FUMC - Leadership Institute

The mission of the Leadership Institute at First UMC Shreveport is equip and encourage Christians for leadership in the community.


We believe part of our calling is to invest in men and women for strong Godly leadership within our community. Within our spheres of influence, we can help shape a culture of kingdom values, blessing others, and servant leadership. As each person grows in leadership, we add value to our families, organizations, and community. We hope to partner with you in growing as leaders.


Strong Christian leaders will make business decisions with integrity, wisdom, and a focus on God’s larger vision for the renewal of our community. We are committed to building up Christians regardless of church or denominational affiliation. Our leadership growth opportunities are externally focused, continually reaching out to the community.

Christian Leadership Luncheon

The Christian Leadership Luncheon is designed to connect young professionals, business men and women, so they can work together to strengthen the Shreveport/Bossier community. We share messages of Christian ethics, encouragement and blessings to take back to their work places and be successful examples that a Christ-driven individual can fit into every business and situation.
We partner with RightNow Media to host this one-day livestream event. Business professionals and community influencers gather with us to hear leaders of Fortune 500 companies, Industry forerunners and scholars share practical and life-giving action steps to engage your faith in the workplace.
The Global Leadership Summit is a two-day livestream event featuring national and international speakers focusing on leadership and faith. Presenters focus on what Christians can do to hone their leadership skills, develop those they lead, and develop their business to their fullest potential.


Young business men and women are connected with Christian mentors in their field; someone who can help them grow as leaders in the workplace.


Rev. Derek Joyce & Stephanie Faries

What's Coming up?

May - August

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