Wednesday, 8 July
11:00-12:30 Welcome and Introduction; Presentation 1:
Some Beliefs, Attitudes and Practices of Australian Catholic School Students and What This Means for Youth Ministry, Anthony Cleary Catholic Education Office Sydney
1:30-2:30 Presentation 2:
Hemorrhaging Faith: An Australian Response, Darren Cronshaw, Baptist Union of Victoria; Rowan Lewis, Whitely College, Melbourne; Stacey Wilson, Victoria Council of Christian Education.
2:30-4:00 Research Paper 1:
Renegotiating Faith through Emerging Adulthood, Rowan Lewis, Whitely College, Melbourne / University of Divinity
4:00 Afternoon Tea
4:30-5:30 Presentation 3:
The place of doubt in the faith development of young people, Jim French, Vice Principal, Youthworks College, Sydney.
7:00 Dinner at MMP
Thursday, 9 July
9:00-10:30 Research Paper 2:
Church in the Third Place, Stuart Crawshaw, Soul Revival Church, Sydney.
11:00-12:30 Research Paper 3:
Spiritual Formation In And For Freedom: Christian Youth Ministry in light of Maxine Greene’s Dialectic of Freedom, Graham Stanton, University of Queensland
2:00-3:00 Research Proposals (parallel):
The impact of fathers on the faith formation of their children: A review of current literature, Tim Beilharz, Youthworks Training, Sydney. (Chair: tbc)
The role of silence in engaging youth and children in the gospel of Mark, Rob Woolfrey, St. Johns Cooks Hill, Newcastle. (Chair: Graham Stanton)
The Ethics of SRE: How should Christians engage with the Government to forward their agenda? Mike Southon, Youthworks Training, Sydney (Chair: Rowan Lewis)
3:30-4:30 Presentations 4 & 5 (parallel):
The World: Preparing or Protecting our Children, Bill Salier, Principal, Youthworks College, Sydney
The Impact of World Youth Day on young Australians, Anthony Cleary Catholic Education Office Sydney
7:00pm Dinner (optional): Greenwood Hotel
Friday, 10 July
9:00-10:30 Research Paper 4:
First Century Corinthian questions for Twenty-First Century Western youth and children’s ministry: Biblical Scholarship and Faith formation in conversation, Beth Barnett, Victorian Council of Christian Education
11:00-12:30 Research Papers 5 & 6 (parallel):
Developing Youth Ministry within ‘Evangelizing Communities’: The Catholic Church’s Engagement with Young Australians in the Light of a Contemporary Theology of Mission, Chris Ryan MGL, University of Divinity (CTC).
Small groups, camps and DRMs. Ministry at schools in Sydney in the 1930s, Ruth Lukabyo, Youthworks College, Sydney
12:30-1:00 Conclusion: Building an Australasian Youth Ministry Research Network