Sunday - 11/9
6:00-6:30pm ... Dessert reception
6:30-7:00pm ... Devotional
7:00-8:15pm ... Opening Session - Dr. Allen
  • Spirituality: Towards a Working Definition
A group discussion on the idea of spirituality, giving attention to the relational, theological, and communal components.

Monday - 11/10

7:00-7:30am ... Continental breakfast provided
7:30-8:00am ... Devotional
8:00-9:15am ... Session 1 - Dr. Allen
  • Nurturing Spiritual Development
This time will focus on wonderintergenerational experiences, and body-spirit connectedness as effective means to cultivate spirituality in children and youth.  Participants will discuss ideas in small groups and will experience several authentic, replicable activities that can nurture spiritual formation. 
9:15-9:30am ... Break

9:30-10:45am ... Session 2 - Dr. Allen
  • Story and Its Place in Spirituality
This time will focus on the idea of a master story, the value of personal narratives, how children can enter into the story of their faith communities, and the role of literature in spiritual formation.  Participants will work in small group discussions and will experience several effective, replicable exercises that can nurture spiritual formation in children and youth (as well as adults).

11:00-12:30pm ... Lunch provided
12:30-1:45pm ... Final Session - TBA