Christian Education Events Calendar
Wise men and women are always learning, always listening for fresh insights. Proverbs 18:14-16 (The Message)
Finding the time to brush up on your skills, reflect upon your vocation, network with colleagues or find refreshment for your soul is an important part of being involved in Christian formation. Your continuing education not only provides new insights for you, it gives your congregation the opportunity to stretch and be enriched also.
Many professional organizations offer annual and regional conferences. Judicatories sponsor workshops and retreats. Continuing education time is work time, not vacation time!
Here are a number of upcoming offerings to investigate. One might be calling to you!
- Godly Play Training
- Children and Worship workshops
- Formation courses for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
- Education for Ministry Mentor Training
- Journey to Adulthood
- The Vision and Practice of 21st Century Faith Formation
- Music That Makes Community events sponsored by All Saints Company
- 11/25-28/2011 - Telling Our Stories – A Retreat for Episcopal Youth Workers led by Jennifer Gamber with Fran McKendree at Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, NY.
- 10/12-16/2012 – CEF2012: Come and See at Green Lake Conference Center, Green Lake, Wisconsin with Andrew C. Thompson, Anne Jackson and Olu Brown.
- 10/15-17/2012 - ”Faith Formation for the 21st Century” with John Roberto at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Austin, TX in Partnership with the South Central Region of APCE.
- 10/15-18/2012 – Western Christian Educators’ Conference: Grow Up in Every Way —Healthy in God, Robust in Love featuring Dr. Lisa Kimball and Dr. Roger Nishioka at Zephyr Point Conference Center, Lake Tahoe, NV. Sponsored by Forma, APCE and AUCE.
- 10/21-23/2012 – OASIS Christian Education Event with Andrew Root at The Elms Resort and Spa & Barbee Memorial PresbyterianChurch, Excelsior Springs, MO. Co-Sponsored by the Mid-Central and North-Central Regions APCE.
- 10/22-24/2012 – Imagination and Innovation: ”Creating 21st Century Faith Formation” with John Roberto at Laurel Ridge Camp and Conference Center, Laurel Springs, North Carolina. Sponsored by Mid-Atlantic APCE.
- 10/25-27/2012 – “Forming, Reforming, Transforming: Faith in the 21st Century” with Dr. Pamela Mitchell-Legg and Dr. Rebecca Davis at Presbyterian College, Clinton, South Carolina. Sponsored by APCE-SOAP.
- 10/25-27/2012 – Reflections of Faith: 2012 biennial ALRC Conference (Association of Lutheran Resource Centers) at The ELCA – The Lutheran Center in Chicago, IL.
- 11/2-4/2012 - “Let Freedom Ring!”—Religious Education at the Intersection of Social Justice, Liberation, and Civil/Human Rights at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Religious Education Association, Sheraton Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia
- 11/9-10/2012 – Radical Christian Life: Equipping Ourselves for Radical Life with Joan Chittister & Richard Rohr at Trinity Wall Street (and satellite locations throughout the United States), sponsored by Trinity Institute.
- 11/17/2012 - 11th Planning a Vacation Bible School Program with Dorothy Linthicum at Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, VA.
- 1/30-2/1/2013 – Tapestry: Falling Upward: Lifelong Formation and Christian Maturity with Father Richard Rohr & Alicia Johnson. 2013 Annual Forma (NAECED)Conference at Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, Albuquerque, NM.
- 2/6-9/2013 - Let Us Play the 2013 Annual APCE Event in Orlando, FL with Dr. Jacko Hamman.
- 2/27-3/2/2013 – 2013 CEEP Annual Conference (Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes), San Diego, CA
- 6/10-14/2013 – Kanuga’s Christian Formation Conference with keynote speakers, Shane Claiborne and Matthew Moretz in Hendersonville, North Carolina
Food for the Soul
Whether you are ordained or a lay person, Sundays are workdays and everyone needs a day off. Take the time for rejuvenation of your body, mind and soul. A retreat may also be what the doctor (and your spiritual director) ordered. A few suggested sites to find the place that may help nurture your spirit:
- Map (of the world) in which you can find a retreat center from Spiritual Directors International.
- Find the Divine offers a listing of retreat centers, monasteries and conference centers.
Looking for a spiritual director? Find one near you through Spiritual Directors International.
If you would like to have your Christian Education event (teacher training, conference, workshop, retreat, etc.) added to this calendar, send an e-mail to Sharon Ely Pearson spearson at cpg.org with details.