Thursday, October 25, 2018
7:00 – 8:00 PM Eastern
Leader: Lisa Kimball
Confirmation should not be “Boring!” or an obligation. It is an opportunity for the Spirit to move freely, a place where young people can ask questions about faith and Christian identity, and a time for churches to deepen faith commitments. Drawing from the findings of the three-year ecumenical Confirmation Project and a new book by the research team, Confirming Faith: Faith Formation as Practical Theology
(Eerdmans, 2018), Lisa Kimball will make the case for youth confirmation to be a priority in your ministry. She will offer examples of best practice and creative approaches for congregations of varied size and diverse cultural contexts. Join us! Bring your questions and your ideas.
Lisa Kimball, Ph.D. is the Associate Dean of Lifelong Learning and Professor of Christian Formation and Congregational Leadership at Virginia Theological Seminary. Lisa has served on the staff of five Episcopal congregations, two dioceses, and as a consultant/trainer across the United States. She received her Ph.D. in Work, Community, and Family Education from the University of Minnesota. Today, Lisa’s research and teaching focus on the significance of intentional faith formation in everyday life, and the relationship between Christian education and healthy faith communities in times of changing demographics and shifting patterns of religiosity. She represented the Episcopal Church on The Confirmation Project team, and is now directing Baptized for Life, a 5-year initiative to equip congregations to form lives of meaning and purpose.
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This webinar is available free to members of the Massachusetts Conference through a partnership with Practical Resources for Churches