualify for scholarships to apply as soon as possible,especially those in need of visas to enter Poland.
Please note that ELF is unable to offer refunds under any circumstances. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for your trip to the Forum.
Click the register button below to access the 2023 ELF application.
Select “I am a new ELF participant” or “I am a returning ELF participant” from the dropdown menu--whichever is right for you.