Campus Hosts Christian Education Series

Wed, 2012-07-25 09:30 -- univcomm
The Center for Christian Leadership of the School of Theology will partner with the AU Department of Religious Studies to announce the upcoming Pearl Toon Smith Memorial Lecture in Christian Education, March 24-25, 2003. The theme for the 2003 conference is, "Children and Teaching." The two-day lecture series is open to pastors, teachers in congregations, and the public. The Christian education lecture series will feature Dr. Jerome Berryman with the Center for the Theology of Childhood in Houston, Tex.

Rev. Dr. Jerome Berryman, an ordained minister and educator. He is the author of many articles and several books, including Godly Play (1991), Teaching Godly Play (1995), and The Complete Guide to Godly Play (2002). Godly Play is currently used in churches which range in spiritual sensibility from Pentecostal, to Mainline Protestant, to Roman Catholic, to Quaker. Godly Play is also being used in hospitals, retirement communities, day schools, and in young adult and youth groups. It is used abroad in Australia, the United Kingdom, and has begun to be used in parts of Africa and Latin America.

The following schedule has been determined for the Pearl Toon Smith Memorial Lecture in Christian Education :

Monday, March 24
(7:30 p.m.) “The Human Need for Stories & the Great Story.” Park Place Church of God Fellowship Hall.

Tuesday, March 25
(8:15 – 9:30 a.m.) “Spirituality & the Importance of Theological Play.” Reardon Auditorium.

(10-10:50 a.m.) “The Practice of Putting Christian Language into Play.” Reardon Auditorium.

(11 a.m.-12 noon.) “The Interplay of Education and Worship.” School of Theology Miller Chapel.

(12 noon-1:45 p.m.) Luncheon Presentation by Courtney Award Recipients. Kane Dining Room, Olt Student Center. Lunch cost is $10. Reservation required.

(2 -3:30 p.m.) Panel presentations, discussion and closing remarks. Reardon Auditorium Lobby.

The Pearl Toon Smith Memorial Lecture Series was established to support, enhance, and promote the academic study of Christian Education and assist Christian Education professionals in the areas of teaching and related ministries.

For more information about the Pearl Toon Smith Memorial Lecture Series, please contact Dr. James Lewis, associate professor of Christian Ethics in the AU Department of Religious Studies at (765)-641-4500.

Anderson University is a private, Christian, liberal arts institution of nearly 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the school offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, and theology.