I’m exactly 2 months into my first ordained call as Associate Pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Ashland. Starting just two weeks before Advent made for a busy beginning, in addition to…oh, getting ordained, having a baby and getting through Christmas and the holidays. Part of my responsibilities, that are different from previous church positions I’ve held, now include working with our children’s ministries program: coordinating Sunday School, VBS and all of the other things that go along with children’s ministry.
So when I heard about the Children, Youth and a New Kind of Christianity conference, I knew it was the place I needed to be in May. This is a brief description from the website:
Something is happening in the church. A new kind of Christianity is taking root and growing across the globe. New forms of ministry, worship, and community are emerging. Questions are being asked. And change is happening.
But amidst these changes and shifts, children and youth are being left behind. Innovative approaches to ministry with adults are emerging around the world, but little critical reflection and attention has been given to how to nurture young people within a new kind of Christianity.
It looks like it’s going to be a really great event, especially when Kenda Creasy Dean says this about the event: “This event sets the bar high: it’s got passion, purpose, and a line-up of theological luminaries who rarely share the same stage.”
The early bird registration ends on January 31 (the prices increases to $209 on February 1) – so save yourself a few bucks to spend on a beer at the conference, and register soon. It’d be great to hang out with you all. Anyone going already?