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baker Tuesday, October 22, 3:30 p.m., and Thursday, October 24, 2:30 p.m.
 
“Children’s Sermons You Can’t Do by Yourself: A Theology, Educational Model, and Praxis for Sermons and Talks for Children”

Brant Baker, Class of 1984, author and editor of nine books on children’s sermons and other subjects, designed this workshop for those who need to reclaim the time in worship with children. It will focus on ways to use worship as a time for theological and proclamational integrity as well as a way to guide those in the congregation who are “overhearing the gospel.”

Baker has served churches in North Carolina and Alabama, and is presently the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Mesa, Arizona.
McKee Tuesday, October 22, 3:30 p.m.
 
“Women in African Christianity, with a Focus on Congo”

Dr. Elsie Anne McKee, professor of Reformation studies and the history of worship at Princeton Seminary, will continue the presentation of “Women in African Christianity, with a Focus on Congo.” Her workshop will follow the theme of her Rian Lecture. The format will be interactive, with time for questions and comments from participants.
young Tuesday, October 22, 3:30 p.m. and Thursday, October 24, 2:30 p.m.

“Godly Play, Young Children and Worship, and Beyond”
 
Alison Young, adjunct professor of education and formation at PTS, is an early childhood specialist. She has received extensive training in both Godly Play and Young Children and Worship programs and has implemented these programs in a variety of settings for children and adults over the past 20 years. This workshop will provide an introduction to this simple but powerful approach of presenting Bible stories to young children, and will explore a variety of innovative ways to adapt its use to preschool classrooms, Sunday School, worship services, retreats, and multi-age gatherings of various formats.
dykstra Tuesday, October 22, 3:30 p.m.

“The Leaky Cauldron: Learning to Live in the Space between Worlds”

Dr. Robert C. Dykstra, professor of pastoral theology at Princeton Seminary, will use this workshop to delve deeper into the themes of his lecture. The format will be interactive, with time for questions and comments from participants.
bostrom Tuesday, October 22, 3:30 p.m. and Thursday, October 24, 2:30 p.m.
 

 
“Who Do You Say That I Am?—Answering Children’s Questions of Faith”

Kathleen S.L. Bostrom, Classes of 1980 and 1983, will use this workshop to explore communication with children. How do we encourage children to ask questions; and how do we answer questions with faithful, theological, and perhaps creative answers?
  Support for these workshops is provided by funds from the George A. Pera Seminar Fund, the Mr. and Mrs. Lewis J. Ort and First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Seminar in Preaching, and the Class of 1977 Seminar for Evangelism, Spiritual Life, and Church Growth.