Saturday December 6, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM HST
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The St. Andrew's Schools 
229 Queen Emma Square
Honolulu, HI 96813

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Irina Martikainen 
Episcopal Diocese of Hawai`i 

Christian Education Day:
A Nurturing Home as a Center of Spiritual Practice 

Clergy and lay leaders are invited to attend a special Christian Education Day with guest speaker Elisabeth (Lisa) Kimball, Director of the Center for Ministry of Teaching and Professor of Christian Formation and Congregational Leadership at Virginia Theological Seminary.

FOCUS: The focus of the day will be responding to the needs of congregations to help adults and children shape practices and habits that strengthen our faith in daily life.  Our opportunities for Christian formation (with adults or children) have the most meaning when they then impact the way we live as the followers of Christ from day to day.   On the registration form, each registrant will be asked to share her/his greatest joy, concern and/or challenge in the local church in getting other involved in faith formation and in connecting such formation to daily life.   

Lisa received her Ph.D. in Work, Community, and Family Education from the University of Minnesota in 2007.  Her dissertation, “Being Godparent: A Dialogical Hermeneutic Study of Godparenthood” wove together her interests in human development, experiential learning, faith formation, church history, and popular culture.

"Prior to her appointment at Virginia Seminary, Lisa was a member of the faculty in the College of Education at the University of Minnesota with dual appointments in the School of Social Work (Youth Studies) and the Department of Curriculum and Instruction where she coordinated the Master’s Program in Youth Development Leadership.  Lisa also held a position as Research Scientist at Search Institute in Minneapolis, MN where she focused on adolescent spiritual development and program evaluation. While working full-time in the academy Lisa maintained a regular schedule of national consulting, conference presentations, and teaching in youth ministry, evangelism, congregational and leadership development including serving as adjunct faculty at Luther Seminary, Church Divinity School of the Pacific, and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. Before assuming an academic career, Lisa spent twenty years serving on the staff of five congregations and two dioceses in California and Minnesota."

The Christian Education Day will take place at The St. Andrew's Schools, on Saturday, December 6, 2014. Registration will open at 9:00 AM, and the program will run from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.  Lunch will be provided.


COST:  $15.00 per person to include lunch and meeting materials

To register, click on the Register Now! link below. Deadline to register is Friday, November 28.

Reminder: Please note that registration requires answering the following question:

"Please share your greatest joy, concern and/or challenge in the local church, in getting others involved in faith formation and in connecting such formation to daily life."

FLIGHTS:  Flights from neighbor islands will be approved for up to 2 people per church.  Please consult with your priest or church administration to determine flight coverage.  E-mail Sharon Billingsley to book your flights.