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InterGenerate Conference & Children's Spirituality Summit 2021

Monday, May 24, 2021 12:00 PM-Wednesday, May 26, 2021 5:00 PM

Virtual

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Monday, May 24, 12:00 noon - 5:00 pm (Central time)
Tuesday, May 25, 12:00 noon - 5:00pm (Central time)
Wednesday, May 26, 12:00 noon -  5:00 pm (Central time)

The InterGenerate Conference & Children's Spirituality Summit are going virtual.
The two events will occur as a combined online gathering.

Register here!

About this online simultaneous event:
+ Registration for one conference gives you access to both events.
+ Conference events happen from 12 noon to 5pm Central Time daily.

Event features:
+ 4 shared keynote addresses
+ 30 workshops addressing children’s spirituality and intergenerational faith formation and ministry
+ 18 paper presentations of new thinking and research in children's spirituality and intergenerational ministry
+ Affinity Group discussions for sharing insights and applying the conference ideas and approaches
+ Special gifts and publisher giveaways
+ All sessions broadcast on Zoom

The Institute for Christian Spirituality is a proud sponsor of CSS and InterGenerate.

InterGenerate Website

Children's Spirituality Summit Website

Our Keynote Speakers

 

F. Douglas Powe, Jr.

F. Douglas Powe, Jr.

“Intergenerational Ministry in a Post-Pandemic World"

Frederick Douglas Powe, Jr. is the Director of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership and the James C. Logan Professor of Evangelism at Wesley Theological Seminary. Dr. Powe is an ordained elder in the Baltimore/Washington Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

His newest book, The Adept Church: Navigating Between a Rock and a Hard Place, was the number one newly-released church growth book just a month after being released. Dr. Powe is also known for his work in Wesleyan evangelism with titles like Transforming Community: The Wesleyan Way to Missional Congregations and Transforming Evangelism: The Wesleyan Way of Sharing Faith, both co-authored with H. Henry Knight III. 

Dr. Powe is a forerunner in African American evangelism. A few of his contributions include: Not Safe for Church: The Ten Commandments for Reaching New Generations, co-authored with Rev. Jasmine Smothers, and New Wine, New Wineskins: How African American Congregations Can Reach New Generations. He holds a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Emory University (2004), a Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology (1998), and a Bachelor of Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University (1987).

Rachel Turner

Rachel Turner

"It Takes a Church to Raise a Parent: Family Discipleship in a Post-Pandemic World"

Rachel Turner is the Parenting for Faith Pioneer at Bible Reading Fellowship in the United Kingdom. Over the past fifteen years she has worked in a variety of churches as a children’s minister, youth pastor, and family life minister.  Her ministry, Parenting for Faith, works internationally to equip and support parents to help their children meet and know God, and empowers churches to create a culture where parenting for faith can flourish.

She has authored seven books including Parenting Children for a Life of Faith, It Takes a Church to Raise a Parent, and Parenting as a Church Leader, along with a free Parenting for Faith eight-session video course. She recently released an online qualification for Parenting for Faith through Cliff College.  She lectures at theological colleges and training centres, and partners with denominations to help them develop their work in this area. Her books and courses have been translated into Danish and Romanian.

Jason Patrick Boyd

Jared Patrick Boyd

“Abbots & Ammas: Formational Family Life Towards Common Objects of Love”

Jared Patrick Boyd is a pastor, spiritual director, teacher, and founder of The Order of Sustainable Faith, a missional monastic order for the 21st Century.

He is the author of Imaginative Prayer: A Yearlong Guide for a Child’s Spiritual Formation.

Jared is also author of Invitations & Commitments: A Rule of Life. 

Jared and his wife have four daughters, and are planting Franklinton Abbey, a new faith community on the west side of Columbus, OH.

 

Lacy Finn Borgo

Lacy Finn Borgo

“Begin with Listening: Gifts of Eyes and Ears”

Lacy Finn Borgo teaches and provides spiritual direction for the Renovaré Institute, for the DMin. in Spiritual Direction at Fuller Theological Seminary and at Portland Seminary.

Lacy provides spiritual direction for adults through GoodDirtMinistries.org and provides spiritual direction for children at Haven House.

She is the author of Life with God for Children: A Curriculum for the Spiritual Formation of Children and Good Dirt: A Devotional for the Spiritual Formation of Families. Lacy's newest book is Spiritual Conversations with Children.

 

Her forthcoming book Spiritual Conversations with Children: Listening to God Together will be released in March 2020 through IVP.

One Registration Gives You Access to the Whole Conference

Conference Schedule 

All times below are Central Time. Schedule is subject to change.

Monday, May 24

​12:00  Keynote presentation- Lacy Finn Borgo: “Begin with Listening: Gifts of Eyes and Ears” ​

​1:30  Break

2:00  10 Workshops / 3 Paper Presentations (Select one session)

3:15  Break

3:30  Affinity Group Meetings (Select a ministry group to join for discussion)

​4:15  Worship & Reflection

5:00   Close

Tuesday, May 25

12:00  Keynote presentation- Rachel Turner:"It Takes a Church to Raise a Parent: Family Discipleship in a Post-Pandemic World"

1:30   Break

2:00   10 Workshops / 3 Paper Presentations (Select one session)

3:15   Break

3:30   Keynote presentation- Jared Patrick Boyd: “Abbots & Ammas: Formational Family Life towards Common Objects of Love”

5:00  Close

Wednesday, May 26

12:00 IG Keynote presentation- F. Douglas Powe: “Intergenerational Ministry in a Post-Pandemic World"

1:30  Break

​2:00  10 Workshops / 3 Paper Presentations (Select one session)

3:15 Break

​3:30 Affinity Group Meetings (Select a ministry group to join for discussion)

​4:15 Closing Mini-presentations  integrating conference insights

5:00 Close

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