Rev Mary Hawes’s presentation slides

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Mary Hawes, CGMC
November 2012
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*The Child in the Church
*The Bible and Children
*Children and Holy Communion
*Unfinished Business
*Jesus and the Children
*Children in the Way
*All God’s Children?
*Through the Eyes of a Child
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*Gifts of God and sources of joy
*Sinful creatures and moral agents
*Developing beings who need instruction
and guidance
*Fully human and made in the image of God
*Models of faith and sources of revelation
*Orphans, neighbours and strangers in need
of justice and compassion
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*Matthew 18:1-14
*The child in the midst
*Children as signs of the Kingdom
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*Bonnie Miller-McLemore
* Integrating theology, psychology and feminism
*Joyce Ann Mercer
* Exploring disconnects between what the Church
says and what the Church does
*David Jensen
* Grace and vulnerability
*Kirstin Herzog
* Global perspectives
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*James Fowler
*John Westerhoff
*David Hay & Rebecca Nye
*Rebecca Nye
*Brendan Hyde
*David Csinos
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*Space
*Process
*Imagination
*Relationship
*Intimacy
*Trust
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*Offering the Gospel to Children
*Gretchen Wolff-Pritchard
*Godly Play
*Jerome Berryman
*Messy Church
*Lucy Moore
*Story
*Ivy Beckwith
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*Resourcing households of faith
*It takes a village
*Experience
*With, by and among
*Process not product
*Respecting and valuing
*Faith as a way of life
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*Doing what we’ve always done
*Focussing on ‘how’ rather than ‘why’
*Reactive rather than proactive
*Information rather than formation
*Occupying or entertaining
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*Leaders who think deeply about
theology, children, church and praxis
*Nurture for life, action and
participation
*Learning from and learning with
*Full inclusion
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We are inducting our children into a
form of Christianity that no longer
works for increasing numbers of
adults.
We need to start talking about wholelife spiritual formation in a new kind
of Christian life.
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Don’t teach good
news become good news
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