June (19-22) the North American Godly Play conference is taking place in Toronto. This event will include Core Training but also keynote presentations by Jerome Berryman and Joyce Ann Mercer, and a variety of workshops. Here is a link to the brochure:continue reading
BTCSI 2013 Seminars begin in the Eastern Synod with Michael Harvey at the London & KW Conferences on Saturday May 4th. You can ask me or check with your conference dean when a seminar will be held in your conference. Here’s the website of the UK BTCS (where it all began).continue reading
I’ll keep you updated on our progress and provide other helpful BTCS websites. Don’t forget to check out the Augsburg/Fortress website for Michael Harvey’s Book (Unlocking the Growth) and BTCS DVD’s.
Now that most people have moved past Christmas, take time during the 12 day season to share the message which lasts year round. Invite someone to worship with you during the season so they can still enjoy Christmas.continue reading
The Centre for Excellence in Christian Education (CECE) Presentscontinue reading
Making it Easier to Serve: Children’s Ministry Conference
8:30 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $25 per person
Centre for Excellence in Christian Education (CECE)
St. John’s York Mills Anglican Church
19 Don Ridge Drive, Toronto ON M2P 1H3
Keynote Speaker – David Csinos
on children’s spirituality, church and culture, and spiritual formation.
Keynote David M. Csinos is an author and speaker in the areas of children’s spirituality, church and culture, and spiritual formation. Dave’s first book, Children’s Ministry that Fits, was acclaimed by academic and pastoral publications in North America and Europe. He is the founder and executive director of Children, Youth and a New Kind of Christianity (www.children-youth.com) and he studies practical theology at Emmanuel College of Victoria University in the University of Toronto, where he is a doctoral student and a Teaching for Ministry Fellow. He and his wife, Jenny, live in southwestern Ontario.
Meeting Special Needs in Church School
Pastoring Children and their Families
Choosing an Effective Curriculum
Trends in Faith Formation and Implications for Ministry
Interactive Bible Storytelling
Christian Meditation with Children
Kids Helping Kids
Building A Children’s Ministry Team
For more information or to register: http://thecece.org/registration.html
The R. Alex Sim Rural Ministry Symposiumcontinue reading
When: October 22-24
Where: Salvation Army Centre, Jackson’s Point, ON
Cost: $100 by Sept 30th.
Space is limited.
Presenters: John Bowen, Rev. Bonnie Shelter-Brown, et al.
Workshops include Messy Church, NCD, Youth & Children, etc.
The 1st Back to Church Sunday of the Season is just around the corner. For those of you participating & using the BTCS invitations, let me know the results. About a dozen people at my church have already been inviting friends & neighbors to worship this Summer. If you’re interested in BTCS but not inviting yet, contact me. Blessings 1st & 2nd “timers”on your BTCS!continue reading