Schedule for 2013 Cambridge Conference

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Thursday, January 3rd

11:00 am Arrival and registration
12:00 pm Welcome and introduction

1:00 pm Lunch
2:00-3:30 pm
Keynote 1: Reggie Nel, “Understanding New Youth Movements in an age of Empire. Implications for the study of Christian Youth Ministry, globally.” 3:30 pm Afternoon tea
4:00 – 5:00 pm Emerging research electives and shorter elective paper presentations (Session 1)
Format of Emerging Paper Sessions:
20 min – presentation / 10 min – discussion
Stream 1:
4.00-4.30: Frantisek Stech, “Fundamental considerations of the youth: Fundamental theology revisited in youth ministry.”
4.30-5.00: Christian Noval, “Youth in the light of revelation: The relevance of theological anthropology for the study of youth ministry.”
Stream 2:
4.00-4.30: Anita Cloete, “Revisiting the Family Approach in Youth Ministry.”
4.30-5.00: Andy Stirrup, “Growing faith with the help of extended family and Fictive Kin.”
Stream 3:
4.00-4.30: Sharon Galgay Ketcham, “Nurturing a Maturing Christian Faith in Adolescents: Insights from Positive Youth Development research.”
4.30-5.00: Shantelle Weber, “Faith Development of Youth: An Empirical and Theoretical Investigation within the EBOSCA.”
Stream 4:
4.00-4.30: Hans Meerveld, “Faith learning outcomes and catechesis practices.”
4.30-5.00: Harmen van Wijnen, “Small groups as powerful faith practices of adolescents and their renewed possibilities in youth ministry. A group dynamic and practical-theological study of the process of appearance of qualities of faith in small groups of adolescents. A study based on qualitative research in five small groups.”

5:10-6:10pm Emerging research electives and shorter elective paper presentations (Session 2)Stream 1:
5.10-5.40: Wendy M. Mohler, “Balancing the Boundaries: Self-Disclosure,Confession, and the Role of the Youth Minister.”
5.40-6.10: Jo Whitehead, “Life-wide learning – holistic integration in youth ministry formation and education.”
Stream 2:
5.10-5.40: Mark Cannister, “Moratorium Matters: Creating a Fertile Environment for Faith Formation.”
5.40-6.10: J.H.W. (Wielie) Elhorst, “Parental involvement in confirmation (catechism).”
Stream 3:
5.10-5.40: David Haskell and Kevin Flatt, “”More than just a party with your church chums?” Examining the impact of a Catholic, Mainline Protestant, and Conservative youth conference on Attendees`religious outlook.”
5.40-6.10: Bert Roebben, “”Reasons for the Road”. Why young Catholics attend the World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro 2013.”
Stream 4:
5.10-5.40: Morten Holmqvist, “How learning is understood in curriculums for confirmation.”
5.40-6.10: Astrid Sandsmark and Tone Stangeland Kaufman, “Worlds Colliding or Contributing to Learning? Christian Learning Processes for Confirmands Living at Welfare Institutions.”
6:10 pm Pre-dinner drinks/fellowship (drinks available in bar, not provided)
6:30 pm Dinner
7:30-9:00 pm Elective Papers (4) Format of Elective Paper Sessions:
5 min – introduction / 30 min – presentation / 10 min – response / 10 min – small group discussion / 35 min – question and answer
Stream 1: Erik C. Leafblad, “Embodied Catechism: Toward a Protestant, Missional Rule of Life.” Stream 2: Jason Lief, “Some kind of Monstrosity: What Youth Ministry can Learn from Heavy Metal.” Stream 3: Len Kageler, “Foundations and Models of Muslim Youth Work.” Stream 4: Amanda Holtz Drury, “An articulacy theory of testimony in adolescent spiritual formation:” 9:00-10:00 pm Fellowship in bar area, informal worship/singing

Friday, January 4th

7:45 am Morning Prayer
8:30 am Breakfast
9:30 am Keynote 2: Sarah Dunlop, “From obligation to consumption in two and a half hours: Exploring the sacred with Polish migrants.” 11:00 am Morning Tea
11:30 am Elective papers (4)Format of Elective Paper Sessions:
5 min – introduction / 30 min – presentation / 10 min – response / 10 min – small group discussion / 35 min – question and answer
Stream 1: Richard Rymarz, “The new evangelization and Catholic youth ministry: Some Issues and Challenges.” Stream 2: Bård Eirik Hallesby Norheim, “U-shaped Youth Ministry: Leading Change in Youth Ministry Rooted in Baptism and the Incarnation.” Stream 3: Sally and Paul Nash, “From assessment to intervention in spiritual care: Outcomes and reflections from a participation project.” Stream 4: Katherine M. Douglass, “The transformative power of the arts in the faith formation of young adults.” 1:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Keynote 3: Nick Shepherd, “Trying to be Christian: Youth Ministry as collaboration, participation and transformation in intentional Christian community” 3:30 pm Afternoon Tea
4:00 pm AGM
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Free evening for networking, going into town, etc.

Saturday, January 5th

7:45 am Breakfast
8:30 am Morning Worship
9:30 am Keynote 4: Russell Haitch, “#Searching for intimacy in the @ generation” 11:00 am Morning tea
11:30 am Elective papers (4)Format of Elective Paper Sessions:
5 min – introduction / 30 min – presentation / 10 min – response / 10 min – small group discussion / 35 min – question and answer
Stream 1: Birgitte Lerheim, “Incarnational ministry on digital arenas? Towards a professional ethics for youth ministry.” Stream 2: Graham Stanton, “Teenagers and Jesus: Almost Human? How Does the Incarnation provide a model of human faith and obedience for young people in the face of temptation and trial?” Stream 3: Paul McQuillan, “Who’s coming to school today? The role of education in developing youth spirituality.” Stream 4: Andrew Zirschky, “The Self between belief and unknowing: A Ricoeurian analysis of doubt and the young person.” 1:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Network time / affinity groups / Cambridge tour
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Keynote 5: David F. White, “Jürgen Moltmann`s Pneumatology as Narrative Frame for Youthful Epiphanies of Purpose.” 8:30 Fellowship time/bar

Sunday, January 6th

7:45 am Morning worship OR local church services
8:30 am Breakfast
9:30 am Elective papers (4) Format of Elective Paper Sessions:
5 min – introduction / 30 min – presentation / 10 min – response / 10 min – small group discussion / 35 min – question and answer
Stream 1: A. (Jos) de Kock, “A Typology of Catechetical Learning Environments.” Stream 2: Patrick C. Höring, “Koinonia – Youth ministry in a church as community.” Stream 3: Steve Emery-Wright, “Nigerian youth worship: Another piece in the puzzle.” Stream 4: Matthew Brain, “Skillful ministry in a pragmatic age.”
11:00 am Morning Tea
11:30 am
Keynote 6: Ron Becker, “Towards a Biblical Theological Framework for Youth Ministry” 1:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Departure

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