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IASYM 2ND EUROPEAN CONFERENCE MESNALI, NORWAY
07 – 10 APRIL 2010
THE FUTURE OF TRADITIONS: RE-IMAGINING ECCLESIOLOGY FOR EUROPEAN YOUTH MINISTRY

(FINAL PROGRAMME as of 8th of March 2010)

WEDNESDAY 07TH APRIL
12.30 pm and onwards
Arrival and registration at Mesnali Youth Centre (Astrid Sandsmark)
Buses
Departing from Lillehammer at: 12.10h, 15.30h and 16.20h on Wed
Arriving at Mesnali: 12.35h, 15.50h and 16.40h
Maxi-Taxi service Lillehammer-Mesnali: 14.00h

1.00 pm and onwards Sandwiches can be bought for a reasonable price at Mesnali Youth Centre
Skiing opportunities

6.00 pm Welcome Dinner with a welcome address (Bård E H Norheim/Astrid Sandsmark)

7.00 pm Conference paper: Church Youth Work of the Future – Challenges to Contemporary Youth Work and Considerations of Underlying Principles. (Ulrich Schwab)
Respondent: Birgitte Lerheim
Co-respondent: Ronelle Sonnenberg
Chair: Bert Roebben
The presentation conference papers will be organized largely in the following way.
Paper-presentation: 25 min
Main respondent: 15 min
Co-respondent: 5 min
Open discussion on the paper, including any final remarks for the presenter: 30 min
For the invited key-note papers more time will be given to paper presentation.

8.30 pm Conference committees meet: Academic and Organizing Conference Committee

9.30 pm Worship: Norwegian conference committee (Margit Louise Holte)

THURSDAY 08TH OF APRIL

8.00 am Breakfast

9.00 am
Morning prayer: Norwegian conference committee (Margit Louise Holte)

10.00 am
Conference paper: Affirming faith: A study of adult baptism at an Oxford Church (Pete Ward)
Respondent: Espen Hasle
Co-respondent: Steven Emery-Wright
Chair: Ulrich Schwab 2

11.15 am Refreshments

11.45 am
(Invited) Keynote paper: The Future of Christology: Desire. Re-Imagining Ecclesiology. ( Prof Jan-Olav Henriksen, MF, Norwegian School of Theology, Oslo, Norway)
Chair: Bert Roebben

1.00 pm Lunch

2.30 pm Conference papers:
Session A: Being together and participation. The need for heuristic qualities in Youth Ministry in a dynamic culture. (Ronelle Sonnenberg and Harmen van Wijnen)
Respondent: Jan-Olav Henriksen
Co-respondent: Bernd Krupka
Chair: Ulrich Schwab
Session B: Contextuality, intersectionality and youth ministry. (Birgitte Lerheim)
Respondent: Steven Emery-Wright
Co-respondent: Chris Cook
Chair: Bert Roebben

3.45 pm
Refreshments

4.15 pm Conference papers:
Session A: Challenges for catechesis from the perspective of youth identity development.
(Jos de Kock)
Respondent: Jan-Olav Henriksen
Co-respondent: Kati Niemelä
Chair: Ronelle Sonnenberg
Session B: Whom is Christian youth work for? Some results from a survey on confirmants’ experience with confirmation work in the Nordic countries. (Bernd Krupka)
Respondent: Pete Ward
Co-respondent: Espen Hasle
Chair: Ulrich Schwab

5.30 pm Spare time (skiing, walking, informal discussions…)

7.00 pm Dinner

8.00 pm Discussion forum: Youth ministry – re-working traditions.

Heid-Leganger Krogstad and representatives from the Church of Norway faith nurture reform will present the reform and its impact on youth ministry in the Norwegian-Lutheran context.

This will form a platform for discussing how faith nurturing and youth ministry works out in the different European contexts.

Moderated by: Astrid Sandsmark

FRIDAY 09TH OF APRIL

8.00 am Breakfast

9.00 am Morning prayer: Norwegian conference committee (Margit Louise Holte)

10.00 am Conference papers:
Session A: Religious change in adolescence – Can church confirmation work contribute change in religiosity? (Kati Niemelä)
Respondent: Heid Leganger-Krogstad
Co-respondent: Jos de Kock
Chair: Steven Emery-Wright
Session B: Faith and voluntarism among the confirmed adolescent – which affects which? (Jouko Porkka)
Respondent: Bert Roebben
Co-respondent: Barbara Pühl
Chair: Ronelle Sonnenberg

11.15 am Refreshments

11.45 am (Invited) Keynote paper: Learning Christian traditions in plural contexts.
Dr Heid Leganger-Krogstad, MF, Norwegian School of Theology, Oslo, Norway
Chair: Bert Roebben

1.00 pm Lunch

2.30 pm Conference papers:
Session A: What and how do we learn from history? Apprenticeship and discipleship in Youth Ministry and the Early Church (Knut Tveitereid)
Respondent: Heid Leganger-Krogstad
Co-respondent: Pete Ward
Chair: Steven Emery-Wright
Session B: The Gap between Biblical Scholarship and Youth Ministry. What may Biblical scholarship offer Youth Ministry and what may Youth Ministry offer Biblical scholarship? (Petter Skippervold)
Respondent: Bert Roebben
Co-respondent: Ron Becker
Chair: Ronelle Sonnenberg

3.45 pm Refreshments

4.15 pm Conference papers:
Session A: Vocation of youth as youth: a biblical narrative case study. (Ron Becker)
Respondent: Heid Leganger-Krogstad
Co-respondent: Petter Skippervold
Chair: Bert Roebben 4
Session B: Empowered to worship: A comparison of understanding of and empowerment for worship between England and Singapore. (Steven Emery-Wright).
Respondent: Barbara Pühl
Co-respondent: Margit Louise Holte
Chair: Ronelle Sonnenberg

5.30 pm Spare time (skiing, walking, informal discussions…)

7.00 pm Dinner

8.00 pm
Discussion forum: The future of worship in youth ministry – how does (youth ministry) worship traditions develop in the different European contexts.

Participants from Eastern and Central European countries present the particular challenges for youth ministry in their contexts. Each of the other countries present a short “postcard” from their context – a video, a song, a ”live-report”, 2-5 min.

Moderated by: Bert Roebben and Kristina Klapproth

SATURDAY 10TH OF APRIL

8.00 am
Breakfast

9.00 am Morning prayer: Norwegian conference committee (Margit Louise Holte)

10.00 pm Key-note paper: Theologizing with Youth as Youth Ministry? Pedagogical and Theological Reflections (Bert Roebben)
Respondent: Pete Ward
Co-respondent: Birgitte Lerheim
Chair: Bård E. H. Norheim

11.30 Lunch

12.30 pm onwards Departure
Buses on Sat:
Departing from Mesnali: 09.15 h, 10.57 h, 13.15 h, 15.00 h, 16.02 h and 18.10h
Arriving at Lillehammer: 09.40 h, 11.17 h, 13.35 h, 15.25 h, 16.27 h and 18.35 h
Maxi-Taxi service Mesnali-Lillehammer on Sat: On request. Please contact Astrid Sandsmark during the conference.

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