"The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail." -- Isaiah 58:11.
Are students souls like well-watered gardens or sun-scorched desserts? Have they developed habits and patterns that embrace the Lords presence in solitude, reflect on His word in silence, and experience the satisfaction of His guidance that strengthens and nurtures love? These patterns in our students lives will open the door to the Holy Spirits transforming power throughout life leading to spiritual maturity.
To establish and encourage these patterns is a core value of Christian education that needs more intentionality in todays culture. Very few of our students failures in life will be a result of an inability to think, study or teach. Rather, their failures are more likely to be linked to difficulties in character and relationships rooted in emotional and spiritual immaturity. The 1999 NAPCE conference spoke to this critical need in Christian education.
Mental understanding of "soul" discussed
J.P. Moreland, Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology and author and co-author of over 35 books and numerous journal and magazine articles lead us in a deeper understanding of the soul. He offered a model of self (or soul) not reducible to physicalism or social construction, but allowing for physical interaction, and social and relational influence. His model has profound implications for integrating spiritual development into Christian education.
Six transforming values for Christian education presented
Rick Dunn, Pastor to Student and Family Ministries and Theological Educator-In-Residence at Fellowship Church in Knoxville, Tennessee and author of several books and journal articles offered an alternative model for learning for ministry. He challenged us with six transforming values for Christian education and encouraged us to revisit our own values for Christian education ministries.
* General Sessions with Keynote Speakers
* Roundtable Discussions on Keynote Addresses
* Professional Development Workshops
* Current Research Sessions
* Spiritual Formation Praxis Sessions
* Publisher Displays and Resources
* Closing Worship
* Fellowship and Relaxation
* Recreation Time and Side Trips in San Diego
* Most Meals Provided
Thursday, October 28th
1:00-4:30 P.M. Registration
4:30-5:30 P.M. Poolside Reception
5:30-7:00 P.M. Dinner
7:00-8:30 P.M. General SessionJ. P. Moreland and Roundtable
8:30-9:00 P.M. Closing Worship
Friday, October 29th
|Saturday, October 30th
7:30-8:30 A.M. Breakfast
8:30-9:30 A.M. Current Research
9:30-9:45 A.M. Break
9:45-10:45 A.M. Professional Development Workshops
10:45-11:00 A.M. Break
11:00-12:00 Noon Feedback from Professional Development Workshops
12:30-1:45 P.M. Lunch and Networking Tables
2:00-3:15 P.M. General SessionRick Dunn and Closing Worship
J. P. Moreland
Professor of Philosophy
Talbot School of Theology, Biola University
Presented a model of self/soul not reducible to physicalism or social construction, but one which allows for physical interaction and social and relational influence.
Richard R. Dunn
Pastor to Student and Family Ministries and
Theological Educator-In-Residence at Fellowship Church, Knoxville, Tennessee
Presented an alternative model for learning for ministry and six transforming values for CE.
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