Final Programme for Pretoria

IASYM CONFERENCE 6 – 9th JANUARY 2011

Hosted by

THE CENTRE FOR CONTEXTUAL MINISTRY,

FACULTY OF THEOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA

THURSDAY 6TH JANUARY 2011

09:00

Arrival, Coffee/Tea, Registration

Pure Joy Guest Lodge (accommodation site)

10:30

Welcome & Opening Worship

11:15

KEYNOTE PAPER 1 – Youth Ministry and Reconciliation in a South African Context

Christo Thesnaar (SA)

13:00

Lunch

14:30

CONFERENCE PAPERS: Contextual, Dynamic and Grounded Youth Ministry

Contextual:

a) Paul Nash (UK): Beyond dialogue: multi faith ministry and leadership

b) Matt Brain (Aus): No one gets left behind: The local church as the bridge between Gospel and Culture

Dynamic:

a) Soren Ostergaard (Den): We are living in a period of time where young people are actively seeking for spiritual truth – yeah right…

b) Jeff Keuss (USA): Fifty Years of ‘Mass’ Media: Trans-Catholicism as method for effective ministry through the media theory of Marshall McLuhan

Grounded:

a) Karen van Lonkhuyzen (Aus): The effects of the critical literacy education taught in secondary schools on the reception of the gospel message in youth aged between 13 and 18

b) TBC

16:00

Refreshments

16:30

KEYNOTE PAPER 2Women’s experience of Youth Ministry: Intimate and International Perspectives

Len Kageler (USA) & Amy Jacober (USA)

18:00

Dinner and free evening

19:00

Meeting of JYT Editorial Board

20:00

Current and Future Youth Ministry Educators: A colloquium on the future of youth ministry education for PhD students and early career youth ministry academics

Hosted by: Kenda Creasy-Dean

FRIDAY 7TH JANUARY 2011

08:00

Breakfast

08:45

Morning Worship

European delegates and Zander vd Westhuizen

09:30

KEYNOTE PAPER 3 – A Vision for Youth Ministry

Raymond Kumalo (SA)

11:00

Refreshments

11:30

CONFERENCE PAPERS: Contextual, Dynamic and Grounded Youth Ministry in South Africa

Contextual:

a) A Cloet (SA): An overview of youth ministry in a South African context as well as proposal for moving into the future.

b) Van Deventer (SA):The theological focus of Youth Ministry- Theoretical and empirical perspectives on ‘The Great Commandment and Commission’

Dynamic:

a) Cobus van Wyngaard (SA): Youth ministry as the formation of public theologians in a post-Apartheid South Africa: challenges faced within the Dutch Reformed church

b) TBC

13:00

Lunch

14:30

KEYNOTE PAPER 4 – Towards Wholemaking: The Power of Voices in the Faith Formation of Black Youth

Reginald Blout (USA)

16:00

Refreshments

16:30

IASYM AGM & Elections

Bert Roebben, Jack Gabig

18:30

Dinner

19:30

Meeting of new Executive

Meeting of workgroups and theme discussion groups for 2013

SATURDAY 8TH JANUARY 2011

08:00

Breakfast

09:00

Morning Worship

USA delegates and Zander vd Westhuizen

09:30

Plenary Forum: Global Youth Ministry (with discussion paper by Terence Linhart)

Hosted by: Nick Shepherd

11:30

Depart for Apartheidsmuseum and Soweto

13:30

Visit Apartheidsmuseum

16:30

Depart for Dinner Venue Soweto and visit grounds

18:00

African Dinner: Soweto

Guest speaker (pastor in Soweto – 30 minutes)

20:30

Depart for Guest Lodge

SUNDAY 9TH JANUARY 2011

08:00

Breakfast

08:45

Morning Worship (including communion)

African delegates and Zander vd Westhuizen

09:30

Keynote 5: International youth ministry in an era of creative and destructive freedom

Russell Haitch (USA)

11:00

Refreshments

11:30

CONFERENCE PAPERS: Contextual, Dynamic and Grounded Youth Ministry

Contextual:

a)Fredrik Wenell (Swe): Imagine another Youth: How State and Popular Culture Obstruct Imagining Christian Youth

b) Marinda van Niekerk (SA): Nelson Mandela Children’s fund says: It takes a community to raise a child and a city to ruin them?

Dynamic:

a) Sally Nash (UK): Regenerative Practice: Building sustainability in Youth Ministry

b) Stephen Cady (US): Creative Encounters: The Missions of Improv Everywhere as Religious Experience?

Grounded:

a) Ronellle Sonnenberg (Neth): Youth Worship as a school for Christian Formation

b) Marilyn Naidoo (SA): The Spirituality of Theological Students in Seminary

13:00

Closing words by Association Chair

13:30

Lunch

14:30

Departure for all conference participants

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